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New perspectives on leadership from a gender perspective - and its relevance to business, politics, economics, the environment and home.
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Monty Python - Is it a Boy or a Girl?

The Hospital Sketch from Monty Pythons Meaning of Life...

“Is it a boy or a girl?” “I think it's a little early to start imposing roles on it, don't you?”


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When Pseudoscience Meets Gender Stereotypes

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What resisting a double fudge sundae has to do with Freud and defeating the Nazis.

Whether we call it “rationality vs. intuition,” as Albert Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs did, or “reason vs. emotion,” being human means being bedeviled by the near-constant polar pull of two opposing forces. And yet, we’ve seen the “divided brain” is a reductionist myth, and perpetuating it has dangerous sociocultural consequences.

In 1943, however, the clear-cut dichotomy between reason and emotion was not only perfectly acceptable, it was also a perfectly exploitable propaganda talking point. This animated Disney short film, created the same year as the now-infamous Disney employee handbook, enlists the same comically appalling era-appropriate gender stereotypes to deliver a steady dose of wartime propaganda against the Axis, portrayed as governed by unreasonable emotion, which the Allies could combat with the force of reason and restrained emotion.

As amusing as the gender treatment might be in its appallingness, one particularly appalling chasm is what happens to each gender when its bearer is possessed by emotion and negligent of reason: The man merely gets his sexual advances met with a slap, whereas the woman spirals into food binges, which promise an undesirable body, which in turn makes her unworthy of said sexual advances. In other words, reason ultimately serves the man in both scenarios, while emotion merely distracts from his most desirable outcome.

Red this fascinating article  ( & watch the video) on brainpicking.org)


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If you Can Customize M&Ms, Why Not Careers? Brilliant!

Cathy Benko visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her book "Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today's Nontraditional...

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