“I was stunned when Frankel implied that women should have sex with men in exchange for capital. I was offended when she expressed some kind of kinship with black women because she’s “loud.” And I was taken aback when she advised those of us in the room to get business advice to hire a white man as the face of our companies.” – Mary Pryor, Huffington Post
I was stunned too when I signed into “The Daily Mail” app and saw this headline, “ ‘Hire a white man as the face of your companies’ ”: Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel, 45, shocks crowd at New York business event designed to empower women.”
I’m sure Ms. Frankel thought she was keeping it real but the reality is that at an empowering women’s event you should inspire and EMPOWER women to achieve greatness without compromising their integrity. I think we all know about the backdoor ways to success but not everyone wants to travel down that road. We’re willing to sacrifice time, sleep, maybe even a shower but sell our bodies, souls, and morals for the sake of the buck when these very white men don’t have to is insulting.
We’re at a time where we should be knocking down walls instead of reinforcing them.
I’m not going to go into an obvious analysis of all of the offensive things her statements imply but I will say this. . .
We’re at a time where we should be knocking down walls instead of reinforcing them. Stay true to who you are and know that you can be successful without compromising your self-worth or beliefs. It won’t be easy but usually it never is and the struggle gives you experience and grit.
And that’s all I have to say about that.