Do Women Dislike Other Women in Power?

June 15, 2011  |  

If a woman ran this world, she probably wouldn’t be in power too long.

Why you ask? Because the people that brought her into power would probably turn into her biggest critics. Homegirl would have so many haters from both genders, she’d either crack under the pressure, or stand strong enough and be bold enough in her role to become the villain in no time. Only to be replaced with the help of her peers.

I say this not because I don’t believe a woman could be president (Hillary was close), or the CEO of a company (it happens everyday, but it’s certainly easier when you start your own business), but because a woman needs a few true allies. People that won’t question her every decision, start a rumor that she’s inadequate for not agreeing with the status quo and that won’t give her attitude for ASKING you to do the job you get paid for. There’s so many fickle folk in the corporate world. Men are usually given the chance to make mistakes before they’re deemed “inadequate” for a position. Women get figuratively stomped and castigated on the low the minute an email is sent that they’ve been promoted.

“Authority, when held by a woman, can be viewed as tentative, while a man‟s
authority is often assumed.”

This statement was provided by Karen L. Proudford, an associate professor of management at Morgan State University who did a research paper on negative group-think towards women in authority in the workplace and in organizations. While it has been known for a long time that many men in big companies and orgs can be the biggest detractors of a woman making most of the business decisions, I’m starting to wonder if women are becoming worse. Trust, I’m not attacking anyone—cause I’ve been a hater from time to time, myself.

Trending on MadameNoire

View Comments
Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
blog comments powered by Disqus