No surprise, the high-stakes career world of law has surfaced on the radar. Whether it's teaching law or practicing it, lots of money, status, and shot at celebrity are involved.
Big Names as#MeToos in Law
Big names like Elizabeth Warren and Amal Clooney are now the clickbait.
That's because members of the media know that readers will be hungry for more information and insight on how those smart players also wound up as #MeToos. So, it happens to them too ...
Legal Sector Not Hollywood
However, on Abovethelaw.com, lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino throws shade on the idea that all those old white men deans and partners are imposing on females a Play or No Pay.
The game in the legal sector is not a glam one like that of Hollywood.
For decades, females not being treated with respect at one law firm figured out how to move on to a more dignified deal at another one. Or join with others who are oppressed and open their own shops.
The #MeToo in professional services, be the niche law or public relations, is more about the plain-vanilla abuse of power. Usually the males have more of it. And, like most human beings, they will allow it to unleash their dark side. It just sort of comes out.
That could be as simple as a dirty look when the senior associate, who is a mother, leaves at 6 P.M. and will continue working at home. You bet, that female lives in emotional limbo. Male partners can tarnish her brand, within the firm. And, of course, outside. Her career might not tank. But it will be limited.
Harassment's Many Forms
Harassment takes myriad forms. All cause pain.
My direct male superior in a full time public relations job frequently questioned me why I wasn't a more happy person. He wasn't referring to how I comported myself in the office. Instead he took on the role of agency shrink. I felt "less than."
Obviously, females with power also can emotionally and socially harm female subordinates, as well as vendors.
Trying to Earn a Living
The #MeToo is really about what ambitious females have to endure while we struggle to earn a living. What has to be analyzed is how the power of position often turns into an instrument of control-and torture.
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