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Revealed: females make up less than 10 per cent of top 100's equity partner ranks
Female ex equity partner | 30-Oct-2012 6:45 pm
There is reseach which shows that women (with or without children) get fed up with the culture in law firms (whioh includes all the long hours etc,), not being appreciated, not getting access to the best work and not being promoted when their male colleagues are. So they leave. What a surprise.
No kidding, the long hours kill everyone. Don't know about the other factors you mention - I never saw it happen, perhaps you can link to the research.
I do think it is time for men, and the leadership of law firms, to stick up to this bullying campaign by the feminist lobby.
The truth is that most big law firms are pretty brutal places to work whatever your gender is. That more women choose to drop out of it in favour of other choices shouldn't surprise anyone, as they often have better choices than their male counterparts.
For those who are willing to make the sacrifices their male peers make - no time with the kids, no home life, precious little social life - I don't see how women can't make it.
A lot of this is really special pleading to get women into partnerships just to "balance the numbers", i.e., because they are women.
Pretty sexist, but we all know this campaign at the root isn't about "equality".
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