Yahoo CEO (and Hillary apologist) Marissa Mayer fired employees for being male

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#1 Posted by Stesilaus (4999 posts) -

Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, and two other Yahoo executives (both female) stand accused of manipulating and abusing the company's "quarterly performance review" system to fire male employees and replace them with female employees.

The well-substantiated allegations are made in a lawsuit filed by a fired male media executive, Scott Ard, who states:

Mayer encouraged and fostered the use of [an employee performance-rating system] to accommodate management's subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo's male employees.

According to the suit, performance review scores were assigned by employees' managers, but would then be subjected to a "calibration" process by higher-level management (i.e. by Mayer and/or her female executive appointees).

Poor scores would be handed to male employees to justify their dismissals, and the dismissed employees' replacements would almost invariably be female.

Two other executives, Kathy Savitt, Yahoo's chief marketing officer at the time, and Megan Liberman, current editor-in-chief of Yahoo News (identified as vice president of news for Yahoo at the time), are mentioned in the lawsuit.

Ard alleged that 14 of the 16 senior-level editorial employees hired or promoted by Savitt in about an 18-month period were female. He also alleged Savitt has publicly expressed support for increasing the number of women in media and has intentionally hired and promoted women, while firing and demoting men because of their gender.

Full Story on CNBC

And---Surprise! Surprise!---Marissa Mayer is a big donor to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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#2 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (17547 posts) -

Yahoo is already a dead site

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#3 Posted by deactivated-5acfa3a8bc51d (7914 posts) -

The inhumanity!

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#4 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (9471 posts) -

War on men!

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#5 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (11363 posts) -

Hillary and her circle is sexist? I'm shocked.

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#6 Posted by thereal25 (1435 posts) -

A job should go to the person with the most talent. Forcing "equality" is not the answer.

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#7 Posted by darklight4 (2072 posts) -

@thereal25 said:

A job should go to the person with the most talent. Forcing "equality" is not the answer.

Exactly, the BBC fired a comedian because he was white, got to meet those quotas.

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#8 Edited by stuff238 (2782 posts) -

Not shocked at all.

I recently learned huffingtonpost only has females working on their staff.

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#9 Edited by themajormayor (25710 posts) -

Feminism

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#10 Posted by resevl4rlz (3763 posts) -

yahoo is no longer relevant, once Verizon buys them

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#11 Posted by hillelslovak (12935 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:

Yahoo is already a dead site

Nuh uh. They had the 6th season of Community 8 months ago. Now that is what I call relevant! What, do you also believe Yahoo is as low as Bing? Bing?! BING?!?!?!?!?!?!

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#12 Posted by Stesilaus (4999 posts) -

@hillelslovak said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:

Yahoo is already a dead site

Nuh uh. They had the 6th season of Community 8 months ago. Now that is what I call relevant! What, do you also believe Yahoo is as low as Bing? Bing?! BING?!?!?!?!?!?!

Bing powers Yahoo searches, doesn't it? That was announced in 2010, but I will admit that I don't know whether it's still true or whether Yahoo has perhaps reverted to using its own search technology.

I actually prefer Bing for video searches. IMHO, Google's video searches are too heavily biased towards YouTube.

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#13 Posted by SOedipus (10629 posts) -

@themajormayor said:

Feminism

is

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#14 Edited by VFighter (2974 posts) -

@stuff238: Well that explains a lot actually.

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#15 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34355 posts) -

Funny, because last time I visited Yahoo, the comments were filed with pro right-wing trolls.

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#16 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

I've got a joke for you.

Yahoo is an excellent company that provides great services.

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#17 Posted by Riverwolf007 (26023 posts) -

Who do they think they are? The BBC?

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#18 Edited by Quicksilver128 (7075 posts) -

Yahoo has been garbage for so long.

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#19 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163064 posts) -

What a stupid thread. Everyone in the US over age 18 that has registered can vote. That doesn't mean the politicians speak for individual opinions and actions in the country. Seriously what a stupid comparison. Strawman indeed.

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#20 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (17547 posts) -

@nintendoboy16: we're not talking about politics here, we are talking about reverse gender discrimination

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#21 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163064 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:

@nintendoboy16: we're not talking about politics here, we are talking about reverse gender discrimination

Actually what we're talking about is thus far one person who was fired side of a case. FYI opinion based reviews exist in other places.

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#22 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34355 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:

@nintendoboy16: we're not talking about politics here, we are talking about reverse gender discrimination

Except for the TC mentioning Yahoo staff members being pro-Hillary?

Politics or not, all the same, Yahoo has been really f***ed up.

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#23 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (17547 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:

@nintendoboy16: we're not talking about politics here, we are talking about reverse gender discrimination

Except for the TC mentioning Yahoo staff members being pro-Hillary?

Politics or not, all the same, Yahoo has been really f***ed up.

Well, she is Pro-Hillary, yes! But the discrimination should be more in talks

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#24 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (17547 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:

@nintendoboy16: we're not talking about politics here, we are talking about reverse gender discrimination

Actually what we're talking about is thus far one person who was fired side of a case. FYI opinion based reviews exist in other places.

Yeah well................ What do you think of Depeche Mode's new Album name as Spirit? I think they're being more political this time.

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#25 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163064 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:

@nintendoboy16: we're not talking about politics here, we are talking about reverse gender discrimination

Actually what we're talking about is thus far one person who was fired side of a case. FYI opinion based reviews exist in other places.

Yeah well................ What do you think of Depeche Mode's new Album name as Spirit? I think they're being more political this time.

Haven't heard it yet. I'll check it out soon though.