I was recently present at an orientation meeting for new professionals in a particular field. The "look" of the day seemed to be...cleavage. One woman, who knew she would literally be on stage, dressed in a very tight fitting tank top with nothing left to the imagination, a very short skirt, and high healed sandals. There was another woman in a tiny, spaghetti strapped top telling the participants how to win respect as a professional.
These were highly educated, well-qualified people. I don't understand what these women were thinking when they dressed, literally, like street walkers, to a business function.
Have we made progress towards equal treatment under the law only to announce that we have no clue how to act like anything other than the sex objects we purport to abhor? How in the world are our colleagues supposed to take us seriously when we show up with next to nothing on at a business meeting?!?! Somehow no one is supposed to notice?!!!
The treatment of women as objects to be used is common enough in the music and television industries. For smart young women to further that attitude by the way they dress to go to a job related function is just plain counter productive.