Why is she wearing a swimsuit to the office?

Part of the office culture here is that staff members do not have to report incidents, issues or concerns directly to the upper levels of management.  They are free to talk to someone lower down the order who will take it up on their behalf and they can bow out of the process at that stage should they wish.

This works well.  Some people can have concerns that they won’t be listened to or they feel intimidated about going straight to the top.  So, I’ll recall an incident here.

The title of this post was the opening to the conversation and it took me by surprise.  I remember thinking what, who?  It was a case of her over there and a brief rant about why the standard of dress was not appropriate.

To quickly set the scene, it was a hot day and the person in question was wearing a skirt that came above the knee (but not in breach of policy), a thinly strapped top (stomach was covered and very little cleavage showing) and heels.  A matching jacket was hung over the back of her office chair.  For certain, it was on the casual side of professional but well with in the rules.

Now I’ve seen a few swimsuits before, some more daring than others perhaps, but I can never recall one that I would (probably inadequately) describe as a skirt suit.  Alas per policy I had to report it in writing, describing the discussion and what the other party was wearing.  I felt like a catwalk MC who wasn’t doing his job properly “xxx was wearing a cream coloured……….”.

It was dismissed out of hand but a few days later the woman who made the complaint came to see me again.  She identifies herself as a feminist and a supporter of feminist ideals.  She said she hoped things didn’t go further with her issue, she was having a bad time at the moment and wanted to hurt someone and that someone was going to be the best dressed female in the office at that moment.

She had no intention of striking out at a male though.

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    • Matthew Chiglinsky
    • October 12th, 2013

    Best dressed? Don’t encourage an immoral, attention-seeking slut who doesn’t know how to cover her body like a normal person. There’s no reason to wear a short skirt or show any cleavage.

    Although, I’m an anarchist. I wouldn’t complain to management, but if the slut gets raped in the parking lot then she shouldn’t complain to anyone either. You play with fire, sometimes you get burned.

    While I have self-control and can just watch porn (which is still a moral problem), some men don’t, and some women are just arrogant and foolish about the laws of nature.

    • Apparently, anarchists don’t have reading comprehension. There wasn’t anything abnormal about her dress.

    • Matthew Chiglinsky
    • October 12th, 2013

    By the way, as someone taking the “red pill” shouldn’t the fact that something is “with in the rules” basically mean nothing to you? The “rules” are arbitrary, remember.

    Right now, for instance, the “rules” of society allow for: Internet pornography, condom and genital-enlargement commercials on TV, homosexuality, abortion. The general “rules” and “standards” of society are careless and immoral, and I have little doubt that some of that spills over into the rules that people in positions of authority concoct for their workplaces. Moral corruption is a widespread disease.

    • The workplace rules are not arbitrary. I break the rules = I get fired. I get fired = the mortgage does not get paid.

    • Matthew Chiglinsky
    • October 12th, 2013

    The great irony is that in a spiritual sense that feminist is a much more attractive woman (at least to someone like me) than the slut. I like a woman who respects herself and defends the purity of female sexuality.

    • Someone who goes out to intentionally hurt someone else is spiritually more attractive to you?

    • Matthew Chiglinsky
    • October 12th, 2013

    Oh, and also on the “best dressed” thing, I think you have the concept of beauty confused with the concept of sexuality. It’s a common misconception in our morally-corrupt, misogynistic culture. A modestly-dressed woman in a long dress and/or pants can still be beautiful. I’ve seen it.

    • Again, reading comprehension. It was the female who complained that identified the other as the best dressed, not me.

    • Matthew Chiglinsky
    • October 14th, 2013

    This seems relevant:

    “At Catholic school, there was a required dress code (supposedly to teach discipline). Boys would basically imitate a business man in an office: dress pants, a white dress shirt, a tie, and either a sweater vest or a sports jacket. Girls would, unfortunately, imitate a submissive secretary: a skirt, a blouse, and a sweater or blazer. Girls were actually allowed to wear pants, but most opted for the skirt for some reason. Some might call the girls uniform ‘feminine’ or ‘cute’. To me it seemed sexist (and unfortunately sexually distracting as well).”

    http://agalltyr.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/the-sexually-inappropriate-irony-of-catholic-school-uniforms/

    • School dress codes are normally to identify the pupils as part of a collective. There is a thought that it encourages a sense of belonging to the school and students are less likely to carry out behaviours that would shame the reputation of the school whilst in uniform.

      There seems to be a strange bias to your posts. In 16+ years in office environments, I’ve never seen submissive secretaries. Neither where I have worked or dealing with third party firms. I’ve only seen it as fantasy in adult entertainment.

      Did you do any research why the girls “seemed” to like wearing skirts.

      I’ve not seen anything remotely exciting about true catholic school atire. Admittedly some school uniforms look what I’d call less professional, but the conservative ones generally don’t show any flesh.

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