Originally Posted by Uncontrol
It's because I wanted to have a serious discussion about something without it degenerating into grown men calling each other cunts, oh well!
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OK, I'll play:
She sounds like a naturally aggressive person who enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. That she's a woman doesn't really matter.
Retailer Files: What is the reaction of your male customers when they find out the owner is female?
Nicole Miller: We have more of a problem in the industry. I'll be in the store and the sales reps will come in and won't even look at me. They'll talk to whoever the salesperson is, as if they're the owner. I got a comment recently by someone pretty highly-regarded in fashion. They said, "˜It must be challenging for you' and "˜I bet you don't understand that.' The women's industry is full of men. It's not like I'm a men's underwear model. It's funny. I'm pretty good at turning it around in a way that makes them feel very uncomfortable without saying, "˜Excuse me, that's very insulting.'
At the very least, I would suspect this is a regular grievance for Miller. But then, who's to say it's not the behavior of industry folks who are at fault here? Pinning this on Miller being overly-defensive because she's a woman in a position of power is too tricky without more evidence.
Can you tell I've been doing jury duty all week?