I’m trying really, REALLY hard not to throw Marty Golden under the bus on this one. Please keep that in mind if words like “fossil” slip out of my keyboard.
On July 24, his office will be organizing “The Polished Professional,” a seminar intended to develop the presentation and polish for women seeking to advance their careers.
That’s the nice way of putting it. The other way is to call it out for being a “1950s-style etiquette class focusing on feminine charms rather than actual business acumen.”
Senator Golden’s website seems to have undergone a little revision since City & State’s Chris Bragg wrote about it this morning, now emphasizing that “walking with books on the head is outdated.”
Yes it is. Has been for several decades now.
But while Golden’s office can edit and re-edit their web site to their hearts’ content (Update: as soon as I published this story, I realized they took the event off the web entirely), they can’t take back those color glossy mailers they sent out to constituents, at taxpayer expense, which promised to teach “posture, deportment, and the feminine presence.” The pre-edit web site also apparently promoted tips on how to “sit, stand, and walk like a model,” according to Bragg.