The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Meet the Omega Male, a man in masculinity crisis, a product of our generation as he fears to compete with power women. The Omega Male has been misinformed his entire life. His mother always told him he would do great in the future. However, now that the future is here, he finds himself a failure. Not capable of keeping a job, let alone a relationship. Laid back, but with the back bone of a garden hose. You will not be crossing any stormy weather with this leaking basket. Think senior paralegal or Zoolander. ~ ZoZuidas (described as three Dutch city girls who are M&A lawyers and bankers) writing for Here Is The City declare that senior paralegals are losers and have the “back bone of a garden hose.”
Maybe ZoZuidas is also Dutch slang for “mean girls”?
This is pretty mean, especially coming from a group of women that purports to include lawyers, albeit ones whose billables are “declining” and who indulge in “all day Facebook marathons” in order to appear busy. (It sounds like their forthcoming book, How to Survive the Zuidas, might be a must-read for anyone working for them.)
Plus, they got it all wrong. A great senior paralegal would be their fourth male prototype, the one who “will go out of his way to meet his responsibilities.”
Source: Here Is The City