“Act like a man, get called a bitch.” That’s the funny and sad line that introduces a hilarious–and potent–video from some women at the Columbia Business School. The video sends up painful stereotypes about women in business–and it’s way more punch out than lean in. Men act tough in negotiations, they get all kinds of respect. Women stand their ground? They get called a — well, you know what they get called. Seems so antiquated, but it remains true, even in the world these sharp funny self-aware soon-to-be-powerful young women will enter after graduating from the Ivy League. Watch it and don’t think afterwards bravo? You might be the one with the problem.
Some of the “Bitch in Business” is subtle, other parts less so–like this line: “I don’t have a d–k but that doesn’t make me a fool.” Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” provides the music. Trainor’s tune sure is ripe to borrow. NASA interns had a blast with it last week singing about space exploration. But even they may not fly as far as the biz school whizzes in the video, which they call “a love letter to all the badass bitches who aren’t afraid to be themselves in the business world #BiB”