Which?

Annie Bond, 28, began working at Center Camp Café in 2012 and corroborated reports of gender discrimination. At first she was under contract by a vendor working at Burning Man, but she got poached by the Burning Man organization. She dated her manager, who promoted her as his assistant, but after they broke up, she quickly realized where the organization’s priorities lay: with her ex.

“Previously we had a great working relationship and it seemed really infallible and strong, and all of a sudden he was not talking to me; he would put me on hold on the radio and never come back, and he wouldn’t tell other departments I was his assistant,” she said.

Bond was told a position was waiting for her, after she decided to take a year off, but the following year she was told the organization didn’t have a budget to rehire her. Bond said she agreed with a friend who said Burning Man culture was pervaded with “toxic masculinity.”

There was “manipulation through, you know, various forms of male-generated power of persuasion,” she explained.

Which is the toxic masculinity? Getting the promotion because you’re putting out to your boss or getting ignored because you’re not?

11 thoughts on “Which?”

  1. talk to Mia Farrow and Sondra Locke. And I’m going to guess that when Tim Burton starts banging someone else that Helena Bonham-Carter might have to do a lot more auditions.

  2. She got the job because she was shagging the boss. Took A YEAR off (presumably from exhaustion after working for, er, about seven years) then expects to get the job back, and that’s “toxic masculinity”.

  3. This is the ultimate trendy lefty business and everyone who talks to Salon says that they treat their employees like s**t. Surprised?
    Suicide rates 13 times the maximum from the US army.
    I suppose that the only reason why they don’t burn the US equivalent of Edward Woodward alive is that there is no US actor as good as Edward Woodward.

  4. Isn’t all masculinity toxic to them?

    It sure would be nice of them to define ‘toxic masculinity.” I have no clue what it means. If they defined it, we’d soon see in their usage that they don’t either. It’s just a meaningless icon term, like climate change.

  5. “At first she was under contract by a vendor working at Burning Man, but she got poached by the Burning Man organization. She dated her manager, who promoted her as his assistant, but after they broke up…. ”

    Something tells me the poaching had something to do with putting out….

  6. You haven’t looked very hard then Gamecock.

    “Toxic masculinity is a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status and aggression. It’s the cultural ideal of manliness, where strength is everything while emotions are a weakness; where sex and brutality are yardsticks by which men are measured, while supposedly “feminine” traits—which can range from emotional vulnerability to simply not being hypersexual—are the means by which your status as “man” can be taken away”

  7. ML–Sounds like a poisonous leftist perversion of a reasonable definition of manhood to me.

    Piss on all blubberers. If your dog just died a manly tear is one thing. Emoting for the ages marks you as a twat or a sqwarking primitive. Dignity is the watchword.

    Nor does “brutality” (prob=speaking the truth and hitting them back –or even pre-emptively– if they intended to hit you) mean to ordinary folk what it means to the whinging scum of the left. And the “hypersexual” sounds like more femmi-cockrot. Wanting to get your end away without having to drown yourself in her tripe is a just and laudable ambition. It is still possible to have a decent, just and appropriate level of concern for the female without cutting your dick off under her orders.

  8. “Bond was told a position was waiting for her, after she decided to take a year off, but the following year she was told the organization didn’t have a budget to rehire her. Bond said she agreed with a friend who said Burning Man culture was pervaded with “toxic masculinity.””

    Hmm, I’d not say this has anything to do with ‘toxic masculinity’ but more to do with, you know, taking a year off when you’re in a position that wasn’t all that critical in the first place – which is why she got it by sleeping with her boss in the first place. Nice looking women with big hooters are a dime a dozen.

  9. M’kay, MatthewL, how does this fit your definition? I resubmit, ‘toxic masculinity’ has no actual meaning.

    ‘VENICE (AFP) –

    The Venice film festival was slammed for its “toxic masculinity” as it opens Wednesday with just one female director represented among its most mouth-watering line-up in decades.’

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