awesome, now the women can pay for and make me a sandwich
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Nah- I don't buy it. We need men as much as they need us. We provide balance for each other, and it's Nature's way to always seek balance.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
I am glad that women are making progress, but the article in its entirely leaves out a few key pieces of information. One is that the U.S. is moving towards a service based economy, which means barriers to entry are mostly education and not physical ability. Men still occupy most of the positions in the physical labor force and the types of jobs that no one wants to do. The service industry created a culture of more cushy desk jobs and administrative work. Corporate offices are staffed largely by women, especially at the lower levels, while upper management are still mostly men.
I want to see their source for the claim that most managers are now women because I find that hard to believe.
Last edited by Orion; 06-22-10 at 11:13 AM.
Reminds me of an article in US News and Reports a few years ago. Claimed the only thing males led the country in was crime and playing video games. I had a lot of fun with that article in class. But the point is little is stopping men but themselves. If they shrink and become domestic goddesses, so be it.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Every so often, these silly feminist articles pop up in the news. There never will be an end to men. It's a feminist pipe dream, and quite childish at that. BTW, with all the hoopla about jobs shipped overseas, the US is still the biggest manufacturing country in the world. It's not China yet, for all you wishful lefties.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)