HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE
We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.
Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.
Then why the fuck am I so broke
When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher asked us if we would rather be attractive and broke or ugly and rich. I wrote attractive and broke because, and I remember writing this point specifically, attractive people are more likely to get hired, so I could get a job and I wouldn’t need to just be rich, I could make myself rich.
My teacher read mine aloud to the class and declared that I was wrong because “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. She didn’t call me out specifically in that she didn’t say I wrote it, but it was still embarrassing.
Good to know ten year old me was RIGHT, MRS. VAN SCOYC.
They’ve even done mock trials with actors playing everyone but the jurors. Everyone follows the same script, the only difference is that for one jury the defendant is attractive and for one jury the defendant is unattractive. The attractive person gets found not guilty FAR more often than the unattractive person.