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Women At Merrill Lynch Were Instructed To Seduce Their Way To The Top, Lawsuit Alleges


Business  (tags: glass ceiling, women's rights, lawsuit, Merrill Lynch, Wall Street )

Judy
- 396 days ago - thinkprogress.org
...a bias lawsuit filed by three former employees of Merrill Lynch against the company, alleges that during training they were instructed to read a book called "Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics From a Woman at the Top" and emulate its advice.



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Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 1:12 pm
What a waste of intelligence.
 

A F. (130)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:01 pm
I'm glad it's coming into public view now. I hope more women will stand up and speak out against occurrances such as this. No more silence. So many subtle and not-so-subtle anti-woman attitudes out there. It pervades all and must stop.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:14 pm
The tips in the book, published by New York Magazine’s The Cut, are truly shocking. “I play on [men's] masculine pride and natural instincts to protect the weaker sex,” says a section of the book advising women on how to get men to do their work.

Sounds like an excerpt out of the 1950's.......Egads.
 

GGmaSheila D. (163)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:30 pm
So not surprising, especially in the workplace environment of today. Sometimes I am surprised how long it takes for these charges to come out. Noted. Thank you.
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:50 am
As a man I find this reprensible. I much prefer to see women climb by their own merits and competency
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:12 pm
Sounds to me like we need to get that Equal Rights Amendment passed now more than ever!
 

John D. (45)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:16 pm
Why does the US hold corporate America in such high regard? I played the corporate game for a while and all you become is a prostitute selling your body and soul for money...
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:41 pm
Disgusting.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 9:29 pm
That's disgusting.Where are some of these crazy's minded ones coming from? No person, Male or Female should act, treat, or work like that for any reason. You get a job, to work at and hopefully climp up the ladder by achieving it not by selling yourself in those low class levels. Thanks Judy
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:51 am
This was so common at the big companies we once knew. The culture was often the aggressor but also many upwardly mobile females initiated the seduction as a means of promotion. Disgusting but it cut both ways.
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:48 pm
How many women CEO's have ever told their male employees just seduce your way to the top?
 

Aud nordby (712)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:17 pm
N&S
 
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