January 12th, 2014
Dear Microsoft -
Didn’t realize there was only one glass ceiling and that relegating a woman to Fed Chair, instead of Secretary of State was considered shattering it.
Multiple glass ceilings exist… and, we’ve only merely splintered it. When Congress and the Judicial System and the History of Oval Office seat holders are represented by 51% women, as we’re represented demographically and includes multiple women of colour (legislatively and judicially occurring at the same time), only then will that glass ceiling be shattered.
Appreciate the message, but it’s a start… not a finish line.
It’s possible, but demanding that we have a specific number of women to consider the abstract glass ceiling “shattered” is just stupid. Besides, you should look at how many women are actually striving to climb the ladder that far (not how many women exist) before deciding what percentage of women should be there.
Make it so that someone’s sex doesn’t hinder them in politics. However, don’t try to make anyone be voted for solely based on their gender.
Because men have NEVER been voted for just because of their gender or never tried to insinuate that because they’re men they’re just naturally better in “leadership” roles and can handle power because they’re “not emotional”.
Last time I looked, asking for positions of leadership in all three sectors of our government to reflect the natural demographics of the American people is not asking for women to be voted for just because they’re women.
What you’re trying to say is that there aren’t enough women that could be considered for positions of power while singularly not considering the fact that women are still NOT told that they CAN be leaders, who still face monumental challenges because they ARE women. Need we look any further than the BS that Marissa Mayer faces as Yahoo’s CEO faces that other CEOs don’t? Decisions she makes that male CEOs are not? The comments obvious: we look for how a woman fails instead of looking for ways she succeeds. Any decision she makes is to be questioned, because she can’t possibly use logic instead of emotions.
it’s bullshit to say women are not seeking to climb the ladder. BULLSHIT. Women want to have roles in business, education, they want to lead. They are not given the power, the authority to do so, for a variety of reasons that all seem to do with the arbitrariness of “because she’s a woman”.
Until women are not voted against or championed against because they are women, we will not have equality… and until then, feminism is a necessity. So you can be against it all you want, but it’s here to stay.