“So what if I show up at the job interview dressed like a ho …” [Darleen Click]
“…if you notice, you are making War-On-Women™!”
Or so is the conclusion of Left-feminists all a’twitter over a rather the hapless tale of NY state senator Marty Golden, a Republican representative of working-class South Brooklyn who dared offer his female constituents a class on career development
Republican state Sen. Marty Golden’s office was planning career-development classes for his “female constituents,” where participants will “‘refresh’ their knowledge of what’s new in 21st century business etiquette and social protocol.”
“POSTURE, DEPORTMENT, AND THE FEMININE PRESENCE: walking with books on the head are outdated,” part of the course description reads. “Women who walk from their power center. The art of feminine presence. Sit, stand and walk like a model. Walk up and down a stair elegantly……and much more.”
Leave aside for the moment even the appropriateness of taxpayers dollars being used on any sort of career development class and look at the assumptions the Left-feminists make in their risible on Mr. Golden.
“Men like Golden don’t see a class in posture and deportment as demeaning or paternalistic or downright insulting, but it is all of those things.”
“What better authority on ideal femininity than a politician best known for his virulent homophobia?”
Golden had the audacity to decline to support Same-sex “marriage”. Which, QED, now marks one as a “virulent homophobe”.
Yet, in the midst of all the breast-beating over the unseemliness of Golden’s white male privilege in offering such a class (and some of the Left-fem histrionics would lead some to assume he was going to teach the class himself, dressed like Rhett Butler ready to carry the recalcitrant ladies up the stairs they couldn’t learn to elegantly navigate) was whether or not this type of class would be helpful to job-seekers.
As someone who has, over the past five years, been in the position of conducting interviews and making hiring decisions … oh for God sake’s, YES YES YES. Please have pity on me, YES.
It is bad enough to slug through horribly-written resumes and cringe-educing cover letters, but to have someone show up to an interview late and dressed either like she rolled out of bed and grabbed whatever was laying on the floor, or that she never changed from her clubbing outfit from the night before, is a sure-fire way to not make it into the hire-from pool.
Dressing for success, and the accompanying way of how to behave, is part demonstrating just how seriously one takes getting and keeping the job.
However, is individual career advancement what these carping Left-feminists really want for their working-class sisters?
“The senator represents the working class women of Brooklyn, women who have genuine concerns; concerns like, how even though she’s holding down two minimum wage jobs, she can’t afford heathcare insurance. Or concerns like, where the hell is she supposed to find all-night day care so she can take the opening on the midnight shift that pays a dollar an hour more.”
“The pay gap still exists, working women face often insurmountable challenges in making sure that their work is done and their kids are cared for, childcare costs are astronomical, the U.S. is one of the only industrialized countries in the world without paid parental leave, and low-income women with children (even very young children) face losing necessary (and meager) benefits unless they work large numbers of hours in an economy with few open jobs.”
Not really. These sisters are just the fodder needed to expand Big Government into providing more “free stuff.” Please, ladies, don’t aspire to better yourself out of those two minimum-wage jobs, turn your kids over to the government for “care” and demand free meds!
Tags: brooklyn, left-feminism, marty golden, new york, war on women, working class