National Outlets Feature Szymanski Research on Connection Between ‘Breastaurants’ and Women’s Mental Health

UT professor of psychology Dawn Szymanski recently published a study in the Psychology of Women Quarterly that suggests that women who work in restaurants that require their bodies to be on display through revealing uniforms may experience higher levels of anxiety and disordered eating.

The study found that female servers in these types of restaurants—dubbed “breastaurants” because they feature scantily clad servers—felt that they had less power and control at work. 

Numerous outlets that featured the story including Daily Mail, Glamour, Metro, New York Daily News, Knoxville News Sentinel, Pacific Standard, USA Today, Grub Street and Refinery 29.