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08:51 PM on 06/09/2011
Candy Crowley is a big woman who commands both respect and likability.
10:50 PM on 06/09/2011
Or else.
Sandmanj
Tread gently. Mother nature is pregnant.
03:43 AM on 06/10/2011
When ever I swallow a June bug I stick my Candy Crowley down my throat and upchuck.
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Lambpie
Opinions are not facts.
07:39 PM on 06/09/2011
I would just be happier if men and women were held to the same standards.
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05:35 PM on 06/10/2011
Why? We are different animals.
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kudzumaster
People are more than political affiliation.
11:55 AM on 06/12/2011
Same animal, different gender. Having an innie instead of an outie does not change your species.
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06:40 PM on 06/09/2011
6/9/11
6:40pm
Arlington, VA

I've been FAT and I've been skinny and I do remember that people treated me like I was a genius when I was skinny--complete strangers would come up to me and ask me how I kept so slim.
Well, now I'm FAT again.
Guess I have to lose weight if I want a job. No problem. Soon as I get out of the homeless shelter and fix my own meals again I can do it.
06:13 PM on 06/09/2011
this just reflects the fact that men continue to dictate women's work lives; we all know what those jokers are thinking with.
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Peanut Santiago
05:24 PM on 06/09/2011
Actually, good looking people, both men and women, make more money (in general) than their plainer counterparts.

Good looks are an advantage, just like intelligence or money.
05:58 PM on 06/09/2011
Height is an advantage, as is good hair, for men. Corporate executives are usually tall men with good hair. Eisenhower was the last bald president and that was almost 50 years ago.
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dim
one in a can
11:22 PM on 06/09/2011
Good looks are a sign of good health. That's we think good looks are good looks.
01:40 AM on 06/10/2011
Citation, please. "Good looks" is a subjective thing, perpetuated by, well, everything we see. Photoshop does not help. Intelligence and education, followed closely by communication skills and determination/ambition, should decide how much a person makes, not how much the hirer finds the person attractive.
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plumnelly
05:22 PM on 06/09/2011
New Jersey governor Christie is a bloated pig and makes big bucks. Enough said.
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Parkite
Still haven't found what I'm looking for
06:47 PM on 06/09/2011
The exception to the rule. Not to mention that "on average" good looking people and people of ideal weight make more money. Obviously, it doesn't say ALL/ONLY these people do well. There are always going to be exceptions.
Itsasmallworld
Your micro-brew is empty
12:52 PM on 06/09/2011
True! I used to work for a high end retailer. Being well put together was definitely part of the job, but the skinniest women were promoted to buyer positions.
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11:37 AM on 06/09/2011
This makes me so depressed. I think I'm gonna eat another box of Twinkies.
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JustV
Drink chocolate milk, its like dessert in a glass.
03:42 PM on 06/10/2011
they even make 'em with chocolate filling, now !! (no joke.)
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dbsherri
Remember what the Dormouse said
11:29 AM on 06/09/2011
Oprah would find that interesting, ya think?
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plumnelly
05:23 PM on 06/09/2011
Exactly!
05:59 PM on 06/09/2011
Yeah, but Oprah's her own boss, which makes a difference.
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jim9034
Chirp!
09:47 AM on 06/09/2011
A skinny lady with big hooters can make even more.
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09:44 AM on 06/09/2011
The article did not specify if the heavier women in the study were fat or 'big boned'. I'm curious if a financial stratification exists there.
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Peanut Santiago
05:28 PM on 06/09/2011
Good looking people are much more likely to get hired and get ahead.

Yes, it is superficial, but people are superficial (much of the time).

"Fat" women are not considered good looking in our society.....

Big boned women can be attractive or not....so it is more a matter of how good looking they are UNLESS they are considered fat.
Fat is not good for getting ahead, especially in women.
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gx5000
Life's too short, be happy..
09:40 AM on 06/09/2011
Attractive people make more money, what else is new ?
As I grow older and fatter, I too will feel the approving looks and helpful waitresses
turn away from the "has been".....now if you have cash, looks are just the icing on the cake.
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Peanut Santiago
05:34 PM on 06/09/2011
I was reasonably good looking when I was younger.
However, I guess I was a bit of an oddball.
I found nothing wrong in guys looking at me BUT hated it that their only interest was sexual.
Rarely did a guy care about me as a person.
I was just a commodity.

I am older and not good looking today. (Okay for my age though.)
Oddly enough, I am HAPPIER with myself today than back then.
Today, I don't get much attention....but at least I am NOT a sex object.
12:50 PM on 06/10/2011
I don't think that's odd at all.
I found nothing wrong with men looking at me, I found it complimentary (unless it was downright oogling...creepy) but was disheartened and sometimes threatened that sex was the only interest men had. I guess we women are idealistic.
As I age I am so much more comfortable in my skin and not merely ornamental. Men and how they feel or react doesn't mean much anymore and that's a blessing.
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SADWING
GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS
07:01 AM on 06/09/2011
T seems logical to me. Skinny woman literally run circles around their fat counterparts...
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11:39 AM on 06/09/2011
Wow, a man that FINALLY understands that size does matter. :|
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SADWING
GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS
10:34 PM on 06/09/2011
FINALLY!
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pat2 718
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11:16 PM on 06/09/2011
And if running isn't the job?
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SuperMoncho
The worst kind of prejudice is the kind against me
11:26 PM on 06/08/2011
That's not news, same thing happens with guys.
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badger2196
Above the radar
04:15 PM on 06/09/2011
Seems you didn't read the article (??)
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Comicoffee
real analysis paired with a hefty dose of sarcasm
10:40 PM on 06/08/2011
Just wondering, is it possible that some of the weight gain in the study is "baby weight"?
If that's the case, then could it also be possible that the decrease in salary came as a result of reduced hours or taking time off for kids or some other family-related thing?
jackstpaul
What am I supposed to write here?
12:46 AM on 06/09/2011
No, they controlled for that.
10:26 AM on 06/09/2011
They controlled for the presence of school-age children in the household. But not if the women had had children in the far past. However, women who can (or must) return to a very thin figure after having children are somewhat unusual. I would be more interested in a study which only included the childless women. Motherhood and how different women repond to the stresses it causes can end up significantly skewing results in a study. Here the authors are clearly trying to suggest the weight causes the salary decrease. But it could quite easily be some third factor which does both (such as the persuit of success).

The author's figures of the regressed data are somewhat meaningless too. They plot all the way to -25kg for an average weight of 51kg. How many 26kg (57lb) females (of average height) were actually in their study? And what were their incomes? I would presume they are in the hospital. The regression of data is an advanced technique and the way they are plotting it is especially deceptive. If this article was reviewed properly, that should not have gotten through.

I think the hypothesis is interesting, but its just another case of bad science getting pulled into the pop-culture debate.