Thursday, January 04, 2018

Old guy makes joke about women talking too much, gets fired

A few months ago, some old guy billionaire who sits on Uber's board had the temerity to make a joke about women during a board meeting.

Of course, he was forced to resign.

Because of course he was.
Earlier in the day at an Uber staff meeting to discuss the company’s culture, Arianna Huffington, another board member, talked about how one woman on a board often leads to more women joining a board.

“Actually, what it shows is that it’s much more likely to be more talking,” Mr. Bonderman responded.
LOL!

Ok, yes, it was a little offensive to those who like to take offense to every damn thing under the Sun.

But a) it was a joke, and b) jokes are rude sometimes, because c) that's what makes them funny, and d) people make jokes like this about men ALL the time, and e) men laugh at those jokes too, because f) men often make those same jokes at their expense.

Of course, lots of people are pissed now. Althouse has a typical reaction.