Monday, December 3, 2018

Wall Street Men Just Can't Figure Out How to See Women as Humans

This is simultaneously the most funny and depressing article I've seen in a long time.

Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings. 
In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way? 
Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women. 
Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.

I wonder how many men are doing this because they seriously have no idea how to treat women like human beings vs. doing it out of spite because they're nasty, misogynistic little boys who are bitter that the world is taking away what they view as their toys/punching bags/real dolls.

Of course, Bloomberg's stuck on "what can we do to get more women into Wall Street??? We have to save Wall Street from being called sexist, quick, how can we get more women into senior positions  in Wall Street? They have to be promoted by the same men who don't see them as human? Oh no!!!"

As a woman and a feminist, I have the perfect solution. Are you ready? Ahem.


Nobody should have a career in playing with imaginary money. Wall Street exists because capitalism has to keep growing and it couldn't grow anymore with actual tangible, existing products and markets so the imaginary money market was born and has since caused nothing but misery for the common people as regular "crashes" of this "market" send people into panics that fuck up the economy, somehow always resulting in a few people being much richer while the rest of us have even less.

Wall Street can't be made better. Not with all female senior leadership, not with anything. It shouldn't be a thing, regardless of whether or not the people at the top can see all humans as being human. But the fact that they can't should clue you in as to how toxic this imaginary marketplace is and the kind of people who flock to it, as well as just how bad the issue of female dehumanization is in our society.

If a man can't see half the population as being human, he shouldn't be in charge of anything. Ideally, he should get some kind of state-sponsored therapy until his brain is fixed because that is a serious problem that is going to hurt a lot of people. But also:

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