The Thread: The case of a job ad and slut-shaming

The other day we asked how far you will go to get a job. Well, this lady took to the streets with a cardboard in an attempt to find one. Bear in mind that this is not exactly novel. Few months ago, two ladies took this creative approach.

The interesting twist is that she did not exactly state her qualifications. Instead she stated categorically that she will not become a prostitute because of her negative circumstances. A number of tweeps thought she missed the mark with this ad. Some even thought she was shaming prostitutes.

https://twitter.com/Claritamonae/status/781806476503322624

https://twitter.com/Claritamonae/status/781804331997601792

Well, if we are to play devil’s advocate, no one knows what pressure the young lady is facing that informed her particular choice of words. In any case, it is in some sense an emotional appeal, and it could eventually work, no? Still, it’s a better play if she could have at least stated her qualifications.

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