The Women’s Movement has a new target: Microsoft.
Microsoft is not discriminating in hiring women or stoning them for bad code. Nevertheless, Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella is under the buns of some big feminist for his recent comments on meritocracy.
According to CBS News, when Nadella was asked during a presentation recently at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event what advice he would give to women who felt uncomfortable seeking a raise, he said:
“Grow some balls!”
Ok, he actually said:
“It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.”
The HORROR! Women should believe in the system…of oppression?
Nadella’s logic can be seen in his additional comment, [pp]
“by not asking for a raise you create good karma that would eventually lead a manager to see that the employee is trustworthy and capable of taking on more responsibility.”
In other words, “Shut up and WORK, heifers!”
It obviously went unnoticed on the pimps that Nadella’s advice would have been the same for MEN!
Look, I’m all for making sure that one’s talents are not overlooked. But to apologize for not phrasing something as women would like to hear it is ridiculous. All Nadella was saying is do the best at your job, and the business will recognize it. That’s the general rule. But Leftists love the exception.
They remind us of the jealous bosses who have kept employees down. Sure that certainly has happened. I often discuss these incidents in terms of football, because in that meritocracy, it’s easy to see how things usually work.
Marshall Fault was the back-up running back for the Rams. But one day the main running back got hurt, and Faulk got in the game. He stayed in the game, and is now a Hall of Fame running back. Faulk didn’t ask for a raise. He performed and I certainly don’t need to tell you that he was richly rewarded in subsequent contracts.
So what’s the problem, and yes there IS a problem?
The problem is Liberalism has infected capitalism.
We have become a society where people in charge are indeed incompetent and thus fearful. How else would we have the people in Congress we have, and the most incompetent president in the history of this Republic. Most companies are no longer focused on their products, but on the social engineering required by Liberalism.
Diversity for diversity sake is a cancer. CEOs are extorted for private conversations and donations to certain charities. Business is no longer a meritocracy, but a social experiment to see who can be made to “rise to the top” even if not qualified.