Gender Equality

 

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.

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  1. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Vance Richards: In each case, the workers who showed up to do those jobs were men. 100% of them.

    And You probably wouldn’t have paid no mind to it if it weren’t for the leftists bitching about “equality.” 

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  2. kedavis Inactive
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    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    Vance Richards: In each case, the workers who showed up to do those jobs were men. 100% of them.

    And You probably wouldn’t have paid no mind to it if it weren’t for the leftists bitching about “equality.”

    Isn’t it interesting that “bitching” is already a female type of reference?

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  3. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Progs no nothing about a two way street. Hell is a one lane, one way prog dream. Get on board or your a progress denier .

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  4. GrannyDude Member
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    I love men.

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  5. Gary McVey Contributor
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    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    I love men.

    And we reciprocate that sentiment!

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  6. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    I know a woman in manufacturing who is very adept at failing upward.  She has had three or four different positions in the last five years and I’m convinced she has managed to stay where she is right now because of the ‘rona and the company manufactures things like plastic containers for food service.   She keeps getting fired and then showing up at another company at a higher salary.  Apparently women in manufacturing are untouchable. 

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  7. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Did you ever stop to think that maybe the reason women don’t go into more “manly” fields is that they just don’t have the correct bra?  The U.S. Army, being the “woke” organization that it has come to be, clearly has the situation well in hand:

    https://www.armytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2022/08/03/the-army-is-working-on-a-tactical-bra/

    Interestingly enough, development of the new bra is being discussed in Soldier Touchpoints.  

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  8. kedavis Inactive
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    I know a woman in manufacturing who is very adept at failing upward. She has had three or four different positions in the last five years and I’m convinced she has managed to stay where she is right now because of the ‘rona and the company manufactures things like plastic containers for food service. She keeps getting fired and then showing up at another company at a higher salary. Apparently women in manufacturing are untouchable.

    If they’re untouchable, how does she keep getting fired?

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  9. Western Chauvinist Member
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    I started with a large corporate defense contractor based in Boston and with interests in the telephone side of things (ahem) fresh out of engineering school. The bias favoring women was evident even then in 1991, along with political correctness (which I credit as the evil step-parent of wokeism), and upspeak (dominating conversation by never ending a sentence) on the part of young women engineers. 

    Only one of my managers was male — the project manager, the system architect, my local lead — all women, even though some of them were part-time due to having babies (at least women were still having babies back then). I thought the men should sue for discrimination. 

    It’s always the prestige jobs, isn’t it? Women aren’t vying for positions as trash collectors, are they? BTW, my sister Trink says garbagemen are the vanguard of civilization. I tend to agree. 

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  10. kedavis Inactive
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    I started with a large corporate defense contractor based in Boston and with interests in the telephone side of things (ahem) fresh out of engineering school. The bias favoring women was evident even then in 1991, along with political correctness (which I credit as the evil step-parent of wokeism), and upspeak (dominating conversation by never ending a sentence) on the part of young women engineers.

    Only one of my managers was male — the project manager, the system architect, my local lead — all women, even though some of them were part-time due to having babies (at least women were still having babies back then). I thought the men should sue for discrimination.

    It’s always the prestige jobs, isn’t it? Women aren’t vying for positions as trash collectors, are they? BTW, my sister Trink says garbagemen are the vanguard of civilization. I tend to agree.

    Men who keep the sewer systems working might have a claim to that title.

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  11. Hoyacon Member
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    Now stop.  If you watch HGTV or the DIY Network (or, in my case, are made to watch), you would know that there are plenty of women— all of them pretty hot—wandering around wearing tool belts, bashing dry wall, and drilling holes.

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  12. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Now stop. If you watch HGTV or the DIY Network (or, in my case, are made to watch), you would know that there are plenty of women— all of them pretty hot—wandering around wearing tool belts, bashing dry wall, and drilling holes.

    You mean Homosexual and Gay TV? Those hot women are building homes for gay men, who must make up roughly 1/2 the population. What a world. 

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  13. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Great post.

    Is anyone surprised?  It’s been my impression since the 1980s that women and minorities claim systemic discrimination so that they can receive special privilege.

    There are some women and minorities who take a different approach.  Heather MacDonald, Amy Wax, Thomas Sowell, and Clarence Thomas are examples.

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  14. The Reticulator Member
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    Vance Richards: Anyway, I got to go. The wife is out mowing the lawn and I don’t like the way she is doing the edging. 

    How did it go? Do you like it now?  

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  15. Vance Richards Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Vance Richards: Anyway, I got to go. The wife is out mowing the lawn and I don’t like the way she is doing the edging.

    How did it go? Do you like it now?

    Much better. I had to text her instructions because it’s just too hot for me to go outside.

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  16. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    If they’re untouchable, how does she keep getting fired?

    Unpleasant demanding personality than can wear down subordinates and probably a good deal of difficulty in dealing with C-suite types.  But people want to have a woman in the upper echelons, so follow the bouncing ball.  I know her socially and don’t work with her–never would, regardless of the industry.  

    I’ve worked with two types of women in business, those would would gladly step on you to get where they think they should be and secure women who are happy when others succeed.  Nothing in between. 

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  17. JoelB Member
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    We need guys like these

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  18. Henry Castaigne Member
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    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    I love men.

    You love men and babies and G-d. I view creation as reeking with such suffering and iniquity that I think G-d should do a restart. 

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  19. Steven Seward Member
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    I just love this post!  I’m still laughing.  I reminds me of when Ted Kennedy was still alive and he was introducing a bill to make it easier for women to get into college.  Only thing was, women outnumbered men on college campuses by a margin of 3 to 2.  I think that still holds true today.

    By the way, my sister exemplifies the ideal put forth in that video.  She has worked as a construction worker, truck driver, and a prison guard/ teacher.   She’s not butch at all.  She has also held traditional female jobs like secretary, home decorator, cashier, waitress, airline stewardess, and hat-check girl.  Now she runs a business cleaning houses with a couple employees.

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  20. The Reticulator Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    I love men.

    You love men and babies and G-d. I view creation as reeking with such suffering and iniquity that I think G-d should do a restart.

    Some of the worst totalitarian utopias were brought about by people who didn’t think God did it right and that they needed to do a restart. 

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  21. Steven Seward Member
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    I can think of one specific area where women do the “dirty work” that most men do not like to do.  That would be healthcare workers who care for the severely disabled and sick.  That entails giving people baths, changing their diapers, emptying their urine jars and bed pans, wiping their butts (oh,the horror!), cleaning up bodily fluids in general, like vomit, mucus, and puss, etc… You gt the idea.  My wife sometimes fills in for part-time duty doing this kind of stuff when they are short-handed at her hospital.

    Changing baby diapers has to be in that ballpark also, but I think I’d pick that over adult care if I had a choice.

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  22. J Ro Member
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    Never seen: a female baggage handler loading or unloading commercial airliners. 

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  23. Henry Castaigne Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    I love men.

    You love men and babies and G-d. I view creation as reeking with such suffering and iniquity that I think G-d should do a restart.

    Some of the worst totalitarian utopias were brought about by people who didn’t think God did it right and that they needed to do a restart.

    Indeed. I am aware. But I resent the entirety of creation. But then again I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum

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  24. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    I love men.

    You love men and babies and G-d. I view creation as reeking with such suffering and iniquity that I think G-d should do a restart.

    He did that once. Another is scheduled. 

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  25. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    I love men.

    You love men and babies and G-d. I view creation as reeking with such suffering and iniquity that I think G-d should do a restart.

    Some of the worst totalitarian utopias were brought about by people who didn’t think God did it right and that they needed to do a restart.

    Exactly.  

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  26. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    J Ro (View Comment):

    Never seen: a female baggage handler loading or unloading commercial airliners.

    I have seen one. She was standing there watching the others work. 

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  27. Flicker Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    J Ro (View Comment):

    Never seen: a female baggage handler loading or unloading commercial airliners.

    I have seen one. She was standing there watching the others work.

    So then, those who can, do, and those who can’t, supervise.

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  28. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    J Ro (View Comment):

    Never seen: a female baggage handler loading or unloading commercial airliners.

    I have seen one. She was standing there watching the others work.

    So then, those who can, do, and those who can’t, supervise.

    Those who can’t supervise attend policy meetings. 

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  29. Miffed White Male Member
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    J Ro (View Comment):

    Never seen: a female baggage handler loading or unloading commercial airliners.

    I have seen one. She was standing there watching the others work.

    When I worked at Master Lock, most of the people working in the shipping department were middle-aged women.  

    Lifting and stacking boxes of locks all day – they were all pretty cut.

     

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  30. Full Size Tabby Member
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    I remember a variant of this point when “pay equity” (jobs that happened to be female dominant like secretary,  bookkeeper,  child care worker, etc. should be paid the same as the higher paying jobs that happened to be male dominant like truck mechanic, lineman, pipefitter, etc.) was a big deal a few years ago. Of course when advocates were asked, “well then why don’t the female secretaries become mechanics?” I’d get the answer,  “But they’d get dirty and the garages aren’t heated or air conditioned. ” Proving the jobs aren’t as comparable as the advocates wanted to claim. 

    Another point I didn’t hear in the video is that some huge percentage of on-the-job deaths are of men. Because men do the jobs that involve physical danger. 

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