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    The New York Times Company | Amanda Hess | 3/17/20 | 27 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Bring popcorn. Bring coffee. This one's equal parts funny and fascinating.

      I especially loved reading about the kitchen drama. That shit's for real. In my very first corporate job, an internship that started a few months after I was done with college, I made a name for myself by washing dishes like a mad man. It was an easy way to solve a major office "pain point" (*garbage language!)

      In every company I've ever worked for there were situations were tensions got real high over kitchen messes. Now that I'm not in that world anymore, it does feel nice to have all of that brain space back. Then again: Whether or not you're in a corporate setting, life keeps bringing the dishes. __

      Gelman, right now, is somewhere reading this and just thinking fuck fuck fuck i gotta learn about intersectionality fuck

      • SEnkey
        Scout
        1 week ago

        Your last comment is what stood out to me. We see a lot of 'bravery on the cheap'. It is like when college kids say they disagree with someone, but would die to defend the wrong person's right to say it....uh - no one is asking you to die man. But if you really feel that strongly enlist. Of course, they only mean it as a kind of cheap affirmation of how strongly they value free speech (which they may value a great deal -but perhaps not as much as they are saying).

        That is what I see here. I don't see any monsters or terrible people here - just oblivious ones. They like the goals and language of feminism - but not if it hurts their privileges or bottom line. They value equality and inclusivity....to the degree that it helps their image and doesn't bring in the 'wrong sort'.

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          1 week ago

          YES. Very well said!

    • Plum2 weeks ago

      Reading this makes me feel capitalism and consumerism are making us all unhappy and inhuman and wreaking havoc on our relationships. It is terrible to see women try to escape only to recreate the same system poorly disguised in pink. I wish there was a better way thrive together.

      • Alexa
        ScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        PREACH. I am so with you. It feels like we are culturally rather lost. Stuff isn't filling the hole, and neither is charmingly pink instagrammable businesses...there is surely better ways--more human connection, IRL time with loved (ok, just not currently) and reconnecting with the land are the ones I'm banking on lately.

    • Alexa
      ScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Whoooo what a doozy, this is indeed, amusing AF.

      Some issues seem a bit overblown (sorry you're a front desk worker and had to wash dishes? wo-Man up) but others are genuinely concerning, like the tokenization of their employees to front inclusivity. What a mess!

      I'd been wondering how this would shape up after the guy in Wash sued. The end of an era, looks like the wing is getting its wings clipped.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        Some issues seem a bit overblown (sorry you're a front desk worker and had to wash dishes? wo-Man up) but others are genuinely concerning, like the tokenization of their employees to front inclusivity. What a mess!

        Exactly!