This new buzzword that is supposed to encapsulate the idealization of desire among aspiring women is known as the “ambition gap”, which as a precondition, makes the qualitative value of ambition as axiomatic motherhood statement as representing something remarkable, magnificent and wonderful; like Walt Disney Fantasia in the magic of Technicolor at the time. The American ideology seems based on the notion of progress; standing still progress, regressive progress, but somehow progress. Timothy Leary was not known as an economist or market pundit, but the idea of tuning out and escaping the “noise” prattle and twaddle of the numbers game is not as comical as it appears. The enlightened can find a road map back to Arcadia, he Greening of America opens the gates of perception for Sheryl Sandberg and co. to kick, scream, bite and spit over the Golden Bough in the grove at Alba and Mark Zuckerberg can play Bungalo Bill on Safari to kill and cook his protein on an open fire.
Samantha Ettus:In her speech at World Economic Forum at Davos, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, one of the most powerful women and working moms in the world, talked of an “ambition gap” in how we are raising young girls versus boys. She didn’t point her fingers at corporations or at advertisers, but at parents and how we are raising our daughters and sons. Read More:http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthaettus/2012/02/02/sheryl-sandberg/
Ambition is the proverbial minefield, almost intrinsic to the concept of imperialism and even messianism, a harkening call to remove us from the world and into the realm of absence of accountability. Maybe ambition is simply a cage; a place of mutual antagonism where one realizes that suffering in the world is meaningless, fundamentally a waste of effort, and that suffering is divinely orchestrated and somehow meaningful in an ethical and moral sense even if the kernels of that meaning are inaccessible. To thinkers like Adorno, ambition and competition lead straight to the shit house: Auschwitz….
As Facebook prepares for its IPO, another senior woman has joined its ranks: Rebecca Van Dyck, who was global CMO at Levi Strauss for the past year and was in marketing at Apple (AAPL) before that. While Sandberg & Co. deserve credit for bringing women up at Facebook, the company also deserves tough scrutiny for its board deficiency: How can it be that Facebook, whose biggest and best base of customers is female, does not have a single woman on its seven-member board of directors?…
…Sandberg isn’t a Facebook director, but she’s on the board of Walt Disney (DIS) and she recently stepped off the board of Starbucks (SBUX). Surely she could wield some of her clout at her own company. More work to be done. Read More:http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/tag/sheryl-sandberg/
“The inability to identify with others was unquestionably the most important psychological condition for the fact that something like Auschwitz could have occurred in the midst of more or less civilized and innocent people….
…What is called fellow traveling was primarily business interest: one pursues one’s own advantage before all else, and simply not to endanger oneself, does not talk too much. That is a general law of the status quo. The silence under the terror was only its consequence.
The coldness of the societal monad, the isolated competitor, was the precondition, as indifference to the fate of others, for the fact that only very few people reacted. The torturers know this, and they put it to test ever anew.” – Theodor Adorno