AN intelligent woman with 20/20 vision has bought glasses she does not need in order to get the respect she deserves.
Emma Bradbury has a degree in economics and a masters in history, but due to lack of plastic circles around her eyes was often mistaken for the cleaner.
Colleague Martin Bishop said: “At first, I couldn’t figure out why I was finding it so hard to take her seriously. Then I realised the problem was I could see her whole face.”
At a team meeting to address the issue of her male colleagues treating her like she was a moron, Bradbury realised that none of them had ever encountered an intelligent woman who did not wear glasses.
She said: “I calmly explained that I’m extremely qualified and shouldn’t have to alter my appearance just to validate my male colleagues’ idea of what an intelligent woman looks like, but they just stared blankly and then carried on talking among themselves.
“So I got some glasses. There’s no lenses, it’s just empty frames, but at least I’m no longer being spoken to like someone who, if left unsupervised, might drown in their cornflakes.”