Why aren’t there more female investment bankers? Maybe it’s actually the same reason there aren’t more male investment bankers who aren’t insufferable alpha males – because investment banking is a gigantic fly trap for macho assholes and ideally nobody should be doing it. The real question is why are there so many macho assholes, and why do we let them beat the economy like a rented mule? This is of course in no way to suggest that efforts to reduce gender imbalances should cease, because there are going to be people of any gender who want to be investment bankers for whatever reason, and equality means all of them should by God have an equal chance at wasting their lives (and the legal right to be paid maternity/paternity leave to raise their devil spawn). The point is just to illustrate that what men do is automatically seen as desirable, as opposed to maybe asking if maybe something having no women in it maybe means it’s maybe bullshit.
Hi Tobey! I have a quick question- why is it so controversial for me to not support federally required paid maternity leave? Anytime I express this opinion in pro choice circle I get crucified! Under capitalism, all paid maternity leave will do is make women look less desirable to hire (lest they get pregnant) and hurt afab people like me who don't want children. When you're an adult you're supposed to plan for a kid, not just expect work to pay it off. Just my opinion tho, what's yours?