The Nation: Equality for Uglies

What better symbol of exploited womanhood than the pulchritudinous office worker of jest and lore? Lustful male chauvinist bosses chase her around desks, jealous wives plot her undoing, and her alleged lack of brains is a national joke. But at least, says Washington Post Columnist William Raspberry, she has a job—which is more than can be said for her less well-endowed sisters.

According to Raspberry, discrimination against ugly women ("there's no nice way to say it") is the most persistent and pervasive form of employment discrimination. Men, he argues, face no such bias, except...

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