In traditional male hierarchies the idea is that any leader develops people at the level below him so that one of them will be able to replace him once he is gone. Yet, I recently noticed a rather interesting variation on this theme in a corporate setting. The context is big business where outwardly ideas of fairness and meritocracy are promoted whereas in reality “positive discrimination” due to gender quotas reigns supreme. It’s quite like the story the mainstream media tell you about laws or democracy. Reality strangely enough seems to not have too much to do with the proclaimed ideals.
Concretely, I observed a female manager with a female direct report. I got the impression that the older, more senior, female has the goal of helping the younger one along in her career. Yet, there was another hierarchy at place: the female manager is in her thirties and physically rather unattractive. She has a so-called resting bitch face and is adorned with a nose that would make for a good caricature. In contrast, the young female by her side is (still) quite attractive, with a pleasant enough face and good manners. She’d probably not make it on the cover of a glossy magazine but compared to her boss she looks like a supermodel.
In a saner hierarchy, for women, the hierarchy of sexual attractiveness should trump the hierarchy of (pretend) career success. I can only hope that the young woman in this picture will use the older one as a warning example, helping her to reevaluate her life choices before it is too late. Trying to climb the status ladder in the working world is a long and thankless process. Yet, a young and reasonably attractive woman has a shortcut at her disposal. She simply needs to pick a man from higher up in the hierarchy, drop out of the workforce, and coast through life.
More successful men taking young, attractive women as their wives would be a win-win situation. I do not want to read too much into situations like the one above, but I sometimes wonder why there are any attractive women at all in the working world. Does it not occur to them that whatever money they could make likely pales in contrast to the life they could enjoy on the side of a more successful man?
It is a tragedy when you see a reasonably attractive woman join a company. Maybe she is fresh out of university and in her early 20s. Due to partying and a steady diet of dick she has already aged quite a bit, but a job she can’t really handle will only make her age even faster. Who benefits from this? It’s neither her nor society, nor her employer. On that note, I have witnessed a surprising number of women crying at work or having nervous breakdowns, simply because they do not seem able to handle a moderate amount of stress.
One of the saddest stories in this regard I know from a friend of mine. At the Internet startup he works, they got a super-hot new-joiner. Basically the entire office was lusting after her. She could quite possibly have banged one of the founders and walked out with access to dozens of millions of euros. Instead, she “worked really hard”, and to deal with the stress, she went through one chocolate bar after another. In this regard, it surely did not help that a wide variety of unhealthy snacks are available free of charge at this place. After about two years, her looks were completely shot. Her mood also turned from bubbly into testy.
There is even a parallel to the porn business. As you may know, this industry sucks in many thousands of girls a year and quickly spits them out. It’s essentially a large-scale endeavor to ruin young women for marriage and life overall. Yet, this is not really all that different from what the working world does to women who enter it. I wonder if this is by design, in both cases. Nah, it’s probably just a coincidence because nobody wants to destroy the family unit and bring birth rates down, not even the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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