That’s a real quote, people.
It comes via Fairfax’s dating blogger Samantha Brett and her piece, ‘The Great Cleavage Conundrum: should men look if it’s on display?’, published on Fairfax websites a few days ago.
Brett wrote this piece in response to Bettina Ardnt’s column about women getting their boobs out and the effect it has on men (last week we discussed that on Mamamia – comments were fascinating). In Bettina’s original column, she asked whether women who dressed sexily at work were encouraging ogling from men and called the flaunting of cleavage an “up yours gesture of the most provocative kind”.
Brett takes the debate one step further by suggesting women should use their cleavage – whether real or fake – as a tool of empowerment.
Yep. Time to check the calendar to make sure it’s 2012 and then get your tits out for the boys. Who knows what it could do for your career!
We’ve highlighted some of the most interesting bits.
Many women have cottoned on to the innate power of the simple act of showing a bit of chest flesh. And, while the fairer sex aren’t exactly sure what chemical reactions are sparked in the minds of blokes at the mere sight of a little décolletage, nevertheless over time they’ve learnt one vital life lesson: a little cleavage goes a long way.
And when it comes to the workplace, despite the fight for equal pay and equal rights, some women (many women) know that a good push-up bra is a better investment than any PhD. Besides, it sure as hell is something no man can ever attempt to compete with, no matter how many golf games or strip-club outings they organise for prospective clients. Women simply whip on a low-cut dress, some spindly stilettos and, voila! They’re ahead of the game by a long shot.
I only wish someone would have told me before I went to uni that all I really needed to do to be successful in life was nick down to Myer and pick me up a wonderbra. Hey Presto! A job! Empowerment!