A new study released by the Journal of Social Psychology has led to a seriously awkward encounter between Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano and Waleed Aly and Gorgi Coghlan on Monday night’s edition of The Project.
Discussing the study’s findings – which were that women who show cleavage in the workplace generally wield more power – Coghlan said, “In all honesty, I was really annoyed about this study today, I’m sick of studies about what women wear.”
According to the Daily Mail, who reported the study over the weekend, “the study found women who loosened their top few buttons were seen as more forceful — especially to female colleagues."
“The outcome actually surprised researchers at the University of Wisconsin, who had expected a camisole to boost a woman’s image.”
Agreeing with Coghlan, Aly said, “I'm trying to imagine there will be young girls sitting here watching this tonight or who might have read about the study during the day and I worry that the message they’re getting is that to show off some cleavage, that’s the way to have power and success in your professional life."
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