just procrastinating

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Something struck me about this story and the accompanying picture:
Librarian loses 'pretty girl' lawsuit against Harvard
Plaintiff claimed she was seen as merely a 'pretty girl'

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Harvard University did not discriminate against a library assistant who claimed she was repeatedly turned down for promotions because school officials saw her as "a pretty girl" whose attire was too "sexy," a federal jury found Monday.

Desiree Goodwin, who is black, also claimed that Harvard passed her over because of her race and gender. She had been seeking damages for emotional distress and lost wages.
Desiree Goodwin appears neither "pretty", "sexy" nor "black" as the story would have you believe. (Well...maybe a little bit of each, but not much.)

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