A woman I know recently told me how depressed her gender makes her feel. She said it seemed like all the stereotypes are true. Here are the five things that most depress her about her gender. [Not the opinions of Kooz!]
5: Scientists - Name one other than Marie Curie. I know one female paleontologist and one research pharmacist, but that's it--and I am a science nerd! Females are wildly and woefully under-represented in the sciences.
4: Female Stand-Up Comics - With a handful of exceptions, they are awful.
3: Women Watching Female Stand-Ups - They are laughing hysterically. Why?
2: Athletes - The best female basketball players are not in the NBA. Nor are the best female baseball players in MLB, football players in the NFL, or hockey players in the NHL. Sorry, men and women are different, and while women can become some amazing athletes,the haven't been able to break in with the big American sports. (And if you think there's some bias by the teams, imagine the revenue from jersey sales alone for the team who hires the first woman player in a major sport.)
1: Drivers - Are women better or worse than men? Men are more aggressive and prefer larger cars, which makes them feel invincible and take even more chances. But it is women's caution, says men, that cause them to be bad drivers--driving is based on anticipation of the actions of others, and women are so cautious as to be unpredictable. Or so I've heard.
I told my friend that she should write this, but she was afraid other women would rise up against her--poorly, she added. Anyway, don't kill the messenger! But do follow us on Facebook or leave us a comment below!