Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men


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Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
boycottforbes
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boycottforbes
My jaw is on the the FLOOR that the schmuck who wrote this piece is an editor here (or THE editor)? What is this piece doing in a business magazine anyway? This magazine is supposed to be for business people. THAT WOULD INCLUDE WOMEN IN BUSINESS.

But no, he has to write a sexist piece of claptrap basically smacking all career women in the face, based on a few studies that he threw together.

The irony is that, at the end of the article, he writes about married people being happier:

“A word of caution, though: As with any social scientific study, it’s important not to confuse correlation with causation. In other words, just because married folks are healthier than single people, it doesn’t mean that marriage is causing the health gains. It could just be that healthier people are more likely to be married.”

OK, so maybe you should stop confusing correlation with causation on the ENTIRE ISSUE of career women being “worse wives.”

Let’s not even get into the whole issue about women who don’t have career NEEDING to stay with rotten, abusive, cheating husbadns because they don’t have the financial wherewithal to leave.

Let’s just look at that statement that HE wrote, that you need to take all these studies with a grain of salt. HIS words.

This article is a complete and total embarassment to Forbes. All career women should boycott the magazine, until they fire this guy and replace him with someone who has a freakin’ clue.

PS To all the “happy housewives” here – I hope you’re prepared for the day your husband leave you or dies, since you’re going to be up a creek without a paddle with no career skills to support you later in life.

08-25-2006 12:18 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
Hedgie
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Hedgie

Get a grip, ladies.

In the real world, people often disagree. Sometimes vehemently. It’s a testament to our diversity.

The female professionals who are incensed by this article should calm down and learn to be more tolerant of others’ opinions.

Surely, if you’re as brilliant, motivated, educated, and successful as you incessantly claim to be, learning to consider contrary positions to your own in a clear-headed, objective fashion, should be a piece of cake.

08-25-2006 12:30 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
boycottforbes
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Excuse me, sir, but the last I heard, Forbes was a business magazine, and not in the business of writing marriage advice articles just for MEN.

The article was inappropriate for that and a number of reasons.

And I already know women who are canceling their subscriptions because of it. Me, I didn’t have one in the first place, Thank God.

My opinion of this magazine is now in the toilet. It’s not about journalism, that’s for sure.

08-25-2006 12:38 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
Hedgie
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Hedgie

What are you, 10 years old? Grow up already.

In the real world, you’re going to encounter people whose opinions and views you may find objectionable. But that’s life.

For example, when I read the FT or WSJ I come across a lot of views that I don’t agree with, but I’m not about to boycott those papers.

The hysterical, thuggish reactions from the feminist career women on this discussion board is a sign that perhaps women enjoy too much hegemony in our society and aren’t meant to take on positions of leadership and responsibility.

Maybe things have gone too far.

Message Edited by Hedgie on 08-25-2006 12:54 PM

08-25-2006 12:52 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
boycottforbes
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boycottforbes
Are YOU 10 years old? Grow up and stop slamming women you disagree with by using outdated sexist terms such as “hysterical.”

The fact is, Forbes is a magazine that is supposed to be serving people in business. That includes WOMEN. I don’t see “Business for Men” on the masthead.

Forbes, as a magazine for business people about businessm, should stick to the subject and not veer off into dating advice.

The article is offensive because this magazine is supposed to be for business people regardless of gender. By publishing an article that insults and slams career women as awful mates, the magazine is basically stating that the magazine doesn’t give a **bleep** about its female constituency.

Would you want to subscribe to Forbes if it published an article that said “All Career Men are Assholes?” written by a woman editor? Probably not.

So stop reacting “hysterically” to the fact that some of us have now seen Forbes showing its true colors here, and have chosen not to support the magazine because of it.

08-25-2006 12:56 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
Hedgie
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Hedgie

Yeah, now I’m sure things have gone too far.

08-25-2006 01:02 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
boycottforbes
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boycottforbes
People vote with their dollars. That’s business.

If Forbes chooses to cater to sexist men with articles like this one, then it stands to reason that career women (who are generally “feminist” in nature on some level) will go elsewhere for their business news and analysis.

08-25-2006 01:05 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
globusproject
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globusproject
Hysterical???

Emotional???

Political???

I think this is a good example of many career women feeling threatened by such openly expoused ideas. Such ideas as boycotting, sexism, bias etc. and the

Many emotionally mature and educated men who have a choice of women partners already “know” what the article discussed. Women who have careers, or are unmarried and have young children, do not make the best partners unless they can solve the problems involved with the more complicated relationships. If the woman is unable to estable a secure, trusting, stable and intimate relationshp with a man, wheether it is because they have a “career” or children from a previous relationship or marriage, then they are NOT the type of woman that you would be willing to settle down with.

There are many career women that can handle the increased constraints involved with a two family career relationship. They are able to develop the stable, secure, intimate relationship with a man.

They don’t get hysterical. They don’t get bent out of shape when an idea doesn’t meet their politically correct and femist ideology. They work with reality and the situation that is at hand. They can discuss in a mature manner, negotiate a solution and keep their word to their man by following up on their agreement. Many people are not able to do so. (Both men and women). It isn’t about career. It is all about the ability to build a stable, secure and intimate relationshp with another person. The author of this article only pointed out some risk factors that people (both men and women) should look for in their partner. If they are there, there is a higher risk of many negative things occuring to you, if you develop a long term relationshp with a person with these characteristics, which can lead to divorce, lowered life expectancy, (increased morbidity and mortality), etc.

Words that any one with any common sense would heed. But it seems that common sense is very uncommonn today.

If there was a woman editor that wrote an article that “All Men Are A..holes” I would read it and try to understand her point. Would I feel threatened by it. Probably not.

In fact, I oftentime tell women that men are “a..holes”, so that the women don’t have overly high expectations of men.

And when sometimes, when they get angry and call me an “a..hole”. I can say:

“See I told you so.” “But you didn’t listen to me.”

08-25-2006 01:21 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
Hedgie
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Hedgie

Excellent idea!  Go somewhere else. Get over it and move on.

08-25-2006 01:32 PM

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boycottforbes
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boycottforbes
“The author of this article only pointed out some risk factors that people (both men and women) should look for in their partner.”

No, he did not. The author slammed career women. The title of the article was “Don’t Marry Career Women.” It was not “Dual Careers Put Stress on Marriage,” for example. There could have been any number of ways this information could have been spun to be more fair and less insulting.

The other completely wrong assumption stated in that title alone is that only career MEN read Forbes.

It’s sad that career women should have to look to business magazines targeted towards women to find journalism that doesn’t insult them. But I suppose that’s what we still have to do in this day and age.

08-25-2006 01:45 PM

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Termi0n
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Termi0n
Career women are offended that the article firmly shoved reality in their faces. This goes against their “having it all” dream world and they dont like it. Aw, too bad ladies. You never realized the fact is most men already knew you werent marriage material.

Piss and moan all you want, it wont change anything. Suck it up.

Message Edited by Termi0n on 08-25-2006 01:57 PM

Women want fried ice. -Arab Proverb

08-25-2006 01:56 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
warbaby
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warbaby

boycottforbes wrote:
Excuse me, sir, but the last I heard, Forbes was a business magazine, and not in the business of writing marriage advice articles just for MEN.

The article was inappropriate for that and a number of reasons.

And I already know women who are canceling their subscriptions because of it. Me, I didn’t have one in the first place, Thank God.

My opinion of this magazine is now in the toilet. It’s not about journalism, that’s for sure.

I’m just wondering if you’d make the point that Forbes isn’t written especially for women if they did an article on the so-called “glass ceiling”. Somehow, I doubt it.

I’m a woman, I work, and I have a family. I don’t have a “career”, nor do I want one. And I will be subscribing to Forbes.

08-25-2006 03:50 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
toadman
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toadman

Isn’t there still the “Working Woman” fish-wrap?

08-25-2006 04:18 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
womenoffuture77
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womenoffuture77

That is the kind of response that men probably gave women when they were fighting for their right to vote, birth control, etc: Shut up you hysterical b**** because nothing is going to change. Thank God we have people out there who believe that change can occur. So are we supposed to stay silent and not react to this blatantly sexist article that disrespects career women? It may be a truth of reality, but does that mean we should not discuss the matter in an intelligent fashion? It should be addressed and treated accordingly. The author fully knew when writing this article that he would get an angry reaction so an angry reaction he got.

Furthermore, we can’t just let it continue to pass and send future career women the message of “Oh by the way, no man will ever want you because you are educated, have aspirations, and are in a career.” This may be the opinion of one person, but it is an opinion in a popular well-read business magazine, not in some little piece somewhere in the middle of the US. It is spread over the news now and millions of girls are watching this. There has to be women out there who can be upset and counter this article and let career women know that there’s nothing wrong with their choice to be independent and so forth. This article makes it sound as if career women are despicable creatures!

Sorry people, we don’t live in world where women will be shutting themselves up any longer and thank God we don’t!

“You never realized that fact is most men already knew you werent marriage material.”
Gosh. I guess I should believe that most men don’t want intelligent goal-orientated women. Thanks for that wonderful piece of information.

Message Edited by womenoffuture77 on 08-25-2006 04:32 PM

08-25-2006 04:31 PM

Re: Career Women: Boycott Forbes, the Business Magazine for Sexist Men
warbaby
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warbaby

If you knew your history, you’d know that women had no access to the polls or birth control, not because they were oppressed by men, but because only a small percentage of men had access to the polls, and birth control didn’t exist.

08-25-2006 05:37 PM

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