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Women in the Workplace.

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What a pile of garbage Paul.

In the country towns where I was schooled in the 50s, the higher grades had a higher percentage of girls than boys with about 50% more girls than boys. In a town like Young, 6000 population in town, & 30,000 in the district, only 18 students in 4Th year, & just 14 through to 5Th year. Only 6 boys in each.

More girls made it to Uni, & many more to teachers college, about the only higher education available when education cost money.

Every country school had to go down to 3Rd year to recruit players for "senior" football, cricket & hockey teams.

The same applies today. More girls are going to Uni than boys. If those girls don't then take advantage of the education provided by the tax payer, it is no ones fault but the girls. Many people of both sexes decide there are things more important to them than the corporate ladder. No one is entitled to start whinging if their choices did not lead to great wealth, or were disappointed when the expectation was not matched by the realisation.

I think many women are disillusioned when marriage, home & kids does not provide the complete fulfillment they were led to expect in their youth. At the same time many men do not find marriage the bed of roses they may have expected. Fortunately most men do not then blame the world for their lack of bliss.

Personally I chose to sail the south seas, rather than chase my billion dollar fortune. The south seas were not quite as romantic as I had been led to believe either, but I did see a way of life that no longer exists. That I now can't have a a mansion by the sea does not worry me at all. Pity more ladies can't be satisfied with where their choices led them.

It is a pity, but I believe far too many ladies end up with "is that all there is" syndrome later in life, due to girlhood indoctrination.
Posted by Hasbeen, Monday, 29 June 2020 2:20:58 PM
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Dear runner,

I feel blessed. Truly blessed. My parents taught me
the importance of family. And to take responsibility.

Dear Hassie,

Because my family lost so much as a result of WWII.
They stressed the importance of education to all of
us kids. Well it worked with me and one of my brothers,
not so much with another brother. About whom I still
worry to this day.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 29 June 2020 3:00:32 PM
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Dear Hassie,

Some ladies don't settle for "is that all there is"
at all. They keep right on dancing! (smile).
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 29 June 2020 3:46:15 PM
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Foxy,

Your life story is fairly typical. Paul and the diversity council make the fundamental error of assuming that men and women are identical in what they want out of life.

That only 13% of those studying STEM subjects are women are more because women given the choice prefer not to. I have worked with quite a few female engineers and all of them were extremely capable and fitted into the business seamlessly. Most of them by their late 20s were in senior positions, but all of them when they eventually started a family and came back to work opted to take lesser roles that could accommodate flexible hours and did not have 60 hr weeks even though their previous positions were still open to them.

Idiots like the diversity council assume that all women want high pressure full time jobs and that any difference in pay or promotion is solely due to discrimination.

While I am sure that discrimination exists I don't believe that in today's work places that it is the major factor in advancement.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 5:29:44 AM
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I see this topic creates a degree of hostility from a certain section of the forum. A rather large mob still hold onto the notion that the best place for a woman is "barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen". Lads take it from me, this is 2020, not 1950, and the world, and women, and all thinking people have moved on from there.

Woman are not in the workplace for the amusement of men, unless its a brothel or strip club, and these are little more than places of exploration, often operated by men for gratification, amusement, along with the usual profit motive! Women work for a variety of good reasons, that does not include being seen as the play things of men. This attitude still exists,and is clearly demonstrated by the behaviour of the friend of the Liberal Party, and former High Court judge Dyson Heydon. Heydon's wild exploits at his work shows that even the best educated, most responsible man are not necessarily exempt from some very bad behaviour when it comes to female coworkers. More on the Heydon behaviour syndrome later.

Again we are too dismissive of the real problems of women, which are all our problem. In many households today two incomes are an essential, not a luxury. For paying mortgages, rents, education and other expenditure both partners have no choice other than to contribute financially. Too many women are trying to juggle home and work. We need to stop putting barriers in the way of women trying to deal with modern living as society demands they do. The recent federal government debacle on financing the cost of providing early childhood centres shows we still have a long way to go on that issue alone. More on that later.
Posted by Paul1405, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 6:27:51 AM
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Too many women are trying to juggle home and work
Paul1405,
Well, you'd better tell those progressive females who pushed for that to happen !
Posted by individual, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 9:53:56 AM
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