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Old 09-25-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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I was wondering, do eminent women have their ears pierced. As hypotheticals, I can't remember whether Hillary Clinton (for example) wears pierced earrings or not. Or if you had a meeting (this is far-fetched, I realize) with (say) Kissinger, would you wear dangling earrings? Or any earrings?

Supposing you had a meeting with a Chinese official, in order to get permission to do business in his province. Would you wear earrings?
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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I imagine it would depend upon the norms for a particular culture.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Supposing you had a meeting with a Chinese official, in order to get permission to do business in his province. Would you wear earrings?
No. You do not wear a bunch of loud jewelry, make-up or bright colors traditionally for that setting. If you have pierced ears go with simple understated stud earrings.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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Not being "eminent" myself (), I can't say what they wear, but I would imagine an understated pair of pearl or diamond stud earrings would be acceptable - as opposed to giant hoop earrings.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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>> If you have pierced ears go with simple understated stud earrings.

I *do* have pierced ears, and being neither wealthy nor eminent, myself, I was just curious if wealthy women have their ears pierced, or if they have negative attitudes about that. I can only ask, because I don't even know anyone like that. I'm watching CNN, hoping to notice what professional women wear. Hadn't thought about it before.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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I've rarely seen a very nice pair of clip on earrings. clip ons seem almost childish to me. I think in this day and age, people are used to and expect to see earrings on women

I got my ears pierced as a baby-too early for my parents to realize that I was destined for stardom and riches (). it would be interesting to see if people in established families pierce their daughters' ears at a young age.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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>> it would be interesting to see if people in established families pierce their daughters' ears at a young age.


I think so, too, and I have no idea what the answer is. Is it considered low-class, primitive? Or am I thinking something which is not relevant? I wonder. Too late for me; I have piercing in both ear lobes, and, unfortunately, I had the right side redone, and despite asking very specifically not to have a NEW hold punched, the girl did it anyway, so I have TWO holes in that earlobe, which is weird and annoying.

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Old 09-26-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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If eminent women do not have pierced ears, it is most likely a result of generational norms than social or cultural. They are typically the "older generation" which is more apt to not have pierced ears.

When you think of it, piercing ears is a rather barbaric concept. However, in this day and age when *anything* can be (and frequently is) pierced, it is pretty mild by comparison.

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Old 09-26-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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...I would add that this is a real problem for me; my eyesight is poor, my hands shake from the MS, and I sometimes put an earring in the old, less developed hole, which then bleeds and makes a mess, and even comes near getting infected, I think. So I have to stop wearing earrings until it clears up. And of course if I don't notice it, it looks awful; red and swollen, which of course is very unattractive.

I have a lot of pretty earrings and I like wearing them because I think my little students like them (the girls) and I also think it make me look prettier and more feminine, but I'm going to watch for the earring issue on CNN and elsewhere now. I'm not sure they're appropriate all the time.

Small, expensive stud earrings may very well be fine, but I'm not sure about that, either, right now. I've always been very, very tall (6'3") and people have made fun of that (and there's nothing I can do about that, of course), so I'm sensitive to these things to some degree. On top of being way too tall, I have a big voice, I'm too bookish and opinionated, too formal often, I suspect, while all the time I really want to avoid anything which will bring opprobrium down on my head, though that seems to be nearly impossible.

Even online, when people can't see me, the tone of my writing annoys people. I CAN'T WIN!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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Get small thin hoops that lock into each other and have someone put them on for you. You never have to take them out, they don't pull on your skin, you can't see the closure.

Like:
Amazon.com: 14k White Gold Sm. Endless Hoop Earrings SE337: Jewelry


But if you get it to bleed like that you can probably close it by putting neosporin and mederma scar ease on it and using clip ons only. Only certain things look good as clip ons because you have to watch they don't pull on the lobe. You can buy converters for the earrings you already have.
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