October 25, 2012
I’m sure that the conglomerate’s behavior toward women has been undermining women’s ability to be respected in the workplace. I’m sure that not only are women being harassed at all levels of employment, but that people who want to harass their female bosses are doing so.
If the conglomerate’s behavior toward women continues, the best that can happen is that women’s place in society stays where it has been; much less powerful across the board than men’s place in society. However, I think that what is probably going to happen and what has probably already happened is that the number of women in the workplace is going to decline, and that the number of women getting promotions is going to decline precipitously. What’s likely to happen is that businesses will say, truthfully, “Women can’t get the respect that men can,” and they won’t promote them. Women may even lose the jobs that they already have as bosses; they will lose them to men. I think that’s likely, too.
Copyright L. Kochman, October 25, 2012 @ 5:16 p.m.