Pretty Can Hurt Women’s Careers

A new study finds attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy and less truthful. Researchers call it the “femme fatale effect.”

“Highly attractive women can be perceived as dangerous.” – Leah Sheppard, assistant professor at Washington State University

Beautiful women sail through life with all the advantages in the world, right? That’s what many of us have been conditioned to believe, but of course, it’s not true. And now there’s research to prove it — when it comes to the workplace, at least. According to a recent study, attractive business women are in fact considered less trustworthy, less truthful and more worthy of being fired than other women.

“Let me tell you something — being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble.”

— Halle Berry

Read more at New York Times


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