I have been having a bit of a catch up online after my week spent skiing in Italy, and one of the highlights has to be this glorious interview of Dr Jordan Peterson by one Cathy Newman of Channel 4 in Britain. I urge you to watch it immediately if you have not already done so as I have no doubt that it will soon be banished to the interwebs for the crime of making leftist statist feminist lunatics look bad.
In the interview, Newman displays some angst at the horrible situation of there being only 7 women CEOs in the top 100 FTSE companies.
She continually demands that Dr Peterson explain this horrible discrepancy whilst simultaneously never giving him time to adequately explain why such an outcome is at all possible.
But I would posit that Cathy Newman herself is a glaring example of why so few women are to be found in the lofty realms of CEO-land. Newman admits during the interview that she is a ruthless and hard edged careerist who has fought her way towards the top of her profession. But she simultaneously displays both an appalling lack of judgement and a level of professional ineptness that is almost superhuman in its awfulness.
Newman is the composite example of a woman who has manipulated her way towards the top by the exploitation of the feminist agenda that pervades the modern corporate culture, whilst loudly decrying the imaginary patriarchal hierarchy that supposedly kept her down for all this time. That these two ideas are mutually exclusive is as lost on her as every tidbit of truth that Dr Peterson softly lobbed in her general direction.
That Newman graduated with a first in English from Oxford university shows that the standards at that once respected institution have fallen so low that lizards drinking would be hard pressed to spot them. She was simply unable to process any facts or evidence that clashed with her own internal worldview, behavior that might be expected of Dolly the tea shop lady, but somewhat unacceptable for someone whom Oxford university has deemed worthy of their highest honor for proficiency of the English language.
Supremely untalented women such as Newman are the general norm that one encounters in today’s workplace, where tits and an attitude are wonderful substitutes for actual ability. Women like Newman are fast tracked up the corporate ladder but there does indeed exist a glass ceiling. For it’s all well and good to pander to leftist ideology trends, but only up to a certain point. At the level where actual brains are required to get the job done it’s better to leave women like Newman knocking futilely on that clear ceiling.
And based on what Dr Peterson did to her I get the feeling that she might have been promoted just a few places too far.