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    (Original post by Richard_A_Garner)
    Why? As I asked, how is this optimal number derived? What if more woman do not want to become directors, or if companies find better candidates?



    I had assumed that the claim that Harriet Harman has proved herself a good MP was a joke.
    She certainly recieved a sizeable majority in her constituency.

    I think more women should be encouraged to work in the financial sector - currently, its overt male presence is discouraging many women from applying for such jobs. I cannot see why women would naturally not want to reach those senior positions.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    I assume you're referring to the presense of testosterone in males which renders them more prone to risk-taking and impulsive behaviour? Although this can have benefits when on the trading floor, it can also result in rash decisions which caused the current financial downturn.
    Yes, the financial downturn was caused solely by testosterone. Women also have testosterone incidentally.
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    (Original post by Don_Scott)
    Yes, when you want women to behave exactly like men (always working, not doing chores, being political leaders, not staying at home) and when you also think that there are almost no differences between men and women.

    You are a woman who wants to do the things men do and not the things women do. You also think that there are almost no differences between men and women.
    You think these should be exclusively male privileges? Why should they be denied to women, when women are as capable as men in every way?

    What 'things' do women do?
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    (Original post by moreiniho)
    Yes, the financial downturn was caused solely by testosterone. Women also have testosterone incidentally.
    I'm not saying it was.
    Women have it in lower levels.
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    I truly despise this irritating woman, I'd love her to shove her head up Prescott's arse. That feeling isn't sexism on my part, I have no problem with Thatcher or Widdecome, and I would gladly accept a deal where 50 more women enter parliament in exchange for getting Harman out.

    It makes me laugh that she's given up with fixing the credit crunch and is instead spending her last 10 months in the leading party on a one woman feminist tirade against men, imposing ridiculous laws like always having at least one woman in one of the top two jobs (is that democracy?), her sexism is blatantly obvious. I'm not all that convinced that it's harder for women to get into politics now, I think perhaps that fewer women want to do it? :dontknow: However, if I'm incorrect then I agree that it's wrong and it's a problem that needs fixing, but then, driving at 99mph is illegal too, isn't it Harriet? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    I'm not saying it was.
    Women have it in lower levels.
    Sure, but they're more susceptible to it. Besides, the theory linking it to aggressiveness is both overblown and outdated. In actuality, low levels of testosterone are seen to cause aggressiveness while normal levels are important for mental well-being.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    You think these should be exclusively male privileges? Why should they be denied to women, when women are as capable as men in every way?
    I don't think that they should be denied to women but they are not within the realm of women in our culture.


    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    What 'things' do women do?
    Raise children, learn, tend to the house etc.
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    Olivia, you certainly seem to feel very passionately about male/female equality and steadfastly believe that men are sh*tting on women. However, surely you can see men and women are going to do different things? For example, there are hordes more women nurses than male ones, is this not also a concern? Will you not be happy until we have a 50/50 split in every department? I'm curious to know whether there is anything, outside of the psyche, stopping women starting certain jobs? Other than rent boy of course :p:

    Or are you just wanting to reach a point when you can sh*t on men :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Of course there is need, indeed because there are no differences. Where is the equality in a male dominated Cabinet?
    Do you think women have less opportunity to secure professions in certain sectors such as finance and politics? If so, why? From my experience, women tend to prefer caring and emotionally rewarding professions whilst men tend to prefer powerful and financially rewarding professions. As a sweeping generalisation, there are (not always) psychological differences between the genders. Hence the disparity between average pay and the amount of females in finance or politics.
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    I abhor militant, neo-feminism.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    You think these should be exclusively male privileges? Why should they be denied to women, when women are as capable as men in every way?

    What 'things' do women do?
    I agree with you 100% that all 'privileges' should be available to women too :yep: but I think it's only fair then that men get equal rights to their children after a divorce?
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    (Original post by Don_Scott)
    I don't think that they should be denied to women but they are not within the realm of women in our culture.



    Raise children, learn, tend to the house etc.

    Why are they not?

    You think the primary function of a woman is to care for children and complete menial household chores. So an Oxford graduate for example, should remain at home, cast off her autonomy and financial independence and adopt the lowly position of a household drudge. Why? Are women not capable of infinitely more, in the same way men are?
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    I don't believe that you can blame a gender for the credit crunch!
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    Yes..division in the Labour Party...
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Why are they not?

    You think the primary function of a woman is to care for children and complete menial household chores. So an Oxford graduate for example, should remain at home, cast off her autonomy and financial independence and adopt the lowly position of a household drudge. Why? Are women not capable of infinitely more, in the same way men are?
    Also, I wouldn't bother arguing with Don_Scott. If you take a look through his previous posts, you'll find he is an unashamed bigot.
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    (Original post by JW92)
    Do you think women have less opportunity to secure professions in certain sectors such as finance and politics? If so, why? From my experience, women tend to prefer caring and emotionally rewarding professions whilst men tend to prefer powerful and financially rewarding professions. As a sweeping generalisation, there are (not always) psychological differences between the genders. Hence the disparity between average pay and the amount of females in finance or politics.
    Yes. Women routinely face discrimination, paticularly in the financial sector. This can manifest itself in sexual harrasment or being sidelined when it comes to promotion for example.

    What experience do you have? I know I certainly have no desire to enter a 'caring' profession, but many women are steered towards these (conveniently) lower paid professions rather than towards positions in the financial sector where the rewards are greatest.
    If you believe that there really are psycological differences between men and women, why is it always women who fare worst, in that women are supposedly more innately 'caring' and are consequently better suited to menial, poorly paid professions such as nursing. This idea of inherent differences is beneficial to men only, and ensures they withold a monopoly on the jobs with greatest prestige and reward.
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    hahaha i just has a vivid image of prescott splurting this out his gob:

    That drew a sharp response from former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, who bluntly demanded that she "stop complaining".
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    (Original post by Craig_D)
    I agree with you 100% that all 'privileges' should be available to women too :yep: but I think it's only fair then that men get equal rights to their children after a divorce?
    Define 'equal rights'.
    Currently, all men have the right to access with their children following a divorce unless they have a history of prolonged violence or abuse against the mother and/or children.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Why are they not?

    You think the primary function of a woman is to care for children and complete menial household chores. So an Oxford graduate for example, should remain at home, cast off her autonomy and financial independence and adopt the lowly position of a household drudge. Why? Are women not capable of infinitely more, in the same way men are?
    Perhaps one of the questions we should be asking is; in a post feminist age, where the traditional roles of women being homemakers and men going out to work are much more fluid (a product of cultural uncertainty) - is our society any happier for it?

    In many families (a social structure in decline having suffered relentless attack from the liberal elite) a dual income is not an option but a neccesity, meaning the bond between mother and child in a childs early years is weakened, something many women, I believe, regret.

    So the questions stands; is society any happier for feminists waging their war of 'equality'?
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    (Original post by JW92)
    Also, I wouldn't bother arguing with Don_Scott. If you take a look through his previous posts, you'll find he is an unashamed bigot.
    And seems to maintain that the Nazis were socialists ... :lolwut:
 
 
 
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