Given Patricia Arquette’s cock up last night at the Oscars, this piece is especially timely. More on that later. But the article on which this video is based blew me away. Even after I thought about it and prepped for it and talked it out, Ladan and I were both like, huh? It makes no sense. No reasonable woman would voluntarily short herself financially – especially one who has the savvy and the gumption to run her own business. If she does, she has some other issues to deal with that have nothing to do with diversity or gender/pay inequality. Risk aversion, job satisfaction, odd ideas about money aside, women need money. Money is not a bad thing. Living well costs. Period.