I suppose I should write about something interesting… Hmmm. Well guess what just got announced today. Just in time to provide me with sexist material when I was experiencing writer’s block.
Carly Fiorina got the boot. Yup. That’s right. Canned. Fired. Removed. The board of directors at Hewlett Packard are giving her “remote career planningÂ®” assistance. (Remote Career Planning is a registered trademark owned by my dad).
Why, you ask, is this important? Well you see, Carly was the only female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The only female CEO of a company in the DOW industrial average. She was the most powerful woman in business. Now she’s the most powerful woman in the unemployment line.
This is important to me, because I’ve long contended that women don’t have the cahones (haha) to run a big company. And I say that without a shred of discrimination. Let me explain.
Women have just as much brainpower as men. Just as much education. The same God-given abilities (if you ignore the obvious physical differences). So what would lead me to say women can’t hack it in a job like Carly got booted from?
Women are under the mistaken impression that in order to be successful at that level, they need to be more manly than the average… well, man. They cuss louder, bark more often, tell more dirty jokes… Of course I’m generalizing, but this concept is floating around out there.
There are two things in a business setting that men don’t respect. 1) People that let emotion influence business decisions. 2) Women that act like men.
There’s a problem there, if you’re paying attention. In general, women tend to allow emotions, at least to some extent, to influence their decisions. Women that are purely logical and emotionless, however, are considered raging beeotches. So it’s a bit of a puzzle for all you chicks out there.
Another puzzle for the chicks, is that in order to be a CEO, you have to be perfectly willing to have everyone in the organization hate your guts. In fact, you must revel in it. It’s your birthright as CEO. A lot of women don’t like the idea of being hated. Here I am generalizing again… but honestly, a man with a very dominate personality is usually to full of himself to bother taking it personally when people hate him. However, dominating women just get plain hateful when people don’t like them an cowtow to them.
I’m not going to draw any conclusions here. If you want to believe that the reason there are no female CEO’s in Fortune 500 companies is that men are discriminating pigs, that’s your right as a free-thinking American. If you want to believe that there are legitimate differences in the way men and women think and make decisions, thus leading to the fact that women are not in those jobs, that’s your right, too.
So tell me what you think.