May 12, 2016
‘We have a really big problem here that the COO of Facebook wants to be a role model for women, and she is full of shit’
Penelope Trunk writes:
But no one can call her out on it because Facebook owns the media.
I didn’t realize that until I wrote about her husband dying. When I wrote that post I got so many emails that requested confidentiality that said no one can say anything bad about her because Facebook controls the majority of traffic to media sites.
I can’t give you names but I can tell you that I have good sources. And you can do pretty cursory research to see this is not far-fetched. (…)
So it’s back to me being the only voice in media saying Sheryl Sandberg is a sham.
Here’s why: For the last two years she’s been shaming women for not leaning in. She tells us we have to justify not leaning in. Now she says it’s okay to not lean in if you are a single mom because it’s so hard to be a single mom.
But as far as I can tell, Sandberg thinks women with supportive, high-earning husbands should lean in. Sandberg doesn’t have any room in her manifesto for women who want to do something besides go to work every day.