Dear Rupert: If This Is Your Idea Of Appealing To Women…

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Change is afoot at the Wall Street Journal: the storied newspaper (and my former employer) has launched a site for women that aims to draw in more readers from the sex that shops. Perhaps surprisingly, I'm not actually sure how I feel about this. On one hand, it's kind of genius that there is now a place for blog digressions on how the fuck that recently profiled Lehman Brothers executive manages due diligence in those stripper-height stilettos. On the other hand, pairing a week-old story about "curbing mindless eating" with a pic of Hillary Clinton is probably the type of cheap traffic driver that would offend me if I weren't lacking that reflex. And on that note, here's an amusing screengrab from today's Wall Street Journal I thought I would share with my women readers.

Illustration for article titled Dear Rupert: If This Is Your Idea Of Appealing To Women…

Lol.

What can I say ladies, it's a boy's club out there.

Journal Women [WSJ]

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She says she has little time to think about what it means to be the most powerful woman on Wall Street.

Why does everything have to fall into the feminist debate?I didn't read that article as being about her shoes, but everyone bristles at the mention. Maybe I'm thick. But maybe I was too busy thinking about her accomplishments than worrying about the mention of her shoes and shopping (which I also found intersesting). Why is it taboo to mention a woman's femininity? How is that insulting? Why do they have to be treated just like men in order to quiet the debate? I don't want to be treated like a man because I am not a man, I'm a woman. I know it is difficult (impossible?) to achieve separate but equal, but I don't want to be a man.

I'm sure I'll get eaten alive for this, but I honestly don't get it.