Businessweek is in hot water for a piece ranking business schools according to the attractiveness of its female students. When the poll was published, the backlash began. On Twitter, people were genuinely shocked and upset that such a piece would run in the magazine. Even the poll itself — now yanked from Businessweek’s site — caught angry comments from readers.
“BusinessWeek, this demeans women by suggesting our function is to be ‘decorative’, demeans those considering business school by suggesting this is a ‘story that matters’, and demeans your publcation by suggesting that you think this kind of thing is acceptable,” wrote one woman.