Glass Ceiling, what Glass Ceiling?
The blurb for Grand Marshal of Pride 2009:
As if manning the helm of “global strategic marketing” for a $7 billion tech company isn’t stressful enough, transitioning after having been in the field for 25 years and bringing your company’s culture of LGBT support along with you is another impressive matter entirely. But that is exactly what Meghan Stabler did. Not only is she still currently an executive at the same company, BMC Software, she also serves on the board for many LGBT health and workplace advocacy issues, as well as lobbies on behalf LGBT issues.
OK, stop laughing at “manning the helm” long enough to read the rest of it! Yep, dude rises high through the ranks of large IT company, and keeps same job after ‘transitioning’ (so much for the ‘but twanz lose their jobs upon twanzitioning!!’) Not only that, dude gets prominent voice in LGBT movement—not bad for a heterosexual white guy!
Fairly rich, prominent, heterosexual white guy (in IT) most graciously accepts the 2014 “Working Mother of the Year” award. He skirts over (pardon the pun) the fact that he has a wife taking the primary care:
Meghan Stabler describes herself as “just like any other mom, be she single, partnered or married.” She says, “I’m planning meals, balancing budgets, figuring out how to encourage my child to enjoy reading, and juggling my schedule to accommodate taking my daughter to the doctor when she’s sick.”
Just like any other mom? Yeah, right.
Back in 2011, GenderTrender reported his marriage to unnamed woman (who btw, remains totally unnamed in the articles I found!)
A man in Texas, once divorced, the father of a 17 year old girl, takes a new wife. Rumor has it he has impregnated her and they are starting a new family. Several news stories have been published about the marriage, but none of them identify the wife by name. But they do mention the husband, a successful IT software executive that markets technology to the defense industry. His name is Meghan Stabler, and he is the only transgender board member of the allegedly largest LGBT organization in the U.S. : The Human Rights Campaign.
Yep, still a board member. And still the actual wife remains voiceless and unnamed, with all the focus going on the “great
man woman *cough*”. We can now confirm that the unnamed woman was indeed impregnated at some point, giving birth to a baby girl about two or so years ago. Who did the impregnating? Well none other than our hulking great “WMotY”, presumably with his laydeepeen™. You can see his two daughters pictured above, along with unnamed mother of youngest child (step-mother to older daughter). If you are wondering why picture is so blurry, probably because workingmother.com put it in this size:
Yeah, they’d have to make it smaller than that to play ‘hide the tranny’. Yet another ‘delicate’ six-footer IT dude turned laydee. The second Mrs Stabler is potentially the younger replacement wife, after dude obtains some wealth and tires of the original.
The Glass Ceiling is never a problem for those born male. No longer can females complain about the Glass Ceiling particularly in STEM, just look at all the high-powered ‘women’ who have ‘broken through’ (or rather, just kept their old man-jobs after slapping on a dress and some lippy (and keeping their laydeepeens™). Meanwhile, actual females get shut out and hounded out of IT and other tech fields.
But hey, Stabler is a woman now! So is well acquainted with discrimination against women…
Writing Wednesday in HuffPo, Stabler both eloquently normalizes her experience as a working parent while pointing out the gender inequity problems in the workforce. “I started my career as a male, and as long as I presented as such, I found that my views and opinions were widely respected,” she says. “But since transitioning to my true, authentic self, I’ve come to recognize the gender-stereotypical male dominance in meetings and work in general, something I never thought about until I was on the receiving end of it. In the modern workplace it’s the male alpha dog vs. the bossy female.”
(My bold). Second wave feminism happened over 40 years ago. There is no excuse for any male under 50 not to know about workplace discrimination against females. Stabler just proves his self-centred maleness by ‘never thinking about it’, because it never affected him (and quite likely, was a perpetrator of it). And way-to-go with the sexist stereotypes as well; “bossy woman” — are you fucking shitting me? Does this dude know nothing other than the white heterosexual male perspective?
Nor does it stop him with the raging self-promotion (as if all the other articles were not enough). He wrote for HuffPo some longwinded bullshit, with a title in the third person. It includes this gem:
The transition to working mother has been a difficult one too, but seeking a mentor helped me and other colleagues make the shift from woman to married woman to working mother. Whether finding another working mother or other females in your company or industry whom you can connect with, seeing what others have achieved can be a key motivating force to help you get through tough times; it certainly has been for me. It’s also been rewarding to serve as a mentor to others; for me, learning has worked both ways.
Oh great. Dude declares himself ‘woman’, and starts mentoring actual women on being a working mother? And again, he neglects to mention the female he has at home being the actual mother—nope, this dude is the expert, and makes out like he is a single mother. Hey, remember this woman from the family picture?
So to recap. Stabler is going for a trifecta: womanface; motherface; lesbianface.
But still acts like an overly privileged heterosexual white dude. *shocker*