…ce of these problems and will lead by example with accountability. Passive silence isn’t an answer. The men in our community need to have the guts to recognize and do something to address the damaging, accumulative effect of sexualizing women in the workplace.
You talked about a need for discussion about ideas; you need to learn the difference between “I think we should adopt Go as our primary language” and “I think one-third of my colleagues are either biologically unsuited to do their jobs, or if not are exceptions and should be suspected of such until they can prove otherwise to each and every person’s satisfaction.” Not all ideas are the same, and not all conversations about ideas even have basic legitimacy.
Seen in this light, I realize suddenly, Brian Chesky’s courageous-seeming stand against racism might actually be really, really smart business. It reinforces a story where the key racial justice question about Airbnb is whether or not guests of color have an equal opportunity to use the platform. And the more people participate in this racism-within-the-platform discussion—the bigger that discu…
The best companies aren’t families. They’re supporters of families. Allies of families. There to provide healthy, fulfilling work environments so when workers shut their laptops at a reasonable hour, they’re the best husbands, wives, parents, siblings, and children they can be.