I have long joked that things would be a lot different when I’m King of the World.
Public places would have more “rest” facilities for women since the lines are always so much longer than for the guys.
Men would be required to do half of the child care for their own kids and every employer would have on-site day-care facilities.
I do believe there is plenty of truth to the argument that loads of things would be better if women ruled the world.
Dee Dee Myers has beaten me to the punch in bringing this discussion to the main stream media.
Myers, the former press secretary to President Clinton, ponders in her new book, Why Women Should Rule the World, an obvious question — just why aren’t there more women in charge of things given the demographics:
Women make up half of law school graduates and roughly a third of all lawyers. But they account for only 15 percent of partners in law firms or federal judges, and 10 percent of law school deans or general counsels at Fortune 500 companies. Women make up nearly half of medical school graduates — but only a quarter of doctors and 10 percent of the deans of medical schools. They are 20 percent of university presidents, but still woefully underrepresented in tenure-track teaching positions, especially in math, science, and engineering. How would a giant increase in the number of women at all levels change law, medicine, and academia?
Yeah, I’ve been wondering that for a long time, too.
We might have a chance to see how that works if Hillary Clinton can overcome the current political situation and move back into the White House in January.
While I’ve made no secret that I cast my ballot for her in my state’s primary election, it’s not a woman president that’s going to get us started down the road to world domination. Things have to start changing in our neighborhoods and our workplaces before our country is ready for a woman to take the helm.
If we can’t even get our society, especially so many employers, to see the importance of having more women lead law firms, head up universities and hospitals, and run businesses, how can we get one controversial “girl” to be in charge of Air Force One?
I’m ready to start trying to convince the guys that I’ve got more to talk about than school pick-up and playdates, how about you?