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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dropping out because of shoes

Atlantic magazine got a lot of publicity from a article by a Princeton professor titled, Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. She went back to teaching after quitting her job working for Hillary Clinton at the State Dept.

Meanwhile, Princeton has published a little known secret to academic success or failure for women. Hilary Levey Friedman just got her sociology PhD there, and writes that her career hinged on her shoes:
I realized that I was heading down a path that potentially would stifle the real me — someone who loves pop culture and high heels. And so, I had my epiphany. I no longer wanted to be an academic. I wanted to wear fabulous high-heel shoes all the time, especially after wearing those boring flat, black boots to the interview, having two professors comment on them, and still not getting the job.
I cannot tell whether she is serious or not. She says her research specialty is Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras.

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