A woman has told how she was ‘reprimanded’ at two separate jobs for dressing ‘inappropriately’ – even though she was only wearing normal smart work clothes.
The reason her outfits were deemed “too sexy”? Because her natural curves were considered too “distracting” by employers, she claims.
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Nina Osegueda took to TikTok to share a video of herself wearing a knee-length black dress and said that no matter how well she dressed for work, she was always scolded for her appearance because of the shape of his body.
In the clip, another TikTok user says, “Tell me something a job taught you that you’ll never forget.”
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And Nina then adds, “I’ve learned that no matter how appropriately dressed I am, my body is so distracting that I’ll never be dressed appropriately enough for work.
“So sorry about that!”
In the caption of the video, which was posted under the username @ninaoseguedathe woman later confirmed that she had been told about her clothing at two different jobs.
She wrote: “I’ve been reprimanded twice in 2 different offices for dressing ‘inappropriately’. It’s just my form.”
Nina – who is from the United States and is the lead singer of heavy metal band A Sound of Thunder – also later uploaded a second video in which she explained in more detail what happened and accused a boss for calling her outfit “too sexy” for the workplace.
She said: “The first time it happened I was working as a software trainer where I was teaching people Adobe. I was fired and the guy who fired me – the manager – told me that I dressed ‘too sexy’.
“The second time it happened, I was working in an office in [Washington] DC and the office manager told a colleague that I was wearing a “club dress”. It was a knee-length dress that didn’t even fit. It was only fitted at the waist, it was not fitted at the hips like the dress in my other video.
“So I’ve had it twice and that’s all while wearing perfectly appropriate office clothes, and that’s just my shape.”
Commenters on Nina’s videos couldn’t believe the cheeks of her former employers, with many insisting that she shouldn’t be blamed for having curves.
One person said, “No, it’s absolutely not your fault!”
While another added: “I’m sorry people can’t keep their eyes on themselves so they blame you.”
And someone else posted: “Isn’t it crazy that some people act like you’re not the right person to just have a body, and they completely forget the fact that they should adjust their way to see the female body?
“And look at this horrible work environment that they promote, that men have no control over themselves and therefore women should be punished for something that they really can’t help and shouldn’t be a problem.”