Sarah Palin has lovely hair that looks fetching in an updo. Her long hair is certainly different from that of most female politicians. I tend to think this is undisputed.
Sarah Palin also has a rather amusing parody on Saturday Night Live poking fun at her ability as a professional. I tend to think the hilarity of the skit is undisputed.
I’ve often wondered if her image causes people to consider her to be less qualified for a serious profession. To wit: does long hair detract from a woman’s professionalism?
A lot of female lawyers probably question their image and whether or not it hurts their career. I know I do!
I, like Sarah Palin, have long hair and a youthful face. I’m also short like Sarah. I am spunky as well – and like anyone, I say stupid stuff that makes me look dumb.
I admire Sarah because she doesn’t change herself to fit the mold of an ideal professional. She, like me, enjoys long hair. Instead of chopping it off for a more “modern” hairstyle, she puts it up in a tasteful updo. Personally, I think an updo is quite attractive and can accent a suit nicely.
Yet Sarah is constantly derided for being vapid. I’m sure any other female politician with short locks and a serious demeanor has goofed up just as much. But we don’t hear about them!
So I query: does a long-haired, feminine woman, by virtue of her hair and attitude, become disqualified as a professional?
If we used Sarah as an example, and the media circus of pundits that follow her, I tend to think so. Maybe I should cut off all this crazy hair!