Law Firm Intimates Women Are Better Lawyers Than Men

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Ever notice how women, when in conflict with another, or with a man for that matter, discuss the issue at great length until every last feeling is expressed? Ever notice how men, when in conflict with another (but not a woman), just punch each other, offer up a fist bump or brush it off with a "no worries, dude?" Though some might debate the point, that's not sexist. It's just a natural difference in the way men and women deal with confrontation and disagreement.

So perhaps an ad from 100 percent women-owned Buffalo law firm Schroder, Joseph Associates, LLC with the headline, "Ever Argue With A Woman," is compelling since arguing legal issues requires ad nauseum debate to the point of excruciating insanity. In the courtroom, that's a good thing. Not so much when you're at home and just want to sit down with a beer and watch the game.

While the ad might be compelling one one level, what does it say about the men, if any, who work for the firm? Surely, they must be good lawyers as well or they would have been booted out the door long ago.

On another level, maybe an all-female law firm is a very good thing. After all, while men are always out to "win," women are much more predisposed to discussion and compromise. And compromise plays a very significant role in settling legal issues.

Apparently the Schroder, Joseph Associates, LLC approach to law is a sound one. The firm claims to handle work for five of the top ten Fortune 500 companies.

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by Steve Hall    May-30-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Creative Commentary, Opinion, Trends and Culture   

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great. next they'll sell us on female surgeons because they actually sew better.

Posted by: blipp on May 30, 2008 1:33 PM

I think you're reading a bit more into this than was intended. I don't think it says women are better at law than men. Why can't women be good at something without it being a direct smack in the face of male talent? Someone needs to learn to share.

Posted by: Eliana on June 2, 2008 5:02 PM

I think you're reading a bit more into this than was intended. I don't think it says women are better at law than men. Why can't women be good at something without it being a direct smack in the face of male talent? Someone needs to learn to share.

Posted by: Eliana on June 2, 2008 5:03 PM

I think you're reading a bit more into this than was intended. I don't think it says women are better at law than men. Why can't women be good at something without it being a direct smack in the face of male talent? Someone needs to learn to share.

Posted by: Eliana on June 2, 2008 5:03 PM

verynice print ad!

grabs you by the eyeballs with
an elegant five word question in a soothing color palate! The smiles in the thumbnails lock this ad into the BUTTA category.

btw- corporations like CitiBank are required to work with woman owned businesses.
Thanks for the post.;)

Posted by: arthur barbato on June 3, 2008 10:45 AM

Eliana, the point of the ad is to differentiate ability based on gender. Since they're part of an all-woman firm, do you think that they are trying to convey equality based on gender (all the while making it an issue) or something else that may lead to them to attract more business?

Your weak "touchy-feely" argument is exactly why you should never be a lawyer or, in the alternate, aspire to become a lawyer.

Posted by: tls on June 6, 2008 3:37 PM

Now, onto this brilliant "common"tary:

"Ever notice how women, when in conflict with another, or with a man for that matter, discuss the issue at great length until every last feeling is expressed? Ever notice how men, when in conflict with another (but not a woman), just punch each other, offer up a fist bump or brush it off with a 'no worries, dude?' Though some might debate the point, that's not sexist. It's just a natural difference in the way men and women deal with confrontation and disagreement."

You realize that we are talking about lawyers and not a group of ad executives, right?

Ever notice that men hate arguing with women because women aren't burdened by the need for logic? This, of course, isn't surprising because women are under the false impression that they are "entitled" to their overwrought and often inappropriate emotions and that it's everyone else's job to indulge them. Ever notice that men believe that how someone feels about their contract dispute is of little consequence compared to the facts of the case and that the legal system is designed to be adversarial?

Now, according to you, those disparaging remarks about women I just wrote aren't sexist, just a natural difference in the way men and women deal with confrontation and disagreement.

However, the truth of the matter is that your statements and those made above are completely unsophisticated, un-nuanced, and ignorant generalizations that burden men with so-called "jock" mentality and women with their "inner Oprah."

While stereotypes have their place in making sense of the world (we are all predjudiced by our own expereiences), overly broad and often patently false stereotypes like your statements or those made above are a disservice to everyone regardless of gender.

Posted by: tls on June 6, 2008 4:06 PM





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