So apparently a few years ago, back when she was still at Google, newly minted Yahoo ceo Marissa Mayer said in an interview that she did not consider herself a feminist. Yes, she did believe in equal rights, and also that women were as capable—”if not more so”—than men in certain respects, but added, “….I don’t have that sort of militant drive and the sort of chip on the shoulder that sometimes comes with that.”
And you know? Marisa Mayer can choose to call or not call herself whatever she wants. She really can. But I do hope she understands that those militant, chip-on-shoulder women she refers to paved the way for her ass.