I mean, seriously???

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12 Responses to Seriously?

  1. Neva Flores says:

    something is really wrong with this picture…………..

  2. Doesn’t say much for the evolutionary status of North America, does it? (I’m sure Canada would prove to be similar.)

    Plus, as shown on TedWomen – a recent conference, there are 18 women leading countries on this planet. And I can’t bring myself to say “only 18” because I feel so damned relieved there’s at least that many.

    Yep, we have not met parity- after all these years. What are we doing or not doing that has put us here?

  3. I’m pretty sad that I live in one of the crappier states. Good thing we’re thinking about moving!

    • PattiKen says:

      I hope your new home is one of the better ones. None of them is remotely fair, though. Maybe this is the place for my annual “Bah! Humbug!”

      Thanks for your visit and comment. i hope you come back. Happy holidays!

  4. Oh, paaa-leeeese! Don’t even get me started on this one. I’d write a post in a comment.

    Love ya’, Kiddo!

  5. 2zpoint says:

    The thing that changes the game is by doing your own thing. If more women started their own businesses the competitive salaries would have a completely different story. The old saying that my dad told me from the time that I was little is “Son…never play another man’s game.” I believe these words to hold true for women too. When men go into jobs they bring assets that are appealing…they reflect certain characteristics that other men see as valuable such as security and confidence that they will do what it takes to get the job done. Women often play by a different set of rules and they are trying to play a man’s game.Ex: Emotions play into the woman’s game …not saying it is a bad thing but men tend to believe that emotions show when something bothers someone and how to manipulate the emotional response needed.
    Women must invent their own games in order to be competitive. Keep in mind Patti… my favorite thing is to inspire people. Heehee!

    • PattiKen says:

      Your father was a wise man. As are you. Sadly, this is not as easy to overcome as it might seem. There are so many components involved, only a few of which have anything to do with the job at hand and one’s competence at doing it. Basically, I think much of it has to do with a centuries-late start. The day will come. Not in my lifetime, but it will come.

      • 2zpoint says:

        What is to stop a woman from going out and starting her own company? Nothing
        We are only limited by our imagination and the willingness to do what is necessary.
        You are thinking about this from the perspective that puts you in the man’s game. You are right women can do the job but, just like on the play ground, we all play by the rules of the person who owns the toy or we don’t get to play with the toy because the owner gets mad and stomps off back to their house with it when we don’t play by their rules. Time for women to get their own toys so that they can make their own rules is all I’m saying. Ask your self this what are you good at and what is your passion and work toward those while playing the man’s game and before long you’ll be the one making all the rules. Take care!

      • PattiKen says:

        You’re right, of course. There is nothing to stop a woman from starting her own business that isn’t also stopping a man from doing the same thing. And many do. But the real point is that she shouldn’t have to. She should have the same options as her male counterparts. If she wants to work in a male-dominated industry and is capable of doing the work, she should be able to. If she and a man are working in the same job at the same company doing the same work, she want and deserves to be paid the same wage. But, often, she is not. But you are also right that they will get there. It’s all about playing catch-up.

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