Dear Rich, White, Male allies….
Dear Rich White Male Allies,
We’ve seen your Twitter feed. We know how ‘woke’ you are. We saw you like that “We need more Women Executives!” video on your Facebook. We saw you endorse the “Lean In” program. We’ve even seen you face the tireless tirade of alt-right trolls in defense of the new Wonder Woman movie. But it’s time to put your money where your mouth is.
You see, it’s one thing to talk the talk, but I’d say it’s about time to walk the walk. So I have a proposal for you:
Get out of the way.
You’re upset that women are vastly under-represented in upper management in your company?
Make room for them.
Quit your job, and use that vast network of women and other allies and put the pressure on your company to fill your position with a woman.
If you’re really serious, push for that new hire or promotion to be a transwoman.
You know as well as anyone else that being a white male in the Western world is living on Easy mode. You’ll have no problems finding a new position. Or maybe let your wife bring home the bacon for a change, and stay home with the kids?
You see, we can’t wait for you and others like you to finally convince your peers to give us a chance. We need to see a change NOW. Because we’re literally dying out here.
So please, I beg of you, put your money where your mouth is: Do your part, and get out of the way.