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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: Actually, corporations, religions and the military run things, not women or men.
    Unfortunately they are now run by men only, and when women are excluded, balance goes out the window.
    This can lead to stupid decisions, like drug makers selling drugs they know are killing people who take them. Hopefully women are less likely to think their own paychecks are more important than the lives of their customers. We can't be sure until a lot more women are CEOs and board members.
    Many American, male dominated religions gleefully look forward to Armageddon so that everyone who disagrees with them will suffer horribly, while they expect to be "saved". Not very christian, are they?
    Believing the world is about to end is the world's greatest excuse not to clean up the planet, fight climate change, or feed children healthy meals. Would this be different if women were equal in religions?
    Inducting/allowing women into high positions in religion, politics and business might bring huge improvements. We won't know until sometime after they get past the glass ceilings that are still rigidly in place.
    FYI: Until relatively recently women handled the money in most families. Men brought their wives or mothers their paychecks and were given pocket money. Women paid the bills and bought groceries and clothes as needed. Most people never had investments of any kind.
    It was in aristocratic families that men controlled virtually all money, property, and women. In the 1960s a woman could not buy a house without a man and could not get credit based on her own earnings or holdings.
    Women used to be equal to men. The head of religious life in Greece was the oracle at Delphi, a woman. Male and female gods ran the cosmos. Male god only religions have driven women into subservience, often murdering them for not converting.
    Gee, some religions do that today. Are women safe running things?
    Are men through killing uppity women?
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      Jul 8 2013: A fair and balanced argument on a derisive question.
      However, my experience has been that women in the highest positions are as cruel and vindictive as any man.
      I give you .... Margret Thacher... The Iron Lady. The story goes that Gorbachev tore down the wall because of her, not Regan...
      Most male board member won't vote for women as CEOs because they are afraid....

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