Gillette’s campaign exemplifies a new type of corporate political activism where corporations and their chief executives publicly back progressive social and political causes.
There is more to the resurgence of cultural and gender politics in Australia than the playing out democratic differences. There is also the acting out of white male privilege in a democracy fast turning to tyranny.
Do CEOs really add so much to a company that they deserve these gargantuan salaries? Rhodes argues that the level of CEO pay reflects an elitist corporate culture of privilege and entitlement, dominated by middle-aged white men whose singular responsibility for corporate success is hugely overstated at best.