So, I'm sitting eating my Golden Crisp this morning, when a story about cleavage in the office comes on The Today Show. The segment was all about how appropriate/inappropriate it is for women to dress in the workplace and how that can affect how men perceive and treat them. I was intrigued already, but then they introduce Donnie Deutsch (CEO of the ad agency Deutsch and host of The Big Idea on CNBC) as a guest on the subject. Just from my prior knowledge of Donnie, I knew we were in for an entertaining segment.
Donnie didn't even seem to attempt to act as if he thought this subject was a valid one. He basically made a mockery of the whole thing, almost to the point where Meredith Vieira became visibly agitated. To cap it off, Donnie even unbuttoned his own shirt to see if it effected how the other women in the interview acted. No Donnie, I don't want to see your damn chest. I think we've all seen quite enough already. Most of us already know about the stigma of sexism and male dominance in advertising. Thanks for reinforcing that stereotype, Mr. Deutsch.
Click on the image above to watch the clip.