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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: I would be surprised if the next president of the United States is not a women.
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      Jul 8 2013: Great time to get into the shoe making department. I'd like to sell her at least one exotic pair of shoes of painted recycled bubble gum multi-color but one color dominate (light blue) for a touch of class without being boring with it. I'm looking for a partner, any luck here? :) We could say it's made from a very rare rubber tree/grass found in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, "the ocean's palm tree". 10 men have lost their lives trying to get to the depths where they have been found. You can't get these shoes from anyone but me today. No one else sells them. I bet I could make her happy. :)

      I will make the next pair light green for she will NEED to not ever wear the same pair twice in public speakings as the light blue one's get tossed aside in the bottomless pit of her galactic whitehouse closet :)

      She will become bored then I will have to come up with something more to make her happy about her shoes. :) Diamond embedded in the recycled bubble gum, yeah?
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      Jul 8 2013: Do you think Condelessa Rice will run?

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