Was President Obama wrong...

Like Tree9Likes
  • 3 Post By geeky
  • 1 Post By geeky
  • 2 Post By murrrcat
  • 2 Post By RedCatWaves
  • 1 Post By Curlswirl

...to compliment California Atty General on her looks?

Or more generally, do you feel mentioning a person's appearance in a work setting is always inappropriate? Where do we draw the line?

(Modeling, etc. jobs excluded)
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Yes, he was wrong.

Is it always wrong in a work setting? Depends what you mean by work setting. I will occasionally complement my coworkers' (male or female) clothing or haircut if I am pretty close to them and if we are in an informal situation at work (chatting while drinking coffee, meeting in the hall, etc.) I think that is OK (unless one is very persistent in complementing a coworker, makes them uncomfortable, etc.)

But in an actual formal work situation at work, no way, never. If someone were to introduce a colleague at a business meeting as "The top sales rep in the Northeast and also the most attractive" that would be WRONG WRONG WRONG.
Josephine, eche428 and curlypearl like this.
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.
I just read that Obama has said similar things about men in professional contexts, so I doubt he is an evil sexist, he was just making dorky jokes. But it is still wrong. Wrong to say about men or women.
curlypearl likes this.
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.
can we talk about the monsanto gate....grrrr
ruralcurls and thelio like this.
It was just a dorky comment not proof of sexism. I have heard him say similar things about male colleagues and no one was offended, but he really needs to stop doing that looks-judgy thing to women.
jeepcurlygurl and curlypearl like this.
I also think it was wrong as he said she was "by far the best looking AG in the US." Isn't that ranking looks?! Did he create a beauty pageant for AGs from the US and he was the judge?!That means the others are not as attractive. Not a smart or sensitive (and a sexist) thing to say which is surprising since he is such a bright guy!
curlypearl likes this.
Entire quote: (formatting fixed) “She’s brilliant and she’s dedicated, she’s tough…She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general...It’s true! C’mon.”

Tempest in a teapot. And yes I've heard him say similar re: men. And I think Beau Biden is right up there in looks with Kamala.

Last edited by chupie; 04-10-2013 at 02:07 PM. Reason: Messy formatting
can we talk about the monsanto gate....grrrr
Originally Posted by murrrcat
People should be talking about it. They should be talking about it, and focusing on whats going on around them locally, rather than every side story that keeps them distracted.

Lard knows the theories alone are interesting. Alien control and everything...

^I'm assuming those are the same people who bought the strange sounds heard around the world hoax. It's just a guess, though.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 08-08-2013 at 08:11 AM.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com