"Honeypots" need not apply

British spy agency is on the hunt for female, minority applicants.

Published July 23, 2008 4:00PM (EDT)

Given that the cover of any twinkling, tuxedoed white guy packing a martini has long been blown, British spy agency M16 is reportedly actively seeking new recruits fluent (natively) in Mandarin, Arabic, Persian and the Afghan languages, including especially women, mothers included. "Call it covert affirmative action," says the CBC. (Oldish news, but 10 Moneypennys say it's still accepting résumés.) The agency has offered express assurance that female agents will not be used as "honeypots" to seduce a target. OK, but posing as an Avon lady apparently doesn't hurt.

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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