Friday, February 18

Anything you can do, I can do better
Salon has an interesting bit o' commentary about the recent gender stereotyping by sexy, sassy Harvard President Lawrence Summers and the unfortunately coincidental ousting of HP's "high-glass" CEO, Carly Fiorina.

"I am part of the first generation to be told that girls can do anything boys can do. Yet the truth is, it's still hard for women to reach the top echelon of many professions. Nevertheless, I would rather tell young women to reach for the stars than give them messages that they might fail because of their genetic makeup.

"True equality will be achieved when women are allowed to fail just as men do, all the time. Former NOW president Patricia Ireland famously said that equality exists when an average woman moves up the career ladder at the same pace as an average man. Equality also exists when a female CEO loses her job for bad performance and it is treated the same way as a male CEO who loses his job for bad performance. We clearly still have a long way to go."

More gender news: Phil and his mechanically inclined penis finally fixed the washing machine, which was dripping water through the floor and into our kitchen light. Not safe. But it seems to have ceased leaking, at least for now.

And even more gender-based news: My dad wants to give me my grandmother's .32 stainless steel pistol. I asked Phil if he could imagine me with a gun, and he said I would probably just throw it at the attacker. Heh. Yeah, probably.


Blogger TVonthefritz said...

I want a mechnically-inclined penis.

Fri Feb 18, 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

See, that's the thing. They're supposed to be mechanically inclined thanks to genetics, according to hundreds of years of cultural bias and stereotypes. So if yours isn't, YOU'RE A FAILURE! Or you're gay. Hey, wait a minute. :)

Fri Feb 18, 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger phallicpen said...

Does the pistol have a pearl handle?

Fri Feb 18, 08:45:00 PM  

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