I’ve been known to make some weird connections in this blog, so if you’re wondering what’s with the title of this posting, read on.
Some years ago, my wife and I took a fabulous trip to Egypt. One of the many fascinating things and people we learned about was Hatshepsut, a Pharaoh who ruled Egypt from 1479 to 1458 BC, or thereabouts. She’s been called Queen Hatshepsut, but technically that’s not correct, because she was literally a Pharaoh – a title that our guides told us was an exclusively male title for which there was no female equivalent.
Hatshepsut is believed to have been a very successful leader, opening trade routes and creating a boom in the construction of many grand temples and so on – something one of our guides referred to as an “edifice complex.” However, after her death, her son, Pharaoh Tutmosis III, and possibly his son (to say nothing of the patriarchy) sought to eradicate her existence. Her name was removed from records and many of her statues and images were defaced or destroyed.
But enough ancient history. Continue Reading Why Is the SEC Like Pharaoh Tutmosis III?