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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 8 2013: Do we need CHANGE? Yes? Than..

    Let the women take charge and experience the change.

    I expect many changes , will mention only two to begin with.

    There may be no God or may be a female God.

    Old religions where freedom of women is restricted will be wiped out or modified drastically.
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      Jul 8 2013: Speaking of old religions:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhK283aJBK4

      Enjoy :)

      It can add to the conversation.

      Best wishes.
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        Jul 8 2013: Anna i saw the video but i could not get it ? pl explain.
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          Jul 8 2013: Thanks, Adesh.

          You mentioned old religions. In the video, there are people wondering what the meaning of Stonehenge is. When I was a child I visited a lot of similar circles as the Stonehenge, locally. My mother and father took me there and told me about all the world's religions.

          It is about balance and equilibrium. It can be argued that such circles and people who built them were trying to tell us that. Equilibrium between genders, and this is what the conversation is all about.

          I promise not to ramble about the Pi and infinity.

          Best wishes.

          The equilibrium and balance in the video is somewhat broken, but it shows some interesting points - cultural differences, problems concerning communication, greed but also - that it can work well!

          I live in a different country than you - different cultures, different traditions - but let us talk :)

          Best wishes again :)

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