Last week, a survey commissioned by Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Jones claimed that women who display too much cleavage at work could end up
sabotaging their careers.
The survey of 3,000 managers found that almost half of bosses had overlooked a woman for promotion if she had regularly worn low-cut tops to attract
Sexist - or just common sense? Here, four writers argue whether it’s ever acceptable to parade plunging necklines
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Several authors go on to discuss the topic.
Personally, here is how I feel. Being asked to cover up my cleavage, when the office does not require uniforms, is oppressive, and a conspiracy
against women. Women have breasts. Some women, like me, have rather large breasts. I love my breasts, they are a part of me I refuse to hide them.
Many of my shirts are V cut, because I enjoy showcasing my best assetts, and I would hope that my work would be what people judge, not my breasts.
So, in your experience, as employees, employers, coworkers, men and women, what do you think? Should women be allowed to show cleavage in the
workplace? Is asking a female to not show cleavage oppressive, or sexist?
I find it disgusting that some bosses overlook some females just because they show cleavage. I think that reflects the perversion of thought in the
boss's own mind, personally.
People need to get over cleavage already! ALL women have breasts, (well, most do), and it should be MY choice how I want to dress or display my
Men must be very frightnened of the power of the breast if they are passing cleavage minded woemn over for promotions, simply due to cleavage