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Protesting in business attire

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A very good post, in which a small group of protesters, wearing formal business attire (suit and tie), march in a rally. I particularly like how they puzzled the opposition:

The counter-protesters on the side of the streets looked at us strangely; one woman whose sign read “hippies smell” was clearly perplexed.

It’s important that appearance is consistent with and assists the message. If you’re taking a serious stand, dressing seriously helps those seeing you grasp the whole thing. If your appearance contradicts the seriousness with which you make the statement, you undercut your own message.

There are those, of course, who say that appearance does not matter, but that is a triumph of ideology over facts: appearance does matter, and there’s a body of research that establishes the truth of that.

Written by Leisureguy

17 September 2007 at 10:48 am

Posted in Daily life

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  1. Thanks for the link! Hope you’ll dress in business attire next time you protest.



    18 September 2007 at 6:53 pm

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