Men aren't successful in corporate America because "they don't interview well"
NEW YORK -- Economists have been sounding alarm bells in recent years as the relative percentage of men in professional jobs continues to precipitously drop.
According to some studies, women now make up the majority of all professional level jobs in the U.S. In fact, if we extrapolate from the percentage of women in the professional workplace 75 years ago, “we can expect that in another 75 years, women will make up more than 100 percent of professional-level jobs,” according to a new, beautifully researched essay about changing workplace demographics in The Cut by senior editor Molly Fischer.
What's behind this trend?
According to experts, when it comes to women beating men in the workplace, it's not women who are at fault. It's men.
“Men just don't interview well,” explained Jennifer Houseman, a professor at Harvard Business School.
“They often come across as bossy, self-entitled, and lacking in creativity.”
She continued: “They're also just not as smart as women, and it's hard to hide that behind a lack of vocal fry.”
But don't take her word for it! A recent unrepeated study based on a small and biased sample size that was published by non-scientists on the website interview.fn, found that gender biology does indeed affect male rates of success in professional environs. As part of their "truly horrifying study," the researchers masked the voices of male and female interviewees. Males’ voices were ratcheted up an octave, making them sound like men whose voices had been ratcheted up exactly one octave. Women’s voices were deepened, making them sound like they were talking suuuuper slowly.
The women still came out on top.
“Even in this study where we, admittedly, didn't try very hard to disguise voices at all, the women were preferred,” said Andrew Johnson, one of interview.fn’s employees who conducted the “study,” and one of the ever-diminishing professional males.
“This clearly shows the interviewers were able to see through the facade or the study, and went with societal biases of female superiority.”