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Designer Von Furstenberg Says Days of Women as ‘Meat’ Are Over

By Bloomberg.com

Fashion legend Diane von Furstenberg has a message for the business world: “Women are not an accessoryRead full story

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  • Lindsey Rupp
    Lindsey RuppJournalist at Bloomberg News

    I listened as Diane von Furstenberg discussed the #MeToo movement. She said it's harder being a woman, and it's time we weren't treated like meat. She also said we need to think about how we as a society raise our sons. She sees a lot of white space for women to become leaders and that there's no going back to the old days of treating women in business like needing to put a plant on a table -- we're not accessories.

  • Erin Fleming
    Erin FlemingPodcast host at Redrum Blonde

    I love what she’s saying, but it’s not that simple. It takes years for views to change. The #metoo movement has certainly caused some great change, but the problems are still there.

  • “It is happening. There’s no going back” ... 🙌🏼

  • Jing Cao
    Jing CaoQuartz

    Would that everyone in the world was as reasonable and logical as John here.

    Objectifying women is also a way of stereotyping them — and stereotypes are at their core, the result of natural human behavior to group individuals as part of heuristic thinking. It takes awareness and active effort to combat these tendencies and employ critical thinking instead.

  • I am highly curious to see what comes from this, and if it is anything like the series Grey's Anatomy. For 10 seasons the highly popular TV series written exclusively by 9 female writers, did absolutely nothing but reverse gender roles, they objectified Men "McDreamy" & "McSteamy", with career driven female doctors that are unable to maintain relationships, all failed marriages, and having lots of casual sex in the workplace.

    If that is any indication as to what to expect when they run the place

    I am highly curious to see what comes from this, and if it is anything like the series Grey's Anatomy. For 10 seasons the highly popular TV series written exclusively by 9 female writers, did absolutely nothing but reverse gender roles, they objectified Men "McDreamy" & "McSteamy", with career driven female doctors that are unable to maintain relationships, all failed marriages, and having lots of casual sex in the workplace.

    If that is any indication as to what to expect when they run the place, my body says 'sign me up please', but my mind tells me we are doomed.

  • Dick Griffin
    Dick GriffinSkin Slapper at The American People

    Absolutely! Women are definitely a side salad with Ranch dressing.

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