At a recent job interview I was asked if I was a “technical girl” or a “business girl.” The response went something like this: “I’m a tech girl. I love technology. I’m a great business girl.” I was actually surprised to hear myself say that. I love technology, but I’m not a business girl. The answer came from a question that I had a hard time getting through in my head.
I always thought of myself as a business girl. I majored in business when I was in college and I spent many years working full-time in a tech company. My dream was to be a salesperson, but I always struggled with the idea of being a corporate executive. I think the reason I never became one is because of all the people I knew who were working in tech.
The problem here is that the term “a corporate executive” can be used to describe any human being. It has a lot of meaning in a business setting. If you’re talking about a salesperson or a marketing executive, you’re probably talking specifically about that. If you’re talking about a banker or a politician, then it doesn’t really carry any meaning in that setting.
I think the reason that people don’t apply that term to every human being in the world, is because they feel too embarrassed about being in a position of power. If youre in a position of power, you have to be able to project yourself as though you are above the rest of humanity. People feel too comfortable in positions of power, so they use other language to describe themselves. In my opinion, the best way for people to describe themselves is to think of themselves as a human being.
I think that what girls in tech do is use their position of power to empower other girls in tech. In a way, they make the rest of us feel like we’re not human. I’m sure you can think of many examples of that, and I’m sure you can think of many more. In any case, what they do is show how powerful they are. They show us that we can be powerful too.
Of course, they are often depicted as powerful women, so I think it’s fine to want to be powerful too. In fact, I think it’s fine to want to be powerful all the time and to be able to use that power to help others. That’s how I see it. It’s not so much about being powerful in itself, but being able to use that power to help others.
That’s a great question. I think we’re all trying so hard to be powerful that our brains simply cannot make that distinction. Its just that we don’t know how to use our power so well.
The thing is, in our research we found that girls in tech are often portrayed as strong, intelligent, and beautiful. A lot of the time, in fact. That makes it difficult for guys to feel comfortable in their masculinity. And we have to say, I agree with you that being strong, intelligent, and beautiful does not automatically make you a “man.” We found that, for instance, being beautiful and strong do not make you more masculine.
But we found that, in fact, being strong, intelligent, and beautiful do make you more masculine. That’s because being beautiful and powerful just make you more dominant in the world.
I think that’s true. But I am a little confused by the “feminine” part. We, as a culture, have always been in pursuit of beautiful, strong men.