The fact that 40% of Women prefer a Male Boss has upset some on the Left

Posted by PITHOCRATES - November 16th, 2013

Week in Review

According to a recent Gallup poll approximately 40% of Americans call themselves conservative.  While only about 21% call themselves liberal.  So there are approximately twice as many conservatives as liberals.  You wouldn’t believe that by watching television these days.  Or listening to the political discourse.  Where liberals talk as if they are in the majority.  And conservatives were just some lunatic fringe.  But we should remember that 40% number.  For it may be very relevant these days (see When It Comes to Female Bosses, Women Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy by Alexander Abad-Santos posted 11/11/2013 on The Atlantic Wire).

According to a poll from Gallup, 40 percent of the women say they prefer a male boss, 27 percent prefer a female one, and 32 percent have no preference. On the other hand, 29 percent of men polled prefer a male boss, 18 percent prefer a female one, and 51 percent had no preference.

The ideal number we all want is 100 percent to say gender doesn’t matter. Preference for a female boss is obviously a step up from no one wanting a female boss (in 1953, 66 percent of people polled preferred a male boss), but it’s not the ideal. The unavoidable question then becomes: Why don’t some women like it when women break the glass ceiling? In fact, there appears to be high demand for articles by women about how terrible it is to work for women. As Elizabeth Spiers wrote of the furious reaction to Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, “Everyone applauds when they shatter that glass ceiling. Then they pick up the shards, and start cutting away.” It is often women who perpetuate the dumbest stereotypes about working with women.

This is probably why 40% of women prefer a male boss.  For here we have a poll showing what women feel like.  And 40% don’t like working for women.  Instead of accepting this is what women mean we blame them for perpetuating a dumb stereotype about working for women.  As if they said something they did not mean.  Had this poll said, say, 75% of women prefer a female boss they would be lauding the poll.  But because it says something they don’t like then, well, these women are perpetuating a silly stereotype.

In today’s business world some feminists are not satisfied with some women in the workplace.  Because some prefer working for a man as noted.  While some may go on maternity leave and decide to remain at home and be a full-time mother.  And women are doing a lot of other things that feminists frown upon.  Leaving a very narrow range of acceptable behavior for the woman in the workplace.  Perhaps this is why women prefer a male boss.  Because with them they can let their guard down.  And not worry about everything they say or do.  Especially if they are working for a card-carrying NOW feminist.  For doing your job well may not be enough.  Especially if you’re a conservative woman.  J mean, just imagine if your feminist boss heard you say you were pro-life.  Or voted for George W. Bush.  Twice.

Maybe the 40% of women in this poll are conservatives.  And the majority of women bosses are liberals.  For they chose a career over being a stay-at-home mother.  Which is more of a conservative thing.  Perhaps this is why 40% of women polled prefer working for a man.  Because men in business tend to be conservative.  And conservative women prefer working for a conservative.

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