Friday, October 07, 2011

Today on the Signorile Show

Guest / 3:30pm EST - When applying for a job, some people rely on their qualifications, known as human capital. Others rely on the people they know, known as social capital. Author Catherine Hakim joins the show today to discuss another option she writes about in her new book, Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom, in which she discusses how people,men and women, should work to improve their attractiveness in order to succeed. As you can imagine, her theory -- which she bases on studies and analysis as a sociologist and professor at the London School of Economics -- has come under fire from some feminists and others, though she says she's misunderstood. We'll ask her the pertinent questions, get her reaction and break it all down.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - The past few weeks, we have been seeing more attention directed to the protester occupying Wall Street. With the attention they have drawn to the cause, we are also seeing attention drawn to the reaction, with the NYPD using force against protesters and arresting them. One of the more alarming stories is the mistreatment of Justin Adkins, a trangender man who attended the protests, who was humiliated in front of crowds, subjected to embarrassing pat downs and denied food for hours, among other things. He joins me today.

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