My stepdaughter loves Victoria's Secret--mostly the Pink line that is designed for teens and college-age girls:
Earlier this year, as I stood outside the fitting room, waiting for her, I saw something that took me aback. A man was creeping around the underwear display. My first thought was, "How creepy." Then I noticed the name tag. He was an employee.
I know it's wrong to feel this way. Women have fought hard to be included in all-male institutions like military schools and country clubs. Victoria's Secret was founded by this man...
Roy Raymond's goal was to create a store where men could feel comfortable shopping for lingerie for their girlfriends and wives. Men are supposed to be able to shop in Victoria's Secret without being viewed as this:
Yet if you walk into a Victoria's Secret, chances are you'll see mostly women.
The men are waiting patiently outside the store.
One former male employee confirmed he just joined the staff to learn more about women. He found that people questioned his choice of profession (selling women's lingerie). He also said he believes men shouldn't feel bad shopping in or working at Victoria's Secret.
Yet there's something ultimately creepy about a straight man who works at Victoria's Secret. I think perhaps because of this?
What do you think when you see a man working in Victoria's Secret?