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Genderized Workplace Lookism in the U.S. and Abroad: Implications for Organization and Career Development Professionals

Genderized Workplace Lookism in the U.S. and Abroad: Implications for Organization and Career Development Professionals
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Author(s): Cynthia Howard Sims (Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, USA)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 23
Source title: Impact of Diversity on Organization and Career Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Claretha Hughes (University of Arkansas, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7324-3.ch005

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Abstract

Lookism is preferential treatment of those considered to be attractive and discrimination against those deemed less physically desirable. Value is attached to certain physical characteristics such as skin tone, height, weight, facial features, and hair color/textures. Two of the phenomena that exist under the umbrella of lookism are colorism and weightism, which are both genderized phenomenon that create social and workplace inequities. There are studies that explore physical appearance discrimination external to and within workplaces in the United States; however, there is little research on the impact of these prejudices on women abroad. Since today's global workforce is composed of women from various countries and cultural backgrounds, and their cultural values impact their career aspirations and career opportunities, organizational and career development professionals must understand the implications of both U.S. and international lookism and utilize strategies to address and prevent the related issues.

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