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Women will soon be in charge

In 2009, statistical data shows that there were more females than males in the US. In 2012, more females were attending college and graduating than males. Divorce rate in US has remained constant at 50% and the overall birth rate is declining among Caucasians, it is increasing among Hispanics and Blacks and Asians. More females are entering the workplace than males according to the latest demographics from the US Census.

While there might be a general consensus among married males that they control all aspects of the family, it is oftentimes the opposite with the female controlling the budget and all purchases and decisions that the family makes which was just the opposite in my parent's generation.

Only women can give birth which seems a little too simplistic but artificial insemination techniques can be used to control whether or not the baby is male or female. And, while we are not at that stage in our development yet, there is a possibility that it could one day be the norm.

Throughout my 40 year career, I have worked for both female as well as male bosses, and I much prefer working for females. Why? Females do not take their position for granted. Females do not cut corners but are very thorough in all that they do. Females manage their time better because in addition to working they also must manage a household, whereas males tend to play golf and drink and watch TV after their workday is done.

There are also exceptions to my comments and right now there are more males in controlling positions than females, but the tide is slowing changing and soon the reverse will be true. This is especially true by the fact that more females are graduating from college than males...

Males will continue to have a dominate place in sports, movies, music, and the military where a college degree is oftentimes not required. But, in the business world, our lives are about to be fundamentally changed.

So, here's my question: Is this good or bad or are you neutral?

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    Jul 6 2013: I agree, I recently did a essay on what I was proud of and i chose being a women. In this day of age we are passing men b and kicking ass if you ask me.
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      Jul 6 2013: As an alternative to "passing us by and kicking ass" how about pulling alongside us men and we can work together?
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        Jul 6 2013: haha ok! I was generalizing, there are men out there that take it for granted that they have been number 1 for so many years. I respect the men that want them equal just not the men that are full of themselves and would rather be #1 forever and think it was made that way. Women are strong people (only some) but the women who are have such potential and I feel that the world is finally seeing that
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        Jul 7 2013: There is nothing wrong with pulling alongside, if males can keep up... Over my 20+ years in the college classroom, women are generally more interested in knowledge, more creative, and think more outside the box than males... I wish it were not so, but it is, at least for me... But, my size could be too small to matter...
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      Jul 6 2013: I think you are correct here because females want it more than males. Many males, unfortunately, take their positions for granted because it has always been that way. The same can be said of the rest of the world as compared to the US as a whole. Globally, both women and men from all cultures are taking jobs away from Americans because their desire to have those jobs is greater than our desire to keep those jobs.
      While inside that change, women are taking jobs away from males, within the US as well as overseas.

      As a College Professor for the last 20 years, my best students have been females as opposed to males. Females write better papers. They do not try to interpret the criteria to make their assignments less difficult. They always attend class and typically sit in the front rows of the class and ask the most questions. All of my athletic males put forth the minimum to get by. Of my female students, the foreign students put forth more effort than my American students.

      I doubt very seriously that what I see is unique only to my employment.

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