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A study by the University of Colorado Denver Business School has found that attractive women are sometimes overlooked for jobs considered to be "masculine." Attractive women faced discrimination when they applied for jobs where appearance was not seen as important. These positions included job titles like manager of research and development, director of finance, mechanical engineer and construction supervisor. They were also overlooked for categories like director of security, hardware salesperson, prison guard and tow-truck driver. The study also found that attractive men did not face any discrimination and were actually at an advantage because of their good looks. Wow. The struggle over gender and meaning never ends. Shaking our reasonably attractive heads to our disadvantage over at The Root.

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—Nsenga K. Burton


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