I have been thinking a lot about the difference between men and women lately. Between boys and girls. I remember in grade school that "girls are good at English, boys are good at math and science." And there was sex discrimination on both sides of the equation. I mean, just because I have a vagina, does that mean I will be good at English. My vagina is not writing the essays (and now guys are envisioning a vagina with a pen sticking out from it; sorry for that image). And similarly, just because I have a figure, does that mean I can't figure (e.g., do math). Granted, I did not really get a figure until seventh grade, but still. Guys sort of got the short end of the stick on this one – English always seemed so subjective with essays and all. Math – either you got the right answer or you didn't.
And getting a "C" in a math or science class was okay if you were a girl. A boy – holy crap, get the parents in here or put them in the "dumb-dumb" class. And if a boy did well in English – he either was gay or a sissy. I can remember guys high-fiving over Cs and Ds in English.
I have heard that for years, girls have been catching up in school. Well, not girls (and women) have leap-frogged the guys. More women are in college, get degrees, and still get 78 cents for every dollar men make. Crap, what did I just write? Women are succeeding more than ever but not getting paid for it.
Random thoughts for a random Monday. Hope Hurricane Rita didn't bite you on your arse!
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