Thank you for sharing an extend version of your view point.
Paul Gutierrez

It’s nice to be nice, sure. I am not advocating that you should make a point out of enforcing ping pong playing at your company to shut out ping pong hating spoil sports. But I wouldn’t even mandate that people be nice. It is not mandatory to do business with some company, either — if they are not nice, people might stop doing business with them, or working for them.

But the reality is that work and companies tend to be not nice, or at least be troublesome. That is often why people call it work, because it sucks.

That is not a feminist issue. I have seen my share of companies, and there are always things that make me unhappy.

To me, that is motivation to try to start my own company or go freelance. Calling for the government or society to fix things is simply the wrong approach.

It can not even work. For example, if you mandate that companies don’t play ping pong, you shut out the people who like ping pong. Why should the people who hate ping pong be more important than the people who like ping pong?

Also, some types of work simply suck, and people have to suck it up. How would you make working in the sewers more appealing to women? It simply is a shitty job, period. But somebody has to do it.

As for other feminist complaints, like sexism: first, if a company treats you shitty, quit. But a lot of the complaints I’ve seen are things that also apply to men, so they are not really sexist. For example being passed over in meetings or promotions. You can read thousands of books on that topic, how to navigate the corporate world, negotiate, get along with your coworkers, and so on. If that were women only issues, people wouldn’t buy and read those books.

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