I couldn't help but think of this class recently over break. I am back home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and I find myself among friends just talking and hanging out. My friend, Megan, proceeds to tell us that at work today her manager said that her t-shirt and jeans attire was not sexy enough. Her male manager then went on to say, "you need to look as sexy as possible at work." The males in the room, including Megan's boyfriend, justified the manager's comment by saying it provided Megan with more tips.
Since when is "being sexy" a prerequisite to serving food and beverages?
Are male servers required to look sexy?
Are places like Hooters detrimental to views of women?
How does this type of mentality affect the views of women?
How does this affect the treatment women in this type of work place?