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If you have walked through a corporate office anytime in the past 20 years, you might have noticed that women are over-represented in the cubicle world. The breakdown may vary from department to department, but there are more women than men working office jobs. Sure, most large corporations will still have some sort of women’s empowerment group where the ladies can get together, pretend it is still 1960, and pat themselves on the back because they are true professionals and not just secretaries. Despite the numbers, we are still supposed to believe this is a big deal.
But what about outside the office? This year I have had to hire a plumber, a roofer, a painter, a carpenter, a landscaper, and a septic tank pumper for various jobs at my house and my mother’s vacation home. In each case, the workers who showed up to do those jobs were men. 100% of them. Now, maybe I just hire bigoted contractors? Could be, but I assure you none of them mentioned misogyny on their business cards.
Could it be that men and women have different interests and aptitudes? And perhaps, these differences are based in biology? Just spitballing here, but if women are complaining about not having enough CEO jobs, shouldn’t they also complain about how few of them have jobs emptying Porta-Potties? Equality is a two-way street.
Anyway, I got to go. The wife is out mowing the lawn and I don’t like the way she is doing the edging.Published in