I love Asian names. There was a Mr. Hu I worked with for a time. Recently it was brought to my attention that there was a woman named Sue Yu, who had a propensity for lawsuits. I fell in love with and married a Wu, although my misogynist upbringing tells me that it is the man who is supposed to do the Wuing. The most recent one is in the news and her name is Ellen Pao, who is engaged in a gender discrimination lawsuit with a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. The news has her legally punching well beyond the welterweight class, in spite of her petite frame. But the jury is still out, or to be more accurate, hasn't been sent out yet, so we have to wait for a final decision. A Fortune magazine article on this affair is here which adds some more twists. Some more claims are here, which I don't care to summarize.
I don't know nearly enough to comment on the particulars of this. It just has me reflecting on the idea that too many men in high paid jobs is symptomatic of a misbehaving boys club. Perhaps it is, but I doubt that lawsuits will do anything other than make the misbehaving boys more cautious. Then there seems to be a notion that boys chronically misbehave, while women are always victims. My instincts are that both boys and women come from roughly the same moral culture, but would be happy if someone could show me in some way that women are inherently different in terms of morality and ethics. I am unapologetically a fan of chivalry, so am guaranteed to treat women differently from men, which is intended as a matter of respect. But can liberated males really treat liberated women in a way that is identical with how they treat their male comrades?