Of course, because Mayer is female she will draw even more attention and, quite possibly, face a different type of scrutiny.Her baby -- the budding human who should be a constant reminder of new beginnings -- will trigger questions. Of course, it prompted them immediately. Did the Yahoo! board know? Will she be able to work through a pregnancy? Can she handle the stress and pressure of being a CEO Mom? Should Yahoo! have even hired her in the first place? Did the Board screw up again? Of course, if the Board effectively discriminated against a woman for having a life outside of work, only feminist organizations would have uttered a peep. And they would have been vilified as kooky liberals for doing so. Newsflash. None of this should matter. This is not Steve Jobs's cancer. While I cringed at the attention the media and Apple shareholders paid to it, I understood concerns over his ability to lead, the likelihood that he would lead again and succession. Death. It's practically the inverse of having a baby. The media has no business -- and serves no utility -- reporting on Mayer's pregnancy with anything but "We wish you a happy, problem-free experience and a healthy child. We hope he gets your looks." Anything else beyond that -- the scrutiny, the questions -- are little more than chauvinist insults directed at a woman so many deemed a CEO failure before her first day on the job. As if Marissa Mayer -- the public face of a company that quickly became of the world's iconic brands -- cannot manage the work-life balance. Forgive me for being presumptuous, but this is 2012. Marissa Mayer is 37. She, by all accounts, is incredibly progressive and savvy. I would guess that right after they placed her as Yahoo! CEO, Spencer Stuart began an all-out search for a nanny. (If a headhunter steals that idea, I will litigate). Interviews are likely already in progress. Or maybe Yahoo! has on-site day care. It's not unheard of in parts of the country where -- gasp -- people actually have open minds and attempt to accommodate the somewhat unfamiliar.