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Babies, breast-feeding “kill” focus, and keep women from succeeding

Posted by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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Billionaire hedge funder: Babies, breast-feeding EnlargePaul Tudor Jones

Billionaire hedge fund executive Paul Tudor Jones believes mothers don’t make good traders because having babies and breast-feeding are focus and ambition “killers.”

“Every single investment idea … every desire to understand what is going to make this go up or go down is going to be overwhelmed by the most beautiful experience … which a man will never share, about a mode of connection between that mother and that baby,” Jones told an audience at the University of Virginia, according to a video obtained by the Washington Post. “And I’ve just seen it happen over and over.”


Jones’ analysis, naturally, makes no mention of how the demands of childcare and household management disproportionately fall to women, making the life-work balance a tightrope walk for many working mothers. Nor does he address how his field is a notorious boys club in which male executives overwhelmingly choose young male protégés to mentor and help advance through the ranks of global finance in place of their female colleagues, among other implicit and institutional barriers.

Instead, he blames it on lady brains. Because they’re just different, you know?

Jones defended his remarks in a statement to the Washington Post, saying that he was speaking “off the cuff” and “only” in regards to global macro traders.

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/23/billionaire_hedge_funder_babies_breastfeeding_kill_focus_keep_women_from_succeeding/

by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on May. 23, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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What a very misogynistic view :(
illogicalkat
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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Can we invent a time machine and send him back to the 1950s?

Momforhealth
by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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He needs that man boob breast feeding thing on the movie Meet the Fockers.
stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on May. 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Idiot.  

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on May. 23, 2013 at 11:57 PM

 Dumb

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on May. 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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I wonder if he'd say the same thing to his mother.

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on May. 24, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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Yeah, there's nothing like real life to get in the way of greed...

JP-StrongForTwo
by on May. 24, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Im kinda stuck on the 'keep women from succeeding'

I make no attempt to hide the fact that i have some very anti feminist veiws. but not to the point of chauvanism. 

only to the point that i believe women have gone TOO Far in this day and age. 

In the beginning, the womens rights movement was a great idea. fighting for EQUALITY. 

I believe we have far surpassed that. Even to the point of needing a mens rights movement in the future. (though not yet) 

Now, this idiot in the article, gets no support from me. 

But i dont like it when women pretend that they are still oppressed. 


FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 24, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Oh my.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 24, 2013 at 2:01 AM
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Quoting JP-StrongForTwo:

Im kinda stuck on the 'keep women from succeeding'

I make no attempt to hide the fact that i have some very anti feminist veiws. but not to the point of chauvanism. 

only to the point that i believe women have gone TOO Far in this day and age. 

In the beginning, the womens rights movement was a great idea. fighting for EQUALITY. 

I believe we have far surpassed that. Even to the point of needing a mens rights movement in the future. (though not yet) 

Now, this idiot in the article, gets no support from me. 

But i dont like it when women pretend that they are still oppressed. 


How do you feel the womens rights movement has gone too far?  And the same question with women in general?  Gone too far, how?

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