Women Will Probably Get Screwed

‘Think Progess’ ( http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2015/03/04/3629489/brian-williams-glass-cliff/ ) notes that: NBC News is struggling in the wake of the scandal caused by Brian Williams’s apparent false claims about being in an aircraft that took RPG fire. But while the male anchor is currently suspended, he may get his job back — and two women could end up taking the fall. If the reports prove to be true, they will follow a script where women in leadership get pushed out in times of trouble — known as the “glass cliff.”

Isn’t that the role of women in the West, generally. They are expected to outperform the men they replace and then get blamed when something goes wrong on their watch! Of course we in the West do not compel women to wear veils. We do not have to. There are so many other ways to keep women in their place. Performance is such a minor criteria when it comes to recognition and advancement. What really counts is not performance but POWER, and we all know who has the power.

If Williams gets his job back, bully for him. If he get it at anyone’s else’s expense, well, shame on him.

As a 75 year old white male, I am tired of this nonsense! ( wanted to say ‘this shit,’ but the woman who has been my partner for 52+ years cautions such language.) Is anyone else similarly tired?

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5 responses to “Women Will Probably Get Screwed

  1. Women who massage their male boss’s ego, even though they have mediocre job skills, are more valued than those of us who challenge our boss’s ego in order to increase quality and professionalism in the workplace. Women who speak their minds are “bossy” while men who do so are “good leaders.” Women who express justified anger are “bitches” and men who do so are “take charge” leaders. Women who get their way by being deviously sweet (in the style of Southerners) have been trained to be manipulative, whereas men can just say what they think with few consequences. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world.

  2. i’ve always known about the glass ceiling, but the glass cliff is a new one for me. This link is a real eye-opener and it makes me sick. Thanks for the exposure, Ron.

  3. bobdouat

    I had a hard time figuring out how women were involved in the story after reading the linked article twice. Fortunately I noticed the article link I needed in the upper left corner. Figured I was having a serious reading comprehension problem :-O I agree with you about the unfairness of it all.

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