Saturday, April 29, 2017

Some Political Incorrectness

It's widely known that American women worked in factories during World War II, doing big jobs, hard jobs, because the men were off fighting.  Even so, the patriarchy informed hiring decisions, witness the little hiring guide below.  My favorite bit is in point six:  "Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves."  This was the water we swam in a short while ago.  Today, much-reviled "political correctness" prevents employers from putting something like that down in writing.  But old stereotypes die hard.

My second favorite point in the below is that husky women, point no. 3, make better workers than skinny ones. Yes! You may also note that having time to freshen up your lipstick is good for workplace morale.So

Throughout, women are referred to as girls.  Another way of keeping us small.

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