As for her success, of course she has to be smart tenacious innovative and hard working to become a CEO. But I also think its fair to acknowledge that a lot of the time that isn't enough when you are a woman. I'm simply pointing out that she probably had to sacrifice some things in her life that men don't typically consider or feel pressured to consider to the extent women do. I think the maternity leave thing demonstrates that. And thats fine if thats what she wants to do, but you know...maybe her career path has given her a perspective on the life work balance issue that lots of people just don't share. I could see in her position that it would seem pretty clear that if you want to be successful, you should just have to give those things up. And if thats the case, then work/life balance isn't going to be important to her and she won't see the value in helping her employees with it either.
Not a world changer, thats an exaggeration. But I think a lot of women have a desire to see a woman who actually has some hefty influence help further women's success. People would like to think, if anything could help a disadvantage group...it would be getting more of those in that group in influential places. Would you not think that? So when you see an opportunity of that nature and feel like its actually the opposite thats happening...why should people not talk about it? Its discouraging, i think people are allowed to feel discouraged.Quote:
She is also held to a standard of being some world changer.
Maybe you feel its faux, but i certainly don't. I see work life balance as an issue that affects me, i see the disadvantages that face women in the workplace as an issue that affects me...and i see this decision affecting both of those things, therefore its important to me. I'm a working woman, and the larger bread winner in my dual income family. Should other groups that face obstacles only raise their voices when they are the ones being directly affected? I don't think so.Quote:
Personally I think that all the faux outrage and meaning seeking in this is more than a little silly, unless of course one works for Yahoo or is personally affected by this.
I actually find it frustrating to think that someone wouldn't think this is disappointing simply because they aren't the ones directly affected.