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    Silvia Nightshade
    "Though the tips and suggestions were the kind of advice savvy mothers once offered to their daughters and attendance was voluntary, after all "
    Yeah back in the 1950's you fucking dimwit!! I, thankfully, missed out on the 50's and was born in 1965. My mother and my aunt's and most of my friend's mother's weren't quite so lucky and not a one of them had a good thing to say about coming of age as a female in the 1950's. Most of their marriages came about as 18 or 19 year olds  because 1) That's what was expected of them and their other options were limited, working/middle class women weren't encouraged to go on to college for the most part and 2) they got readily available birth control except for condoms (and we all know how dependable guys are when it comes to being in charge of the birth control...not) and of course, no legal abortion. I got news for you, Miss Mata Hari wanna be, the kind of advice I got from the savvy women in my life was to absolutely NOT emulate the "proper lady, always done up perfectly just in case her Prince Charming happened to appear".  

    As for the slovinliness comments, I HATE wearing dresses, I will do so if the occasion calls for it, but I am a pants kind of girl. I'm also 5'7, I don't really need high heels though I do love the way they look and I've yet to meet a pair (and I've met quite a few ;) that are comfortable AT. ALL. I've never dressed "slovenly" for work (my Mom would've kicked my ass" and I look damned cute in a pair of capri's, a cute top (no clevage ever, cause I have no boobs, LOL, not to mention it's unprofessional) and an awesomely cute pair of flats found at a bargain basement price from the clearance rack at Macy's. I usually do wear make up to work, it's my personal preferrance, and I have better things to do than sit around getting mani's and pedi's (don't have the patience or attention span to sit that long doing nothing) and I rarely wear nail polish at all. And I've spent most of my working life in the beauty industry!

    Whoever authorized this seminar and whoever delivered it, voluntary to employees or not, I find this egregious and appalling given the military's current situation regarding the culture of rape and cover up that they are embroiled in. Whoever authorized it needs to be FIRED, pronto and whoever delivered it needs to undergo some serious retraining regarding professionalism and the inapproriateness and unacceptability of this kind of  "career counseling".

    "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..

    by mindara on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:40:01 PM PST

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