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  •  Go along to get along? (2+ / 0-)
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    Portia Elm, elmo

    Abramson wasn't much known for that approach. Even she has long admitted that she can be "difficult", "intimidating", "abrasive". But the article diarist links to makes some very good points, including.

    Women never know whether they’re being met with a hostile reaction because of their performance — something that they can address and change — or because of both male and female colleagues’ internalized notions of how women should behave.
    With no "cause" and no single thing to explain her exit, whether or not Abramson was difficult for a boss or whether she was difficult for a woman is probably a question that even she’s struggling to answer.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Sun May 18, 2014 at 01:34:43 PM PDT

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    •  that's not what I meant (1+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe

      I meant she was just managing in her style to get a result she considered good, and not paying much attention to crap going on around her, and falling into "traps."  I am sure she is savvy and no fool, but not strategizing on the fly--playing chess as it were.  Just my totally uninformed observation.

    •  I have to disagree (1+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe

      It isn't a struggle to answer that question. To me, it's obvious.

      If Jill had been Jack Abramson instead, that person would not have been fired. Abramson is a woman who behaves according to the social norms for a man, not for a woman.That's what got her fired.

      The kind of woman that does well at the NYT was Judith Miller. She used more traditionally feminine paths to power (she slept with powerful men).  She kept her job long after a man would have been fired for incompetence.

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