In my continuing campaign to bring back an appreciation for decorum and modesty to our modern, skanky culture, I'm copying a hilarious blog entry I came across about covering your boobies at work. Here in its entirety:
"Look, I'm gay. I'm a backslidden gay Roman Catholic. But, I still look at boobies. If you show your boobies, I'm gonna stare. This is why I need to very politely ask all women to cover their boobies at work. Seriously, when they are practically falling out of your blouse it is hard not to look. I know you see me looking. I can't help myself. I fear a law suit or at the very least a stern talking too. The office is no place for boobies. What would you think if I went around with my my ass or genitals showing? (Besides, "oh man, he's HAWT!") You can make all the arguments you want about boobies not being sexual organs and you can say, "look at my face when I'm speaking!" But if you are showing the boobies I'm still gonna look. I can't imagine what you are putting the straight guys through. My mom always said that we should avoid being a near occasion of sin for someone else. I know that sounds archaic to some people, but really ladies, do you get off on getting men off at the office? The ladies at my hardcore Catholic university used to promote the three finger rule. That is, nothing lower than three fingers width from the pit of your throat. That might be a bit extreme, but you get the idea."
Hard to argue with that, coming from a man who you'd think couldn't care less about cleavage. But there you have it: "If you show your boobies, I'm gonna stare." The office where I work is about half men and half women. Some of the college age women in the office wear clothing that is either quite form-fitting or low-cut, yet they are upset and offended when men look at their chests. How is it that otherwise smart young women are oblivious to the effect that their attire (or lack thereof) has on people? Maybe they've been brainwashed by feminists and they think they can can ignore biological hard-wiring. Office attire ought to be more conservative than what you wear to go out clubbing.
A new generation of women might do well to read John T. Malloy's New Women's Dress for Success (1996), an updated version of his best-seller from the 70's about how to dress so that you are taken seriously in the corporate world. If you want to advance in your career, you dress like your boss. Neat, conservative, nothing sexually provocative. Another useful book about dressing to enhance your credibility at work (and increase your paycheck!) is Dressing Smart by Chic Simple Author Kim Johnson-Gross. Time and a place, ladies, there's a time and a place.