I may be one of those women so long decried in business magazines: the woman who silently seethes for lack of proper recognition.
If I was a man, I doubt that ManChristina would be so...acquiescent about being the 'voice' for his boss. I doubt ManChristina would be ok standing behind the curtain, writing the words that get other people kudos. I also doubt ManChristina would be so slow trying to figure out what ManChristina was going to do about it, without sounding petty or childish.
In fact, I don't think ManChristina would give a flying fuck whether he sounded petty or childish.
Oh, sure. ManChristina would understand that this is part of being on a communications team, but sooner or later, he'd simply say: 'I want fucking credit for my work.'
I wonder what ManChristina would say to me?
ManChristina: You are being such a whiner.
DeliaChristina: No I'm not! I'm trying, really hard, to be a team player!
MC: (snort) Whatever, you big baby.
DC: I don't want to be the ... disruptive, angry one. Uh, anymore.
MC: You also don't want to be the one who gets credit. Your choice. (shrug)
DC: You don't understand! We're a team! Our team's job is to make the CEO look good. So...that's what I do. I do the policy research, create the argument and serve it up all nice so she can repeat it.
MC: (snort) That's some bullshit.
DC: You don't get it. That's what a communications team does. Our labor goes into lifting the profile for the organization.
MC: Then why are you so mad? If that's your job, that's your job! Deal. Suck it up.
DC: You're such an asshole.
MC: And you're a whiny baby! Why are you so angry, then? Don't you like being the researcher, writer, argument-maker, secret policy brain?
DC: No! I am tired of being the smart brown girl who does the frakking work and then some savvy, connected white chick comes along and then uses my work to get the big byline, sweet gig or promotion! Aagh!
MC: Then what. Are. You. Going. To. DO.
DC: I have no frakking clue. This is not the best job seeking market, you know. Communications folks are a foot thick on the ground out there....(whine whine)
MC: You need to stop making excuses and do fucking something.
DC: You are no help, ManChristina.
MC: You need to stop being such a girl.
Apparently, ManChristina would be a sexist pig. Huh.