We’ve heard tons of accusations of workplace sexism. They’re hardly surprising by now. Most come from feminist bovines, and a lot of them turn out to be a load of crap (see What Wage Gap? Everything Wrong With HuffPo’s Feminist Video Starring Kristen Bell). We don’t often see men accusing women of sexism, though… Which is what makes this story interesting.
In a turn of events, a former employee recently accused the Yahoo CEO of being sexist toward men…
A prominent local media executive fired from Yahoo last year has filed a lawsuit accusing CEO Marissa Mayer of leading a campaign to purge male employees. In addition to Mayer, two other female executives – Kathy Savitt, and Megan Liberman, are accused in the lawsuit.
“When Savitt began at Yahoo the top managers reporting to her were less than 20 percent female. Within a year and a half those top managers were more than 80 percent female,” the lawsuit said.
“Savitt has publicly expressed support for increasing the number of women in media and has intentionally hired and promoted women because of their gender, while terminating, demoting or laying off male employees because of their gender.”
He also accused them of giving biased employee reviews. The male employees were reviewed twice and given lower scores the second time, while the women’s scores didn’t change. #Equality.
Is it possible this dude is just disgruntled? Maybe. After all, he did get canned. Two years ago. Still, we know that actual sexism is a thing, even if it is rare. Feminists tend to think it only works one way (see Actor Kit Harington: ‘Actually, Men Experience Sexism Too…’ Feminists RAGE). Not so. Imagine if a male CEO cleaned out all the women and started replacing them with men. Methinks feminists would have something to say about it.
Also, notice all these women in power? That doesn’t exactly scream “patriarchy.” So much for glass ceilings keeping women down. Guess that just turned out to be another feminist myth. Speaking of which…