Whenever I post something about gender issues someone will invariably feel compelled to tell me that they have worked with “difficult women“; that women don’t support each other, are ‘bitchy’ (hate that word) and that they once had a female boss who was awful.
Most of the time I resist the impulse to say “So what?”
For the purposes of clarification and so in future I can refer such folk (and it’s men and women equally) to this post, let me explain:
- wanting a fairer representation for women at work
- wanting to see women represented in serious news programmes
- wanting to see more women in senior positions
- wanting businesses to have more women on boards
- running a course for women who want to progress
- coaching women who want to progress in their careers
- wanting to see what women bring to the professional world is valued alongside the attributes of men
does NOT mean that I think women are better than men and infallible.
Women get it wrong sometimes.
Men get it wrong sometimes.
We are different and bring different gifts to the table. I want to see a world where we make space at the table for both and not run things so one half of the population has an advantage.
If you enjoyed this post, do take a look at A Feminist Paradox, and am happy to hear your views too!
Photo Credit: Nextia
Posted on January 31st, 2012 by Jane