Posts Tagged ‘glass cliff’

Mandatory May Defense Post

Obviously, I’m as happy as the next leftie that May and the Tories lost the UK elections. I look forward to seeing how MPs deal with the not having a majority party: it will make for a dynamic period.

People tend to blame Theresa May for that, and there are reasons to do so. When they do so using unflattering images of her, it starts to reek of sexism. Which is why I’m going to spell this out for you.

The Glass Cliff

Women are more likely to get in a visible leadership position when an organisation is already in trouble. Here’s the wikipedia entry. The term is relatively new: it was coined in 2004.

So when criticising May for scoring an own goal – and I think there’s ground to do so – remember the glass cliff. It’s a thing.