An interesting piece, and we congratulate the (American) teacher on resigning his position. More men should do so, when humiliated by women in the workplace. Those women will generally find it difficult (if not impossible) to replace them with a similarly competent and hard-working woman. Which brings me neatly on to another point.
Unless Dr Catherine Hakim has a doppelganger, that’s her picture at 4:26. She’s a world-renowned British sociologist, and we quote her Preference Theory (2000) all the time. It explains so much about workplace outcomes. Her studies of women in a number of European countries (including Sweden) showed men to be markedly more work-centred – with respect to paid employment – than women. In Britain she found that while four in seven men is work-centred, only one in seven British women is. How could this NOT have a major impact on the gender balance at the top of (for example) major corporations? Yet the British government has a stated objective of moving on from its current bullying of FTSE100 companies to have 25% female representation on their boards, to bullying FTSE350 companies to have 50/50 gender balanced boards.
Not one executive in any of these companies, to the best of my knowledge, has protested publicly about this, which partly explains why I don’t spend much time these days running Campaign for Merit in Business. If the British business sector is so determined to commit suicide, who am I to stop it?