Fox’s Patriarchal Bargain: Sexual Capital > Intellectual Capital?

“There you are, a renowned expert on nuclear proliferation/immigration policy/­the Middle East, obliged to regard yourself in the mirror and ask: Will I really go on national television looking like a cross between Captain Jack Sparrow and a waitress from Hooters?”

Surprise, Fox encourages women to make the patriarchal bargain:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/09/foxy-ladies/309054/

A patriarchal bargain is a decision to accept gender rules that disadvantage women in exchange for whatever power one can wrest from the system. It is an individual strategy designed to manipulate the system to one’s best advantage, but one that leaves the system itself intact. (http://gas.sagepub.com/content/2/3/274.abstract)

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