I, for one, am tired of watching TV and movie actresses who portray working women, as well as real TV news anchorwomen, wear inappropriate party dresses to work. The skirts are too short, the necklines too low, and when these working women sit, thighs are exposed to an almost obscene level.
These females are the role models for Millennial working women.
Finally, a British law firm has put its foot down and sent out a five-page memo, which, by the way, was created by a committee of women, to its American employees:
Female employees across the US received a heartwarming, five-page memo entitled, “Speaking Effectively,” which advised them what not to wear, told them to “wear something special,” warned against “giggling,” outlined how to speak properly, and reminded them not to show cleavage at work.
This Millennial sense of inappropriate behavior was first noted in 2005 when the Northwestern University’s national championship women’s lacrosse team wore flip-flops for a congratulatory visit to the White House. “But they were really nice flip-flops,” said one of the team.
Millennial business women may be able to get away with this in the U.S., but we are now a global economy and flipflops and cleavage are a dealbreaker in Dubai, Dublin and even downtown New York City.
I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of Baby Boomers who have focused their attentions on individual rights, but rarely on personal responsibilities.
And, as usual, feminist groups are beating their chests (sorry, I couldn’t help myself), protesting this latest assault on the rights of women.