Salesforce, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Oracle, Twitter and much more - made of primarily white and asian males. Some of these companies have been around for many years.
As someone that has worked in a few of these names - here’s the really bad news :
1. The women who work here are as their peers have to be also pretty much like the stereotypical males that power these orgs.
2. It’s less about a gender and more about a culture. It rewards people that are white or asian men or those that behave like them and emulate their behaviors and qualities. So women do this. Laid back men behave like they are type A men. All sorts of weird discords happen to fit into the mainstream culture.
3. If you are in a peripheral role to what this typical white/asian male character is trying to accomplish in engineering, such as tech writing, marketer, PR etc then you have to be and act the typical character trying to make their life easier. You are the mother that does their laundry or daddy that drops them at school for soccer. It’s this reverse lopsided eco system where you are the second class workforce whose job is to nurture the primary workforce. Very few evolved people behave outside of this dynamic.
when someone tells you a shameful story about themselves :
- Biggest mistake is to say “I am sorry”. Be quiet instead. Even if you are not exactly saying sorry with any tinge of pity. Sorry is not the right word in this circumstance. It puts the onus on them to make you feel less sorry.
It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled. Credit belongs to the man who really was in the arena, his face marred by dust, sweat, and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs to come short and short again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. It is the man who actually strives to do the deeds, who knows the great enthusiasm and knows the great devotion, who spends himself on a worthy cause, who at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement. And, who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and cruel souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
- Ted Roosevelt
Yes cliched as it may be , quotes do change lives.
Everyday I realize how much BS they teach at Bschool.
It's a great time to be a woman
Yes it is. Despite all the rape and oppression that happens everyday.
I am not a big fan of Nicki Minaj music mainly because I can’t understand what she raps. And at my age, its too much trouble to google it. But that said, i do believe despite all the things she does to sell albums, what she does is art and she seems talented. I’m not jaded enough to write off every mainstream artist as not any different. The latest - anaconda, is especially feministic in nature because it communicates the qualities of a category of women that are real and fiercely independent. Whatever Nooyi, has to say, these women do and have it all.
This album cover is so fucking on message. Because there is a category of women that simply won’t please any fucking body. It’s futile to label them and I don’t mean just sexually. Apart from the fact that she shows her ass and from a distance it looks like a phallus, notice that she’s not wearing a sexy bra or high heels like you’d expect. She is fucking wearing basketball sneakers because she can kick your balls. She’s wearing a sports bra because she can hustle and dunk like a man when it comes down to it. And finally there’s a mysterious look that she’s giving. Is it sexual for you? Want her to turn around? What if she’s sporting a strap on. Whatever it is - She’s clearly communicating the “don’t fuck with me” message.
Now imagine the next time you want to play in the big leagues, with women that can actually think for themselves. Are you game enough to beholden such an independent fierceful creature in bed & life? The question is can you handle it?
Bill Clinton Swag
A website dedicated to showing the world how swag Bill Clinton is. Swgcrtrs
I often try to think about the broad themes of our lives by decades. This is my assessment. No data, just intuition.
- The early decade (0-9) : Discovering the world and self with awe
- The first decade (10-19) : Discovering the self by looking at others and in relation to others (team sports, dating, peers)
- The second decade (20-29) : Discovering the self with primary relationships (forming stronger mating relationships)
- The third decade (30-39) : Discovering the self’s potential ( e.g what one can do in the world, activism, charting one’s true identity by creating/actions/children, career risks)
- The fourth decade (40-49) : Discovering of the self’s limited potential (Acceptance of one’s limited potential to make huge changes in the world, reminiscing about lost youth and energy, wanting stability)
- The fifth decade (50-59) : <Unknown decade>
- The sixth decade (60-69) : Discovery of the self’s mortality. Relax and rest from the hustle of life.
- The seventh decade (70-79) : Discovering the calmness in “giving up”. Loss of energy, loss of ambition. Discovering god and other introspective philosophies. Already riding the sunset. Looking at what kind of life one has built up (children, legacy etc
- The eight decade (80-89) : <unknown>