As you know, we live in a completely different era these days - and let us hope that it is temporary. We live an in era of political correctness. An era controlled by committees and average people without any special features. An era where everything that differs from the average must be eliminated because it inevitably offends someone. And if something offends someone, it must be bad, many people believe. An era when people don't have any real beliefs or big goals. An era in which the responsibilities are shared. An era of breathtaking hypocricy.
You can imagine what happens if these two eras interact with each other. ;-) In October, Neil French was asked in public why there were so little high-ranking women in his field of advertising. He apparently supposed that it was an actual question, so he gave them an actual answer that reflected several decades of his extensive experience from his field of expertise:
- "Women don't make it to the top because they don't deserve to. They're crap. Women inevitably wimp out and go suckle something."
- "getting her knickers in a twist."