Feminism has been getting a bad rap in modern media. The idea women should be able to advocate for seeing more women in positions of authority and responsibility in the workplace seems diametrically opposed to the treatment they are currently on the receiving end of, which is often sexist, misogynistic and discriminatory in the extreme.
How did the idea of fair treatment of women somehow come to mean discrimination against men? Sexism is becoming harder to recognize, it has become more insidious. A “can’t put my finger on it but I know it when I see it” kind of thing making it problematic for women to get recognition for their efforts.
With “bro-culture” clearly evident in the technology industry, it has become endemic for this industry to police itself better, but if current trends are any indication, this transformation is likely to take decades.
What will it take to change the toxic formation of bro-culture, which has extremely sexist tendencies, without making it seem as if men aren’t welcome in the workplace? How can the office culture accommodate a change which is challenging what has been considered business-as-usual for the last hundred years or so?
We want to hear from you: Does the male perspective of feminism mean the end of men in the modern workplace? Why are men so threatened by successful women in the workplace? Or are they? Is this a notion being wrongly perpetuated?
Do women feel they need to behave in the same hypercompetitive fashion as men to be successful? Do they want to be extremely competitive or are they seeking simply to be heard equally?
Is the idea of “leaning in” telling women their only chance at success is to push against the status quo until men surrender opportunities? Is it possible to change corporate policies in a positive fashion for more equality between the sexes? Have you ever tried to do this in your workplace?
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