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The Cost of BP's Boys' Club: Why the Oil Industry's Macho Culture Is Bad for Women and the Environment


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AWAY AWHI
- 2743 days ago - alternet.org
All BP's executives are white males, except for one and interestingly, most of the leaders dispatched to clean up their mess are largely female.



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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 6:49 pm
Conspiracy fear -sterilization possibilites. Too NWOish?

Thanks Cal
 

Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 7:02 pm
A must watch are these two video about the Gulf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqyf1704aSE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt617zYAbng&NR=1

Humor with a sledge hammer of reality.
 

Daniel B (9)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 7:32 pm
Bastard Plebs. Guess I can add sexism to the list of reasons I hate BP today. Thanks Cal, noted.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 8:45 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

sue M (184)
Wednesday July 14, 2010, 11:17 pm
Mourning after said it all.
 

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 4:12 am
A lot of exploitation of the earth could probably be identified as "macho".
 

Claudia Parker (8)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 6:12 am
The oil industry by nature is very macho. It has always had a boys club mentality. The women that are in it, besides secretaries, etc. are very tough and very smart. Of course smart is a relative term when you consider that the whole industry is about exploitation of resources.
 

J J Gonzalez Ortiz (2)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 8:18 am
While BP may need more female leaders, that has not much to do with their mistakes, if not that these men in particular are bad leaders. I do defend women's rights, but many people do take it to far to blame men on this. I think men and women are to be treated equally, one is not to be judged or defended more than the other.
 

Lynn Marie M (22)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 10:24 am
Another case of sending in women to clean up the "macho" mess.
 

Peter B (54)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 11:32 am
noted and shared thankyou Cal
 

Toni C (508)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 12:55 pm
Crap... read and noted.
 

Alicia V (181)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 2:22 pm
As usual....
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 8:32 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Pier Luca F (18)
Friday July 16, 2010, 3:25 am
Thank you
 

MICHELLE S (101)
Saturday July 17, 2010, 11:26 am
I hate those mother-f*ckers! >:(
 

Andrea Dorazio (56)
Saturday July 17, 2010, 3:10 pm
noted, thank you
 

Sarah Battle (9)
Sunday July 18, 2010, 12:25 am
BP should not be allowed to operated in any capacity after all the harm they have caused. If any ordinary citizen created a fraction of the tragedy they have and killed endangered species- we would be arrested!!
 

Chere Jurgens (7)
Sunday July 18, 2010, 6:32 am
noted thanks for posting
 

catherine s (3)
Sunday July 18, 2010, 9:52 am
Women need to run this World wed all be better off
 

Bryan S (92)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 3:31 pm
Lynn Marie,
I agree. Women are always being called in to clean up the mess made by men. After the financial collapse in Iceland, women had to replace the men that ran the banks and many of the top level government positions, including the leader of Iceland. The confidence level in the leadership abilities of men is at an all-time low...and it is only getting worse.
Catherine S is right, we seriously do need WOMEN to run this world, before things do get worse.
 
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