[Instagram: Kim Kardashian]
A new study at the University of Oregon found that women who post sexy selfies on social media are often perceived by other women as less attractive, less intelligent, and less competent.
In the study, 118 ladies between the ages of 13 and 25 were shown two Facebook profiles for a fictitious 20-year-old woman named Amanda Johnson. In one profile, she was pictured wearing a modest short-sleeved shirt and jeans, with a scarf draped over her chest. In the second profile, she wore a red low-cut dress, with a slit up one leg and a garter belt. Aside from the profile pictures, the pages were identical and included typical interests for someone her age, like Lady Gaga and “The Notebook.” Participants rated whether they thought Amanda was pretty, whether she seemed like friend material, and whether they believed she could get a job done. The more modest profile scored higher in every category.
I think it's super rude to make so many assumptions about a complete stranger based on one outfit, but maybe if you're on the hunt for a job, you might want to consider taking down those sexy pics. It would be lame if you didn't get the job because some hiring manager saw your Facebook page.
What are your thoughts about this?