08
Mar
07

More equal than others.

Today is International Women’s Day. We probably all know what that means. Some marches, some panel discussions on TV about inequality and idiots spouting off all around. Indeed there are obvious cases of inequality all over the world. Therefore there must also be massive inequality here, in our Western democracy. Right? That is somehow a foregone conclusion. The problem always seems to be pinpointing exactly what this actually manifests as.

Wages are more often than not used as an indicator of equality and thus some deduce that women, who in general make less, are disfavored by a social pattern. Or perhaps by a concerted effort from men. In a way, the latter is more realistic. I’m not claiming men sit around in a gentlemen’s club, puffing cigars and sipping brandy. Planning out how we are going to suppress women. At least not any men I know. Maybe I haven’t been invited, fuckers! Corporations think rationally, to the point of being absolutely amoral.

“Can we somehow pay half of the workforce 20% less? You can? Then let’s do it. Fetch my hat and cane Jeeves! I’m going to fuck some people in the ass.”

Yes, rich white motherfuckers who don’t give a shit about you and me are trying to pay their workers less so that they can make more. There’s nothing complex or unexpected in that logic. Money is the driving force of everything in our world. If an industrialist could pay his male work force 20% less than the women he’d be doing that instead. Yes, the original reason for this wage discrepancy was institutionalized inequality. During the industrial revolution! Considering that we’ve gone from about 10 000 years of overt female subjugation to a 15-20% wage differential in less than 100 years I say we’re doing pretty well thus far.

And the reason why most of the rich white industrialists who control our world are male is equally simple. Groups of friends, men in this case, hang out and do each other favors. Few people circulate in and out these groups and thus women are excluded. A bunch of girlfriends are talking/watching a movie/kickboxing a polar bear or something, what are the odds that a guy is also hanging out with them? Without being a third wheel type boyfriend or gay?

The important thing to remember here is that our style of government is what makes our society the most equal and fair the world has ever seen. Yes, there, I said it. Western style democracy is not only different than all other styles of government. It’s superior. Our society is superior to all others.

Shouldn’t 51% of all days of the year be women’s days?

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