If Marissa Mayer Were a Man

Kathleen Schmidt:

Over the last several days, there has been an internet furor over Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s edict to employees that they can no longer work remotely (read: from home, from Starbucks…). Almost all of womankind took to tweeting, blogging, and writing opinion pieces about what a horrible policy Mayer was instituting and how she was setting women back instead of being a working mother/CEO to whom we could relate. I, too, am guilty of going on the defensive about Mayer’s decision. But then I thought: If Marissa Mayer were a man, would there be the same outrage?

No. Or at the very least, there’d be no one questioning or even mentioning the parenthood of a male CEO who made the same decision.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013