Bringing our own seats to the table

There are those days in the corporate calendar, circled to ensure that high level corporate establishments and institutions go all out to show off their ‘support’ for a cause and communicate their public stance on it.

The reality is that the support is often clearly a theatrical performance than it is an actual position by which one can stand. It is often peppered by the high tea events, or panel discussions which lead absolutely no where, and are intended merely for photo opportunities as a part of a “communications strategy” to which will be reported merely as a tick box as there is often no real impact that these events have on the actual causes surrounding the cause. So following the tea party, the success is often measured by who attended, how many of the who’s who attended, what they wore and who organised it.

Occasionally, there will be a donation to an organisation which works on gendered issues, but one which does not align itself strongly with any political issues. Of course, the corporates and politics are indivisible from each other. So corporates would not want to tarnish their image by associating themselves with organisations which take actual positions against abuse of power positions by politicians in any way.

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