The value of ugliness

The value of ugliness – Interesting article that relates fan art of Brienne from Game of Thrones to this idea that women must be beautiful to be seen as competent. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about as I prepare to enter the corporate world. How much makeup do I need to wear? If I wear the wrong shoes, will they think I don’t know what I’m doing?

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  1. And I think you might be making too much of it. I think you’re way more likely to be judged by the quality of your work than the niceness of your shoes. You can wear as much or as little makeup as you feel comfortable with (I’ve seen all ends of the spectrum at CBA) and I’m pretty sure no-one cares what shoes you wear (just so long at they’re not thongs). Just be competent and it’ll be fine.

  2. I didn’t mean that my fears were rational. I am well aware that they are completely irrational, and that most people don’t give a fig what other people are wearing or doing. 🙂

    The fact that I know these things doesn’t keep me from worrying though.

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