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Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:38 AM

Clear Evidence Why Many More Women Should Be In the Highest Positions of Leadership

Another day, another sex scandal, where a man abused his position of power for decades, and sexually assaulted/harassed his women co-workers, while management turned a blind eye. Only the fear of being sued and actually losing brings these crimes into the light of day. The frat-boy mentality that runs amok through our halls of power, whether in the workplace, the churches, the military or in our government is deeply destructive. Yet, oddly, too many don't want a woman in charge, based on the traditional fear she might mess things up (even worse than Trump). We are paying a high price for the myriad of dysfunctional roadblocks put in women's paths to leadership and power. It's time to come out of the race back into the Dark Ages and truly share power with the majority of Americans-women.

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Reply Clear Evidence Why Many More Women Should Be In the Highest Positions of Leadership (Original post)
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emulatorloo Nov 2017 #1
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Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:57 AM

1. We had an abusive female boss.

She did not sexually harass us but she psychologically manipulated us and gaslighted us constantly. She screamed at us, humiliated us, and tried to set us against each other. Upper management did not listen to us because she kept it hidden and was "producing results." One by one we left. Eventually management figured it out and she was finally "promoted" to a position where she did not supervise anyone.

Employers need to get better about keeping abusive people out of positions of power.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:17 PM

2. When One Demographic Holds the Power - Abuse is a Given

Without a doubt, there are terrible women bosses. However, this demonstrates the need for more, not fewer women in positions of significant leadership. Under the current system, women often have to please the men above them to get the job. What this entails, exactly, can vary but creates a situation where the men who make these poor hiring decisions, whether by design or accident, bear responsibility. Yet, women get blamed. I still strongly believe that having more women in significant positions of leadership would greatly improve the workplace.

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