Sex appeal: Is it wrong to use it to get what you want?

Is there anything ethically or morally wrong if an adult consciously, independently wishes to use their sex appeal to get what they want, for example to further their career?

The question is more complex than it seems and is deeply connected to the power structures in our society.

In 2011, on the pages of the Daily Mail writer and producer Samantha Brick admitted using her physical allure to get her own way, claiming that “so does any woman with any sense”.

She supported her case by citing sociologist Catherine Hakim’s book Honey Money: The Power Of Erotic Capital, which argued women should capitalise on their erotic side to get on in life. Predictably, some disagreed.

More at the BBC.com: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/24549218

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