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Young women with sexy social media photos seen as incompetent: study

Imagine a Facebook profile picture of a young woman in a red dress with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit that exposes a garter -- how do you think other young women will perceive her? A newly published study presented a group of females ages 13 to 25 with a fake Facebook account.  Some of the participants looked at "Amanda" -- a fan of "Twilight," "The Notebook" and Lady Gaga -- with a profile picture of a girl in jeans and shirt, her chest swathed in a scarf. The others got Amanda in the hubba-hubba dress. Other than the photo, the two accounts matched each other exactly, study co-author Elizabeth Daniels told the Los Angeles Times in an...