@SterioDesign I agree with you. It’s like there’s malice from even the way she presented the question. Like “I hope you know, you’re failing by not having this, so why don’t you.”
It’s no secret how seriously I take mental health, but we have a literal team of people from different backgrounds to implement improved processes within my organization. It didn’t require a backhanded insult in the form of a question.
another aspect of this situation that makes me firmly believe she is the problem and not anyone else were her own comments to the reporter (and I guess an extent that relationship with said reporter). If any of us go give a presentation, and we come out saying wow that didn’t feel great, odds are we’ll ask a colleague “i hope I didn’t sound like an idiot.” Odds are we’re not asking someone else to write an article to make us “not sound like an idiot.” Joking or not there’s already some level of self awareness that her message is getting lost to the organization and she is well aware she isn’t sounding smart. She’s also a member of a professional organization with a close relationship with at least one reporter, which next it isn’t hard to fathom she’s probably giving information out she shouldn’t be, or at least the perception is there, yet she has zero awareness of that and blames a woman-hating female AGM.