- Oct 25, 2017
I agree, I think it's stupid and said as much. But my point in my last post was that discrimination hiring is many magnitudes more important than selling garbage junk to men.I will just use what I said a few posts up since I think it tackles your last point well.
It might seem innocent enough, Just being an airfreshner, but it's the idea that's dangerous - "this is how a man is, anything else isn't manly and being manly is important".
Your field, career marketing, has been easily the worst offender at gender, race, age, and class-based marketing and it's contributed to the terrible work environment in so many industries (particularly mine, tech). I hope a lot of people in your field recognize how they've contributed to discrimination in hiring, and how most continue to contribute to it. These days it's less so around gender and race, and more so around age. Age discrimination in marketing and hiring has only recently come to the forefront (specifically when the NYT/ProPublica did that massive expose in ~2017) and, like marketers did from 40 or 50 years ago around gender and race, a lot are openly hostile to the criticism they've gotten around age discrimination and marketing. I'd assume you're not hostile to that criticism, but many of your colleagues are.