Start with a citation of the witches' equivocation of "fair is foul, foul is fair," remarking on how this paradox directs the play. For, this paradoxical phrase is the underpinning of all the action of the play as dissembling exists in not only the witches and their predictions, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, but also in Malcolm,who tests the loyalty of Macduff before declaring himself the one who will lead Scotland. (See the excellent suggestions in the second post.) Certainly, on the part of Macbeth and his wife, things are not always what they seem, either as Macbeth is seduced by the preternatural world and his "vaulting ambition," and Lady Macbeth is proved false by her conscience.
As a feminist cultural critic, I found the eagerness with which Sandberg was viciously attacked disheartening. These critiques seem to emerge from misplaced rage not based solely on contempt for her ideas, but a rage bordering on envy. The powerful white male-dominated mass media was giving her and those ideas so much attention. There was no in-depth discussion of why this was the case. In the book Sandberg reminds readers that, “men still run the world.” However, she does not discuss white male supremacy. Or the extent to which globalization has changed the makeup of corporate elites. In Mark Mizruchi’s book The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite, he describes a corporate world that is made up of a “more diverse crowd,” one that is no longer white and male “blue chip dudes.” He highlights several examples: “The CEO of Coca-Cola is Muhtar Kent, who was born in the United States but raised in Turkey; PepsiCo is run by Indra Nooyi, an Indian woman who came to America in her twenties. Burger King’s CEO is Brazilian, Chryslers’s CEO is Italian, and Morgan Stanley’s CEO is Australian. Forget about influencing policy; many of today’s leading US CEO’s can’t even vote here.” Perhaps, even in the corporate world, imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy is ready to accept as many white women as necessary to ensure white dominance. Race is certainly an invisible category in Sandberg’s corporate fantasy world.