Good Morning Schlemiels,
If you logged on expecting the wisdom and life guidelines, the acumen if not gift from our very own Bagwan, you may be surprised by this week’s “Further truth and light.” He has seen personally the power women possess and is dismayed by today’s whining ‘helpless women’ unable to achieve success on a par with men. He has submitted this weeks “honest” assessment with a heavy heart expecting harsh rebuttal. Please feel free to reply using the comment link…but I think you’ll like it:
I get tired of all this talk about a “glass ceiling” that is supposedly keeping women from rising to the top of corporate America. The last company I worked for the highest paid employee was a women and that was for the simple reason that she was the most profitable employee in the firm. Women who work the same hours, make the same contributions and make the same sacrifices make the SAME as men.
The glass ceiling apologists offer statistics which show that women make 77% of what men make in what they describe as comparable positions. First off women are better in compromising positions and second there is no such thing as comparable positions for men and women. There is a long list of differences but I will start and stop with who spends 9 months bearing a child vs who spends 5 minutes conceiving one? There are always ways of twisting your interpretation of the stats but the real reason that women are paid less is the same reason that the vast majority of convicts on death row are minorities – they get what they deserve.
Here’s what I don’t understand, if women are as capable as men then where is the female Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Steve Jobs? I suppose you can still come up with some of the same alibis about the odds being stacked against them but the odds are in the millions or billions to one against anyone doing what those guys did. Okay let’s just say it was a billion to one against Steve Jobs accomplishing what he did, do you really suppose the odds would be measurably different for a woman. The answer has to lie in the inherent difference between the sexes. The men’s record in the pole vault is over 20 feet while the women’s is more than 3 feet less – I suppose that’s because of a glass ceiling too.
I am glad someone brought up Steve Jobs because I just recently read something his widow has written. I don’t know her first name and there is no reason to look it up because the “Widow Jobs” will do just fine. I am unaware of her accomplishments other than ensnaring this weirdo and now laying claim to all the billions he left behind. She is of course entitled to her opinions and with all her money her opinions have a loud voice. The opinion of hers that is giving me pause is her opinion of Hillary Clinton. It is not that she supports Hillary, I would expect nothing else. No what gets me is the absolute over the top, unsubstantiated and laughable language the Widow uses to try to make her point:
Jobs writes, “Hillary Clinton is not familiar. She is revolutionary. Not radical, but revolutionary: The distinction is crucial. She is one of America’s greatest modern creations. Her decades in our public life must not blind us to the fact that she represents new realities and possibilities. Indeed, those same decades have conferred upon her what newness usually lacks: judgment, and even wisdom.”
I have no idea what any of that means and my guess is that the Widow doesn’t either. Hillary is perfectly entitled to run for President and by modern standards even has the credentials to do so. She was a Senator for eight years, a Secretary of State for four and the wife of our most entertaining President for another eight.
The Widow Jobs gets her bully pulpit from her husband as does Hillary. Other than Oprah, I can’t think of a rich and powerful woman who doesn’t owe her power and wealth to a man. As an aside, Oprah owes hers to the weakness of women.
What women might expect to get from their husbands varies according to any number of factors. I was just watching an episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Mr. Darling is trying to convince his daughter Charlene not to leave her husband Dub (played by Bob Denver). I love his closing line: “How many other women you know that’s got a wood floor and a husband who hardly ever hits ’em?”
And to think Zuki calls me a misogynist!