Moral Dilemma




Mrs.Elizabeth Taylor considered the two choices before her and let out asigh. The unexpected demise of Mr. Briggs has left a vacant post inthe operation department. Miss. Baylor an ambitious woman who joinedthe firm five years ago also her mentee is in line for the positionwhile James Mien is up for it too. The two are at par in terms ofqualifications each has the requisite academic papers plus theexperience to match. The promotion panel has forwarded the matter toher to make the final decision. James Mien despite being a colleagueat the workplace he is also a friend of Mrs. Taylor. The decision isnot easy to make because both a right while if she appoints Mr. Mien,Mrs. Taylor will appear as against Miss. Baylor in the femaleemployees by exhibiting ‘Queen Bee syndrome`. This will result inignoring her mentee, however by appointing Miss. Baylor she willlose a friend who helped her in a little matter in the firm, twoyears back, which would have cost her to be fired. The depth of theloyalty of Mr. Mien versus the pinnacle of the pedestal the femaleemployees have placed her, as the first woman to occupy the ManagingDirector position in the firm fifty years period is great. Sheconsidered the situation with nuance. Is that the time to express herfeminism as a means of ending sexist oppression or will that oneaction undermine the future feminist struggles, wiping out its mainlong-range impact?

Thesolution to this dilemma ought to be addressed by“Aristotelian-feminist&quot analysis. Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor needsto recognize her status as the lead female employee in the firmexistence of fifty years. The best a female in a high-rankingposition before her achieved was the assistant to a head of adepartment. In Aristotelian-feminist, analysis there is a majorityunderstanding that Aristotle is the genesis of modern sexist ideasthat are perpetuated by a masculine policy in the firm. In onestroke, she will be evening the score by making the analysis herprism of the considering the situation. Mrs. Taylor will labelherself as a feminist although currently feminism has no precisesignificance and many female are reluctant to be one. The acceptanceof her being a feminist will cloak her with an individual woman rightto apply her personal freedom as a Managing Director. The previoussteps taken have placed her in a position to bequeath to the nextgeneration of female employees the next high-ranking female employee.This position when she appoints Miss. Baylor will cement her positionas a driver of change in the firm proving Aristotelian-feminist,analysis externals needs to be fulfilled by that promotion thereforeMiss. Baylor receives a raise in salary. The promotion is among themany steps of diversity and inclusion of the females in the firm. Heremotions also play a part in decision-making so she out to be in tunewith herself in all aspects, therefore, how she feels is not a threat(Freeland, 2010 p. 182).

Thestrengths of this decision addressed in this manner are many as wellas varied. The appointment of Miss Baylor will enable the firm toexpress that it has a diversity initiative that includes the formallyexcluded group. Diversity without inclusion is never the whole thingbut as now another female is in a position that has real authoritywill result in all employees working with the knowledge that it isrewarded. The mentor, mentee program will gain credence because it isnot lost to all that Miss. Baylor is Mrs. Taylor mentee. The weaknessof this decision is that it may portray Mrs. Taylor as a feministhence demoralizing the male employees. The relationship with JamesMien will be irrevocably destroyed since the sense of betrayal willbe taken keenly.


Freeland,C. A. (Ed.). (2010). Feministinterpretations of Aristotle.Penn State Press.