Can somebody please help me remove my eyeballs from the back of my head because we're in 2017 but women are still being judged by what they wear.
And people ask why we need International Women's Day...
A study by Dr Alfredo Gaitan from the University of Bedfordshire has revealed that women who wear more 'sexualised' clothing are thought to be more intelligent.
Dr Gaitan polled 64 students (with an average of 21) and asked them to rank a picture of the same woman in two different outfits on her faithfulness, job status, morality, personality, willingness to have sex, and intelligence.
Honestly... what would Elle Woods say?
In the first picture the woman wore a low-cut top with a mini skirt and jacket. In the second picture she wore a longer skirt and a more skin covering top.
The results showed that the the woman was seen as more intelligent and faithful when wearing the 'sexy' outfit.
While we're happy that the findings are the complete opposite of slut shaming, we just find it so disappointing that our worth is based on how we dress.
A view that Dr Gaitan appears to share: "Have attitudes changed so much that people are not making negative judgements based on a woman's dress?"
"We think there are still negative attitudes out there, but perhaps people are seeing the sexy look more positively."
I think we'll just continue to wear whatever the hell we want if that's quite alright.
Via: Cosmopolitan UK