This is one of those weeks that Sheryl Sandberg may be regretting tying the phrase “Lean In” so tightly to her personal brand.

If I’ve seen one “Lean Out” joke about Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg’s silence inside and outside their company amid the most damaging scandal its ever faced, I’ve seen eight million.

A more interesting observation today is whether or not gender is at play in the public and reporters continually asking where “Mark and Sheryl” are, versus just Zuckerberg...