Two NYT stories suggesting that insulting gender stereotypes persist. “Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee” (NYT 2.6.15) and “The Women of the S.&P. 500, and Investor Activism” (NYT 2.9.15).
“An idiot acquaintance of mine adjusted his tie and said smugly, ‘It comes down to the fact that business is war, and men are meaner and more aggressive than women.’ Nodding in mock agreement, I smiled. ‘Well, if that’s true, I’m sure you’ll expect this,’ as I took my ice tea and poured it down his pants. ‘Business is business, not war. Meanness is destructive. Business should be creative. Also, after seeing a bunch of high testosterone, self-absorbed guys torch the economy and then cry when they didn’t get their bonuses, I think it’s crazy to want the same sort of people in charge. You know the definition of insanity–doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.'”