Career Girl?


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Career Girl?
iconoclast

Wow… who uses that term anymore?

Sounded like something my grandfather would say. Like an opinion he would’ve had.

Such a shame. Apparently we women are the bum card in the whole equation. Logic goes something like this — good wife = barefoot and ignorant. bad wife = educated and self sufficient.

Okay, it just goes to show that this old saying still stands:

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought of half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” — Charlotte Whitton, former mayor of Ottawa, Canada

08-23-2006 05:46 PM

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Re: Career Girl?
Termi0n

iconoclast wrote:

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought of half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” — Charlotte Whitton, former mayor of Ottawa, Canada

Oh really? Go fight in Iraq, construct a building, and fix your own muffler. Then go ask Danica Patrick how many formula one races she’s won.

You girls get your cushy overpaid office jobs and act like your the queens of the world. Its ridiculous.

08-23-2006 06:20 PM

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Re: Career Girl?
iconoclast

So, I suppose you’re assuming that I’ve never fought in Iraq or constructed a building or repaired a muffler. You’re assuming I have a cushy office job.

One thing that I have had to do is learn to spell, which I would recommend you do as well.

Anyway, you’ve missed the point. The point is not whether men have more difficult jobs. The point is that men tend to get more credit and recognition in their jobs than women do. Women have to do their job twice as well as men in order to be considered half as good. Men get the slap on the back and the kudos from the executives and the higher pay, even though women may be working harder and producing more.

08-23-2006 06:34 PM

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Re: Career Girl?
Termi0n

iconoclast wrote:

So, I suppose you’re assuming that I’ve never fought in Iraq or constructed a building or repaired a muffler. You’re assuming I have a cushy office job.One thing that I have had to do is learn to spell, which I would recommend you do as well.

Anyway, you’ve missed the point. The point is not whether men have more difficult jobs. The point is that men tend to get more credit and recognition in their jobs than women do. Women have to do their job twice as well as men in order to be considered half as good. Men get the slap on the back and the kudos from the executives and the higher pay, even though women may be working harder and producing more.

Men tend to get more credit and recognition because THEY DO A BETTER JOB than most women do. Not to mention the fact that they work more hours than women. It’s not discrimination. Men are naturally better workers than women. Thats why they make more money and get more pats on the back.

08-23-2006 06:55 PM

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Re: Career Girl?
iconoclast

Hmmm — I’d certainly like to work where you do because I just don’t have the luxury of male co-workers who have gung-ho, positive, work-hard attitudes. They’re the ones sitting in other offices with their feet propped up talking about golf.

I’m the one who works late. I’m the one who innovates and streamlines and provides concise reporting. I’m the one who has to teach the men how to perform the job in a straightforward, direct fashion. They’re used to talk-talk-talking and meet-meet-meeting. I’m the one who produces and they want to take credit for my work.

Send me an application. I’d be interested to meet all of these hard-working men who do a better job than I do. I have probably met a total of two in the twenty years I’ve been working. They’re like four-leaf clovers. Very rare.

08-23-2006 07:11 PM

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Re: Career Girl?
Anti_Feminist

That’s interesting, as a security officer I’ve worked hundreds of work sites and it’s always the men who perform, just where is it you work anyway? Just the types of work you do will be fine no need to be too specific. I just want to know what type of industry can get by when it hires and rewards lazy unproductive staff over active productive ones.

08-23-2006 07:33 PM

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Re: Career Girl?
Teflon

“Okay, it just goes to show that this old saying still stands:”Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought of half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” — Charlotte Whitton, former mayor of Ottawa, Canada”

Misandrist statements like that only serve to reveal to the world the full extent of your sexism.

08-24-2006 06:14 AM

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