Observations: Judging by Appearance

Is it wrong to judge people by their appearance?

When I am preparing for interview, I do what everyone else does.  I make sure my suit is clean and wrinkle-free, my hair is neat and tidy, I’ve researched the employer, etc.  Why? I do all of these things so that I make a great first impression.  I know the employers are going to judge me based on what I’m saying and equally, if not more importantly, my appearance.  We would all agree that in that situation, it’s okay for the employer to judge the new prospect.

Imagine instead if I came into that interview wearing the same suit jacket with a matching skirt, except my skirt was too small and too short and instead of wearing a blouse, I’m wearing a tank top that exposes most of my breasts.  with flip-flops on.  We already know I would not have gotten the job looking like such a hot mess.  I doubt my mother would have said:

“Oh baby that’s terrible!  How could they judge you by what you were wearing?  Shouldn’t they focus on how intelligent you are and not what you are wearing?”

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Wall Street Journal: How Kelly Rowland Is Expanding Her Brand

(L-R) Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow attend a photocall for the X Factor at 02 Arena on August 17, 2011 in London, England.

R&B/Pop recording artist Kelly Rowland was only 11 years old when she made her foray into the music industry and as a teen became a member of Destiny’s Child, a group that starred a still-budding young singing sensation named Beyoncé Knowles.

Two decades later, Rowland is still topping the charts as a solo artist. Her single “Motivation” recently reached No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and Rowland is set to release more singles from her third solo album, “Here I Am,” internationally.

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