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Your views don't reflect reality. 18 out of 500 Fortune 500 CEO's are women. Women are over represented in lower level jobs and under represented in higher level jobs.
How very noble, trying to stop someone from expressing his views about a topic and then continuing to talk about that topic yourself.
Men outnumber women in CEO positions because they place more emphasis on their careers, whilst women place more emphasis on childrearing.
You aren't making much sense here. This topic is actually about gender, unlike all the other topics you drag into a discussion of gender.
I really doubt that many women are more concerned with child rearing than with their careers.
Well I do not share your doubts. In almost all couples that I know, say 19 out of 20, women take a greater share of childrearing.
Most women do not prioritize making money in life to the same extent as men, and are drawn to other careers rather than CEOs
I'm sure most nurseries have a very low percentage of male workers, but that does not necessarily mean men are discriminated in those jobs.
The absence of equal outcomes does not mean discrimination.
Since the numbers I have been pointing out are US based, non-US observations probably aren't applicable. My obversation of couples here is quite different. Amongst my group of friends, a very high percentage of them don't have children yet. The two couples I know who do have children are evenly split. In one the man is actually a stay at home dad, and the other couple is the opposite. Most of these people are in the 35-40 age range.
At any rate, I think extrapolating such a narrow anecdotal sliver of the population onto the rest of the country or the world as you have done is a deeply flawed approach. General population statistics, which is what I have been using, are more reliable indicators.
"You know that's not going to happen any time soon, but didn't feminists try to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed several year ago? It got voted down though."
It's pretty amazing that a guy comes on here claiming that he is going to teach some history and then posts this. A little history:
ERA was passed by Congress in 1972. That's "several" if "several" can equal 40. It didn't get voted down; it got passed. It then went through a long process of trying to be ratified by the states. That failed though it was a little close.
Using the failure of ERA to say that this is evidence that men oppose equal rights for women is a corruption of history. ERA failed because it promised nothing for women instead only taking away privileges. The fact is that every Constitutional right is granted to both men and women to begin with so ERA would simply be used to deny women special governmental privileges for Social Security, military conscription, and so on. ERA failed because there was no substance to it and no benefit for women, not becuase people didn't think women should have equal rights.
You are right about not being ratified, but it would have allowed women to be drafted, which was a point I was making for ciljettu.
I have never once played the victim card. I work extremely hard and come up with as many good ideas as I can to help the company. I am constantly trying to increase my value to the company through furthering my education, taking on new tasks/projects, etc. I view it as a win/win.
However, that doesn't help when you haven't even started working for a company yet. This is an experience I had about ten years ago. I was interviewing for an accounting job at a small company with about five employees. The first interview was with the company's CPA. Part of the interview was a test of knowledge of accounting principles. I scored the highest of the applicants on the test.
The second interview was with the company owner. He told me that he decided not to hire me because I am a woman, and the last woman employee he had hadn't gotten along well with the other workers. He literally told me this straight out. I really think he wouldn't have interviewed me at all if I hadn't had a somewhat androgynous name.
I decided I was better off not working for such a person, and never did anything about it. I'm sure I am happier with the job I ended up landing anyway.
How often do you hear feminists fight for equal representation of women on the front line Conflagration? LOL ... maybe we should introduce women quotas for front line combat... seems to be the preferred solution nowadays.
Fininists DID try to get the ERA ratified. By the way, how much time have you spent on the front?
Although I have seen a few headlines about proposed female corporate quotas in the EU, I haven't seen any news of such proposals for the US. What countries are these corporate female quotas enforced in?
What a pathetic and irrelevant question.
I'll take that to mean none. You are the one who kept bringing up the front.
In relation to chess (to circle back to the original topic) if we are to believe google trends, the overall popularity of chess has been declining.
Due to people like Anand, it is becoming more popular in countries such as India, where there is still a wide gender equality gap.
It is becoming less popular in places like the US.
It is difficult to say what the outcome of these conflicting trends will be unless one had access to a lot of reliable data and to some pretty stout computer models.
Nah...I don't think you would adore the cigar-chomping, hairy arm pitted, tobacco spittle drooling mercenaries I'm getting to take Malta. These girls are like "ERA? Yeah, well they give me my equal rights when I got my boot on their throat".
You sound like a typical little chauvinistic pig. Associate women's rights with hair under their arms. I've heard that association many times before. Maybe I'm dumb, but I thought it was natural for hair to grow under every bodies arms. What does that have to do with rights?
I hate when men think might makes right and they refer to other men as wemon...if they are women, is that because you prefer to to $@r#w them? If so maybe that explains a lot... I'd like to see one of you tough guys come and knock on my door and try to put your foot on my throat...
It is difficult to say what the outcome of these conflicting trends will be unless one had access to a lot of reliable data and some pretty stout computer models.
There is no gender equality gap in India, only a more traditional interpretation of gender roles. Even in India, women enjoy greater longevity than men.
114th out of 155 countries ranked. Seems the data shows you are wrong.
I'm planning on invading Malta shortly. ciljettu will have his chance at the front if he wants. I think I'll just bring girls along because:
a) A bunch of girls should be able to take Malta
b) It will really honk him off.
Maybe I'll bring some armed cub scouts too.
Women Marines, "First to Fight."
The vision of @Ciljettu defending the Malta beaches from a squad of Amazon Marines and Armed Cub Scouts sounds like an epic battle.
Call out the Troops!
No @Joeyboy, I'm quick to pick up on the angels in your nature. Your Don Rickles humor is quite good. Very creative.
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