The new women

This is a sea change in the post-feminist era. These women belong to a new breed of self-promoting opportunists, paving the way for women to escape their image as selfless givers, nurturers by nature. Not for them the Judeo-Christian philosophy, which holds that only by bequeathing much of what one has earned to those less fortunate can one earn it anew and possess it.

Though this piece was about Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, I think we all know it applies to many more ladies.


  1. Anonymous November 16, 2010

    I think it does apply. Am I wrong, though, or is the author telling women to just go back to sitting on the back bench and being nurturing, just with way more money? That is, that if women have money they should give it away instead of, say, running for office. Maybe I’m wrong.

  2. Anna Tarkov November 16, 2010

    You can definitely see it that way. I read it differently. I think this author would be the first to encourage women to run for office or do whatever else they want in life. I detected that from the way she wrote about feminism, as if she has a stake in it and cares how the movement progresses. I think her point was that this blind drive for power and spending HUGE amounts of money to attain it is an example of a lesser male trait that we shouldn’t rush to adopt. And the point is valid, whether we’re talking about a man OR a woman. If you have this much wealth and truly want to help people’s lives get better, isn’t philanthropy a better use of your vast resources?

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