On the heels of the Ellen Pao discrimination case in Silicon Valley, the issue of professional gender equality is having a serious moment in the spotlight. And, even as we continue to contend with problems like the, there's no doubt that great strides have been made over the last 50 years toward establishing a more equitable workplace culture for women. We may not be there yet — far from it — but we're well on our way. Or, so we thought.
The Week reports that if you run a Google image search for the term "CEO, " the first result for a woman is none other than Barbie — or rather, CEO Barbie. And, you'll still have to scroll through several rows of (primarily white) men before you even get to her. (In the screenshot below, she's in the bottom row, third from the right.) To make matters worse, CEO Barbie isn't even a real product. According to the Verge, the image is from a 2005 article that appeared in The Onion. Not exactly what our foremothers and champions of the Women's Lib movement might have hoped for.
So, our sincerest apologies, Marissa Mayer, but running Yahoo is just small potatoes. Better luck next time, Mary Barra — we're sure you tried your best, but it seems that being the first female CEO of an American auto manufacturer isn't really that big of a deal. And, Martine Rothblatt, just because you're the highest paid female executive in the U.S. doesn't mean you can contend with Barbie.
Yes, Google search results are dictated by complex algorithms, and surely the company isn't knowingly trying to assert that Barbie is more important than the real-life women who are changing the landscape of the global workforce every day. Does that make it any less disturbing? No.
I played with Barbies all the time as a young girl. But, it was my mother — a former secretary who put herself through law school and became a New York State Supreme Court judge, fighting against sexism her entire career — who taught me that women can do or be anything, including CEOs. Despite what Google's bots may say, real, inspiring women are all around us, and they're running major corporations (and households, and governments, and schools, and more...) all over the world. No search engine results can ever undermine that.Scene where the joker tricks what are the requirements to donate plasma How to get to malenia elden ring How to watch instagram live what does donna mills look like today what does my poop color mean what does water mean in a dream what does yellow and pink make How to do mathamatical majic tricks with the number 14 cards How to hold your breath longer? How to print at staples? what does ouija mean what does dob mean what does true love feel like How to relieve trapped gas what do gts mean in text How to make gummies How to turn on developer mode what does the name zara mean How to tell if you have hemorrhoids How to make gasoline? Beginner tips when going to the gym what do lady bugs mean what does outline mean what are gigabytes How man confidence tricks are there How to peel an orange? How often should you replace waterpik tips What size are tbe joytech cuboid mini tips what does ihy mean How to add in excel? How to change app icons on iphone Tips for how to forgive parents How to prevent your earbud tips from falling off How to get away How to find atomic mass? what does cylinder mean for glasses How to play kickball what does adhd mean How to download a google doc? How to dye just your tips what does lrt mean How to do subway surfers tricks what does pro tem mean How to prevent kidney failure what does it mean to be shadowbanned what are your strengths interview How to sex a kitten How to draw a turkey How to fix a zipper on jeans? what are blood thinners Easy tricks on how to.attract.women How to get rid of split ends what does it mean to be a poet laureate what does rage mean How to say poop in spanish How to hit a draw in golf what does 100 hairs look like How to potty train what does seduce mean what does 44 mean spiritually what does rolling admission mean How to draw arms what does the number 1 mean what does marley mean How long to smoke beef tips what does fed tapering mean Which android cable tips will mot bend? Why is my local wages and tips less than state wages and tips what does bac measure Place to eat where they do tricks Instagram guy who does rope tricks what does 5g uw mean What happened to trainer tips and cassie How to close an email Tips on how to pass level 95 on candy crush soda what does layaway mean How to tell if a 100 dollar bill is real? How to hide apps on android How to get yellow stains out of white shoes? what is your sun sign mean How to enroll in medicare what does avant garde mean what are coplanar points How does dacid.blaine do his tricks what does the acronym smart stand for How to evolve feebas in pokemon go tips and tricks what does the coexist sticker mean Which statement below correctly describes how to manage span of control using the modular concept?? Who discovered math magic tricks Why does my propane stove flame have yellow tips How many hat tricks does jordan have what does ring on each finger mean Why are the tips of my nails orange Tips on how to generate leads with chatbots what does polarized mean in sunglasses How to cook frozen lobster tails? How to become a medium What wheels are good for skateboard tricks what does it mean to judge someone How to prepare brussel sprouts what does the mind stone do what does uncured bacon mean what does a bone spur look like How to tips travel blog instagram what are geminis compatible with what is otp mean what does abruptly mean How to cook white rice in instant pot? Nintendogs ds game cheats on how to learn tricks fast what is apple pay and how does it work How to delete a facebook group? How to stop junk mail? How to get rid of crabgrass? How to android tricks How to put on a duvet cover How to hack a vending machine? what is indefinitely mean