We know there is a strong predictive link between people who commit domestic violence and those who commit mass shootings. We have all read that not only was Jeffrey Epstein a convicted pedophile and sex trafficker, but increasingly his finances are coming under question, with allegations of misappropriation of funds.
But last week, Bloomberg published a study that showed that CEOs who cheat on their partners are more likely to cheat at work as well.The study came about because of the Ashley Madison data breach back in 2015. Here’s what Bloomberg wrote:
“Researchers examined four groups of users specifically — a total of 11,000 brokers, corporate executives, white-collar criminals and police officers. Cross-checking against public records, they found that those Ashley Madison customers generally were more than twice as likely to have violated professional codes of conduct compared with a control group, according to authors John Griffin, Samuel Kruger and Gonzalo Maturana.
‘Our study indicates cheating in one context carries over to cheating in others,’ said Griffin, who has a specialty investigating Wall Street misconduct. ‘We’re not trying to debate ethics or lecture people. All we’re doing is examining the data and the data is fairly strong.’”
I’m examining the data, and I am lecturing you and debating ethics. I am a woman and we are good at multitasking. It’s like I long said as a journalist covering Uber: How did investors think they could fund someone explicitly because they liked to break laws and then be shocked when they were also breaking laws in the ways they allegedly went after critics, discriminated against women, and stole billions in trade secrets?
Just as the struggles of being a working woman don’t stop at work, the consequences of toxic masculinity aren’t confined to personal relationships.
Today’s new questions on Chairman Mom:
- My friend is abusive to her husband. What do I do?
- What’s your advice for helping a friend who has bad taste in romantic partners and asks your opinion?
- How do we as a society open up and talk about money?