Time Magazine Pits Women Against Each Other
Time Magazine has rarely had a woman executive on the cover of its magazine because executive women in America’s top corporations remain rare.
For those of you who have been living aboard a space station for the past several months, Sheryl Sandberg, the woman on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine, is Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer.
The bold white letters that span the photo of Sandberg read:
DON’T HATE HER BECAUSE SHE’S SUCCESSFUL.
Though Sandberg’s book and mission - Lean In – has caused quite a stir in women’s business and professional circles – there’s no legitimate reason to frame Sandberg as a woman whose success is resented by other women.
When Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the cover of Time, it read “Person of the Year, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, The Connector.”
Nothing about men’s envy of Zuckerberg’s success despite the fact that his business partner sued him, as did the young men who claimed he stole their idea.