No, it's a real issue. Sure, the politician is trying to manufacture attention for herself and the issue, but that's not why I cared. It was more interesting to me to see how spectacularly that failed.
If you are actually of the opinion that a person's gender (or hair color, dominant hand, etc.) doesn't matter regarding his or her ability to innovate (or serve a company as a CxO), you're right. But you're also in a minority, at least when it comes to investment capital and corporate boardrooms.
At the risk of this becoming a Technocrat-flavored topic, I wanted to discuss whether this is the right approach (vs. generating some kind of backlash *ahem*), or if not, what we ought to be doing "in the trenches" to ensure that the world lives up to our high standards of inclusion and fairness?
Hrm. I guess I should've posted that in the "extended copy" area on the story submission form. Oh well.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. —MLK
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