Sexism in reporting - some examples
In February 2013, Yahoo’s new chief executive, Marissa Mayer, announced that the company was eliminating its full-time work-from-home policy because she wanted her employees to interact more closely. There was an explosion of criticism as columnists and commentators decried her move, claiming it was particularly hostile to working mothers. ...
... Would it shock you to learn that about a week after Mayer’s headline-grabbing corporate policy shift, the chief executive of Best Buy, Hubert Joly, made the same change? And that it attracted only a fraction of the attention? Although one can argue about the merits of telecommuting, the responses to the two executive orders were telling. “For making the same judgment call,” Huston writes, “a male C.E.O. drew some sidelong glances for a few months, but a female C.E.O. drew extensive scrutiny and censure for years.”