June 04, 2010

Where are they NOW?

Debrahlee Lorenzana claims that she was harassed almost daily by her managers at Citibank, who apparently thought she was "too hot" and dressed in a manner they found sexually distracting.

A photoshoot arranged by Lorenzana's lawyer claims to show her in some of the apparel she wore to work.

She is certainly an attractive woman who choses to accentuate instead of hide her femininity with her choice of apparel, but her clothes did not seem to be outside the bounds of professional dress for that environment, and her outfits (at least those shown) were certainly more tasteful than some.

My question is simple: where are the feminists?

You might think that groups such as the National Organization for Women (NOW) and similar feminist groups would criticize Citibank for their apparent bias against Lorenzana. After all, equal rights should apply to all people if they are truly equal, and that includes women that are attractive... does it not?

Instead of ridicule of Citibank from so-called feminist blogs, I find mostly silence. The blogs writing about Lorenzana seem to be gossip blogs and business blogs.

Feminist outrage is apparently reserved to protest for the rights of the ugly and unattractive.

Pretty ladies... it seems you are on your own.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 4, 2010 08:20 AM

In one of the pics, she is clearly NOT wearing a bra. This woman knows what she is doing at work. But yes, the feminists are nowhere to be found.

Posted by: EC at June 4, 2010 08:30 AM

Ms. Lorenzana did not come by her job by affirmative action but was apparently hired for her skills and abilities nor does this involve lesbians, abortion or domestic violence; NOW could care less.

Posted by: Jerry in Detroit at June 4, 2010 08:59 AM

I would pay hard cash to work under her. ;)

Posted by: 1sttofight at June 4, 2010 01:16 PM

The feminists are not going to do anything. They are terrified of a smart beautiful woman. Feminists generally are hatefull, rude, arrogant and ugly.

Posted by: gDavid at June 4, 2010 03:01 PM

Yes, the failure of 2 blogs to comment on one particular sexual harassment story is significant. Incredibly so.

Posted by: libarbarian at June 4, 2010 05:57 PM

Yes, "libarbarian", their silence is significant. These are blogs that will work themselves into a lather if they find something to object to on Jeff Goldstein's blog -- so why do they ignore this story?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at June 6, 2010 08:49 PM