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What Sheryl Sandberg’s Facebook Disaster Means for Women

What Sheryl Sandberg’s Facebook Disaster Means for Women

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  • THIS: “Women can indeed be bad at their jobs. But the rules and expectations also seem to change when there’s a woman in the chair.” Women are HUMAN. As with everything standards should be gender neutral.

  • Sheryl is one of the kindest and nicest human being. It’s easy to criticize people from the sideline. I personally think she is one of the greatest corporate leader of our time.

  • Reposting the end of the article, as it answers the question the headline asks pretty perfectly, but also stands on its own in a great way:

    “What does this mean for women?

    Here’s the answer: It means women, like men, are not representatives of a cohesive and homogenous group. Women are just as capable

    Reposting the end of the article, as it answers the question the headline asks pretty perfectly, but also stands on its own in a great way:

    “What does this mean for women?

    Here’s the answer: It means women, like men, are not representatives of a cohesive and homogenous group. Women are just as capable as men of being dishonest, dissembling, greedy, and self-interested (as well as courageous, naïve, innovative, petulant, and a series of other human characteristics). This is a depressing and ironic example of what feminists have been saying all along: women are people.”

  • True equality for women would mean this article would not need to be written. But the more progress we make as a gender, the less faith I have we will get there. Good or bad, there are too few of us in positions of power and too many carrying the burden of deeply ingrained domestic expectations all the

    True equality for women would mean this article would not need to be written. But the more progress we make as a gender, the less faith I have we will get there. Good or bad, there are too few of us in positions of power and too many carrying the burden of deeply ingrained domestic expectations all the way to the top. I agree with the writer. Sandberg’s hands are not clean. Facebook culture is deeply problematic. But let’s challenge society to hold the wrongdoers to account without defaulting to the trope of manipulative women pulling the strings.

  • “These two things can coexist at once: Sheryl Sandberg can be rightly cast as a corporate villain, and also misogyny can animate how we understand, portray, and punish women’s unscrupulousness. That doesn’t mean we cut Sandberg unearned slack in the name of feminism. It does mean that we knock off the

    “These two things can coexist at once: Sheryl Sandberg can be rightly cast as a corporate villain, and also misogyny can animate how we understand, portray, and punish women’s unscrupulousness. That doesn’t mean we cut Sandberg unearned slack in the name of feminism. It does mean that we knock off the “boys will be boys” attitude about men in boardrooms.”

    Agree. This is important as working women morally reconcile the duality of how to be supportive of Sheryl fighting the good feminist fight in the workplace, while still holding her to corporate / fiduciary standards.

  • "One woman taking the fall for systematic misdeeds that span the top level of the company isn’t a satisfactory conclusion. Perhaps the only justifiable outcome is that Sandberg goes. But a bunch of men should go along with her."

  • Lest you think this story is going away.

  • “Possibly worth noting: Sandberg’s conference room at Facebook is called, “Only Good News”. “

    Her strategy was in minimizing findings that the Russians took up residence on Facebook in 2016, which inadvertently sowed disinformation in the presidential election.

    People are having a hard time reconciling

    “Possibly worth noting: Sandberg’s conference room at Facebook is called, “Only Good News”. “

    Her strategy was in minimizing findings that the Russians took up residence on Facebook in 2016, which inadvertently sowed disinformation in the presidential election.

    People are having a hard time reconciling these actions against Sandberg’s “moral and transparent leadership style.”

    Quoted from a Facebook employee, “Below me was Care Bears, and above me was Game of Thrones”.

    It’s probably still not too late for Sandberg to have it all. But, I’m not sure she can do it with Facebook.

  • To be fully human it’s important to be portrayed, not as good or evil, villain or heroin, but as a nuanced combination of both.

    The opposite of objectifying is not glorifying, it’s humanizing both flaws and finer points.

    Sheryl and Mark are both idealists reckoning with the reality that humans do

    To be fully human it’s important to be portrayed, not as good or evil, villain or heroin, but as a nuanced combination of both.

    The opposite of objectifying is not glorifying, it’s humanizing both flaws and finer points.

    Sheryl and Mark are both idealists reckoning with the reality that humans do bad things, while society at large is realizing that Sheryl and Mark are humans that do bad things too.

    We’re recovering from the same mistake that they are because we’re just as human as they are.

  • This actually goes to the idea of the woman as the goodly nurturer, incapable of evil. Whereas, she's no better than Ivanka Trump or Betsy DeVos. But because she's a techie and she cozied to Democrats, she's meant to have some kind of Teflon halo.