"Marketing chick works because it allows us to harness hundreds of years of denigrating necessary social work by relegating that work to women. The marketing chick has all those soft skills that patriarchy has taught us are undesirable, less useful, less expensive, less valuable, women’s work."
Shanley, “Misogyny and the Marketing Chick” (via theoreticalgirl)
Wow this is absolutely a great essay on corporate/tech culture.
Hello this is my life, these are my problems.
I once tried to explain this phenomenon in my industry to a (white, middle-class male) friend in the same industry. His advice was this: “If you don’t like it, switch careers.”
"I still wish I had a dad who was not only around, but involved, another role model to teach me what my mom did her best to instill—values like hard work and integrity, responsibility and delayed gratification… That’s why I try to be, for Michelle and my girls, what my father was not for my mother and me."
"Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be."