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is this sexism and what do i do about it?

Today i was in a meeting with my managing director and operations director. They went on to ask me what i thought my strength were within my job. I am new to a management role and they knew i had no experience with management or with this particular industry when they employed me. They then start to talk about what i am wearing-which was a blouse and smart trousers. They said i need to change my attire as it looks like im ready for bed. He then goes on to say i am looking washed out and should wear makeup!!! Now is this sexist?? Surely i decide if i need make up or not!! What do i do??

Asked By: - 3/24/2011
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Typical that all the answers so far are from men. Now, It's NOT sexist, to address appearance in the work place, BUT to say you cannot be a manager without *sexing* yourself up and plying on the make up IS... More
Answered By: kendra27UK - 3/24/2011
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Grow a pair, get down to superdrug and while your at it buy a power blazer. Get them shoulders really defined. Also grow a pair
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Answered By: slowerbutharder - 3/24/2011
 
it is only sexist if they do not tell male colleagues to be aware of their appearance
Answered By: derbydolphin - 3/24/2011
 
No... More
Answered By: Sean R - 3/24/2011
 
Of course it's not sexist. You need to calm down. A lot of jobs do this, and if you actually want to work there, quit being immature and thinking the world is against you, and actually do what they say! They want their people to look professional, not a clown who doesn't own pants. I'm sorry, but grow up. If you're... More
Answered By: Stephen - 3/24/2011
 
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