Set your sights elsewhere, women. Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker says only a man could rise to the challenges of his job.
What exactly did he say?
“Of course it has to be led by a man, because it is a very challenging position.” There were loud groans of disapproval from many reporters in the room.
After getting the memo, the company grovelled.
The company followed up with a statement later, reaffirming its commitment to gender equality.
The Baker totally changed his tune:
Asked whether he’d welcome a female executive as CEO, Al Baker said: “It will be my pleasure to have a female CEO candidate I could then develop to become CEO after me.”
Just goes to show how deep the rot is. A religion and culture that treats women like slaves still has to pretend that women are equal when the social justice media is watching.