Monday, September 04, 2006


Ever heard of the term "skintern?" It's a repulsive term that folks in Washington are apparently applying to interns in a culture that accepts them wearing skimpy clothing in order to get ahead in the job market. I came across the term searching another blog site. That post is below. Then there are links to other reputable news agencies, such as the Washington Times and ABC News. There is even an article in an Australian newspaper. What perverts they must think our leadership is!!

I can't believe this environment is tolerated! Who knows what is leads to.......

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Just when you thought all that flip-flop bashing and all those “OMG, our interns are too hot!” stories were totally played out, here comes the Times’ Stephanie Mansfield, late to the party but eager to please:
It’s the unofficial uniform of the summer interns, gaggles of college-age women and recent graduates who invade buttoned-down conservative Washington every summer, bringing a large dose of hotitude to offices from Capitol Hill to K Street. They’re known as “skinterns.” Those who think “belly shirts” are career wear. If the devil wears Prada, the skinterns wear nada. As if Washington wasn’t sweltering enough.
Um, hotitude? Stephanie, please contain yourself! All Times interns, especially those wearing “…miniskirts, stiletto heals, low-cut spandex tops…” are hearby warned to think twice before getting within arm’s reach of Ms. Mansfield’s overheated desk.

Showing Off a Bit of Skin [Washington Times]

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Link from Washington Times:

Link from Australian News:,20867,19735045-29677,00.html

Link from Free Republic: