We put leaders (both men and women) on a pedestal, and then relish sharpshooting them down for their less-than-perfect natures. America (and largely the world) has few authentic leaders emerge from the thrashing.
What an employee does outside of the office both reflects on the company and signals how he or she will behave on the job. Which is why, after years of insisting that corporate social responsibility must be all about a company's core business, I began to think differently.
Jerry Sandusky. "Legitimate" rape. Daniel Tosh. The women's health care debate. If there were ever an era in which sexual violence was inextricably linked to many of the most talked-about headlines, this would be it.
Many words used to describe women are designed to harass and hypersexualize. Those words can be demeaning, pejorative, and explicit. They are familiar to far more women, young and old, than they should be. "Cute" is not one of them.