Daily Draw: Anna K Tarot, The Wheel of Fortune
The visual expression of zero sum mentality. For some to be at the top there must be some at the bottom. It's been a thesis research day today and I've been reading an article on 'venus envy'. The paper questions the Queen Bee label (a negative representation of senior women who do nothing to aid the progression of other women) and replaces it with the notion of bottom up female misogyny. Blaming the senior women is thus replaced with blaming the women further down the hierarchy. Junior women are positioned as envious whereas the selfishness of senior women is airbrushed out of the picture.
I accept that elite women leaders may not be interested in or see it as their responsibility to further the careers of other women. Fine if they never signed up for that. But I do find it a bit rich when women academics win a career boosting research grant based on a promise to tackle gender inequality but in practice use the funds as a vehicle to 'feather the nests' of the 'old girls club'. Saying one thing and doing another is bad faith.
professionals of discourse and explication, however, intellectuals have a
much greater than average capacity to transform their spontaneous
sociology, that is, their self-interested vision of the social world, into the
appearance of a scientific sociology.
Pierre Bourdieu, 1930-2002