Why Is It A Good Thing For Women To Be Treated Like The Kid Somebody Lets Win At Chess?
I got an email from a publicist for a company, proudly trumpeting that they were giving all the women at the company the day off on International Women's Day.
But not just that -- paid time off on that day.
He was supposedly doing this "in solidarity of women's rights and values."
Right. Or "in solidarity" with the need to get a little public relations.
I wrote to the publicist, wanting to make sure I got it right:
So, men have to work and only women get the day off?
She wrote, spinningly:
Yes. Women across the country are participating in a national day of strike (called "A Day Without Women") on International Women's Day as a way of showing how important women are in the workplace. [This] CEO supports this movement and has encouraged any women in the office who wish to participate to do so.
Um, if you're truly important in the workplace, you can't be missed.
I wonder how many companies figured out that they could maybe do without so many of those workers who called in "sick" on March 8.
Oh, and P.S., if you're for equal rights, you're for men and women getting treated equally.
Especially lately, that seems to escape a fuckton of people.