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I think it's intended to be a reference to "The boy's guide to usefulness" and similar 19th century books for boys.

But I agree with your underlying point. At best the title is careless and lends itself to misinterpretation.

(Worth noting, perhaps, that the linked paper was published in 2002. I wonder if the author would have thought twice in 2019?)

I doubt the author would use the title today, but still, if we don't call this kind of stuff out for what it is, it just keeps happening.

vcf, it is what it is ... the interpretations, judgments and your subsequent reactions however are, as you are keen to explain intended to get others to censor value creators (the pdf, not the industry). its probably you that should be happy for free speech more than he.

That is obviously false, nobody tried to censor the creator. People have just pointed out that the title is inappropriate, which it obviously is.

It implicitly conveys the message that women don't belong in Finance. I don't see how anyone could attempt at denying that or try to defend it.

I should be happy for free speech, what does that even mean LOL?

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