I’m glad the ouster of Jill Abramson from her job at the New York Times is not a result of gender bias, as Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. claims. That means she was fired simply for being lousy at her job or because she couldn’t get along with her boss.
As long as we, as women, claim gender bias every time something like this happens, we will never keep our seats at the table. We have to be willing to not just succeed spectacularly, but to fail also.
If Abramson was fired despite being a woman, that’s progress, that is true equality.