It appears that despite the extensive legislative provisions to promote equality, women are still judged more on their appearance than their ability. Surprisingly, however, it appears women are just as guilty of judging others in this way as their male counterparts!
Women ARE judged more on appearance when job hunting: Employers of both sexes rate women on their photos but judge men more on the words in their application. Researchers tracked eye movements as people viewed candidate profiles. Participants were asked to judge each as potential candidates for a job Eyes lingered for longer on photos of female candidates, regardless of which gender the participant was. For men the focus was more on the content and the words in posts.