I'm terribly sorry but... I've seen enough girls get hired BECAUSE they were hot, over better qualified men, where I work. One of them had an affair with her boss, and she drove a BMW 3-series brand new- and other managers who were way above her used to joke that they couldn't afford anything like that ("one can only dream!") Quite often I've seen attractive looking women strutting around in spikey heels who all were hired by this same guy, and work under him. I was passed over for a job 5 years ago- they hired a cute bubbly 22 year old redhead instead. (it ended up being a blessing, I found a better paid position in the same dept months later ) And I know that outside of my single office in North Carolina, that thousands if not hundreds of thousands of women have their jobs because they looked hot. And I didn't even mention the porn industry
So, my question for you is: If hundreds of thousands of women can be HIRED because they're hot, how the fuck should it be illegal to FIRE one for the same reason?
What makes you think it's any better that a woman is hired solely on her appearance? That's still sexism, and it's not the woman's problem or fault. It's the fault of the man who hired her. Men in positions of power also pass up absolutely qualified women in favour of "hot" women. Not to mention, there are just as many women who are not hired due to being attractive for all sorts of ridiculous reasons. Her appearance shouldn't be a factor. "Strutting around in spiky heels" also doesn't mean squat. So long as her attire is deemed work appropriate ( and often, heels are a part of what's deemed acceptable at work, often being looked down on if they DON'T wear them). I'm curious how you know the "cute bubbly redhead" was hired in place of you just because she was "cute and bubbly?" Unless you were in the interview/
There have been studies that show some appearance based discrimination in hiring practices, there have been a few studies done. I'd link one but dA keeps telling me my comment is spam. If you google "obesity discrimination hiring" you'll find a bunch (granted, they are about obesity and not "hotness" but weight is so often considered as a deciding factor between the two that it's still fairly relevant).
And it hits men too, not just women. Traditional attractiveness may be downplayed some, but men are still expected to be reasonably fit, at least plain-looking, well-groomed, etc.
Especially if they're working in a position that requires personal presence dealing with customers. Someone is far more likely to want to buy from a decent-looking, fit, young, polished salesman, than a short, fat, sweaty, comb-over, wrinkly salesman.