Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Second-wave feminism

Gratifying to see it is not just me that finds cliched assumptions about gender offensive. It seems some rather high-powered women do too.

"...we are deeply troubled by claims that women are inherently more risk-averse or cautious or prudent than men, and that this essential nature somehow makes women more suited to leading in a downturn. Such assertions have little or no empirical support in a business context. These speculations also come with dangerous implications. Are men therefore better suited to managing growth or leading businesses through healthier economic times?"

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