Warren Buffet is a name that usually goes with money, investment and motivation. However, the philanthropist shared a remark on women which has made him a headline for wrong reasons.
In an interview with CNBC, the Berkshire Hathway CEO was talking about the failed takeover attempt of Unilever by Kraft Heinz for a whopping $143 billion. Kraft Heinz is backed by Buffet’s company.
While doing so, Buffet compared Unilever to women and shared an utterly sexist analogy.
“Well, if a diplomat says yes, he means maybe. If he says maybe, he means no. And if he says no, he’s no diplomat. And if a lady says no, she means maybe. And if she says maybe, she means yes. And if she says yes, she’s no lady.”
My first thought to this was, ‘Somebody please show him the movie Pink’.
Buffet’s snide remark got the criticism it deserved. People questioned his objectionable statement and he was all over Twitter.
Of late, a lot of cases pertaining to sexism and harassment have been reported. A majority of them under a corporate premise. While we keep blaming the lack of education to be a reason for harassment, the educated morons aren’t setting right examples after all.
Casual sexism isn’t a myth. It has been there since years. How often do people judge a woman’s success on everything except her talent and hard work? No, it’s not okay.
The day people understand this, there won’t be a need to preach about feminism.
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