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What is it about beauty, love, femininity and attractiveness?
Hear what others have said
Posted -
Sept 19, 2011

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,-that is all Ye know on earth, and all you need to know."
John Keats

"I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest."
Jacqueline Bisset

Attractiveness is better than beauty.
Yiddish Proverb

"Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.~
George Bernard Shaw

"If you’re an attractive guy, everyone thinks you’re successful just because of the way you look. ~
James Marsden

"Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years."
Oscar Wilde

"We’re able to judge attractiveness with surprising speed and on the basis of very little information.~
Ingrid Olson

“A world without men would consists of a bunch of fat, happy women with no crime.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt

"Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest."
Christian Dior

"The poetic element lying hidden in most women is the source of their magnetic attraction."
Victor Hugo

"A woman's natural quality is to attract, and having attracted to enchain; and how influential she may be for good or evil, the history of every age makes clear."
Mrs. Hugh R. Haweis

"I hold it to be the moral duty of women to make themselves beautiful in all lawful ways."
E. Lynn Linton

"I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that."
Portia de Rossi

Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.
William Moulton Marston

"Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?"
Oscar Hammerstei

"The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck."
Gloria Swanson

"What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine."
Susan Sontag

“Let us be elegant or die! --Amy”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

"Love is beauty and beauty is truth, and that is why in the beauty of a flower we can see the truth of the universe. "
Gautama Buddha

“God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”
Farrah Fawcett

"Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstripe suit."
Dianne Feinstein, politician

"Love is a great beautifier."
Louisa May Alcott, American novelist

"Rest and you rust."
Helen Hayes, American actress

"Beauty will save the world"
Fyodor Dostoievesky

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An executive MBA or an expensive wardrobe to get ahead?
LEAH EICHLER ~ Sept 9, 2011 ~ Globe & Mail

 

If you want to invest in your career, do you choose an exorbitantly priced executive MBA or an expensive wardrobe and a personal trainer?

The latter option sounds ludicrous unless you've been following the media storm over the new book Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital by Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at the London School of Economics. In the book, Ms. Hakim argues that “erotic capital,” which she defines as the “combination of beauty, sex appeal, skills of self-presentation and social skills” is as valuable as education and social networks when it comes to economic gains. This mix of physical and social attributes presumably makes women and men the types of colleagues you want to spend the bulk of your waking hours with.

While naturally beautiful and socially astute women and men hold an advantage, Ms. Hakim notes that anyone can increase their erotic capital. Boosting your appeal can be as simple as smiling or it can include dieting, personal trainers, fashion and even plastic surgery. Although erotic capital can be used by men and women alike, Ms. Hakim feels that women have a longer tradition of developing and exploiting it.

Read the whole article here

 

Being attractive and likeable are key assets in the workplace—and not just for the beautiful few
CATHERINE HAKIM ~ Wall Street Journal ~ Sept 3

Christine Lagarde must rank on anyone's list of the world's most powerful people. Named in June to head the International Monetary Fund, she previously held several cabinet posts in the French government, including finance minister, making her the first woman to hold that job in a major economy.

Ms. Lagarde possesses an abundance of what I call "erotic capital," and she has used it knowingly and to great advantage.

Women in the U.S., Britain and other outposts of the Anglo-Saxon world tend, by contrast, to resist the idea that their physical appearance should matter to their professional advancement. In our age of feminism and meritocracy, women who emphasize their looks are thought to be superficial; it somehow seems like cheating.

But do we have this all wrong?

Beauty is not limited to supermodels and A-list celebrities. It can be achieved by wearing flattering styles, getting in shape, improving posture and putting some effort into choosing clothing and hairstyles.

And erotic capital is not just about physical attractiveness. It also encompasses personality, charm, liveliness, social energy and the ability to make people feel at ease and want to know you. It is not about flaunting your sexuality at the office by showing more cleavage and wearing tight pants.

Read the full article here.

"Beauty will save the world"

Fyodor Dostoievesky