I am willing to wager a substantial amount that this is exactly what wil transpire. I also disagree, appointing ladies is raising their standards.
( Just as an aside, that term 'the women' grates on my nerves like there's no tomorrow! )
Have you noticed in my posts I try my best to avoid using the word "women"? It carries such a negative connotation in my opinion, in the sense that it is comparative in a negative way - I prefer the word "ladies". I'm not a Social Justice Warrior, but It is in my character to fight unfairness and bullies. After witnessing first hand how ladies are relegated to second class (in some cases third class) citizens in various cultures and religions, then my wife having to fight for her just dues in the professional sphere where she works harder, has more experience and is more qualified than the male chauvinists who get placed above her in both position and respect simply because they were born with balls. When one considers how a large portion of the maleverse look to a punch list for "the rites of passage" in order to qualify as a "real man" my wife leaves them standing in the dust in many of those requirements:
She knows baseball better than any man I've met (besides her dad who was a West Point baseball coach)
She hunts and fishes as well if not better than most men
She's fitter than most, and thus the absence of a beer gut may disqualify her
She can shoot better than most men I know
She's way more knowledgeable about survival than any man Ive met in New York
She has been known back in our partying days, to outdrink all our male friends
BUT: she doesn't treat the opposite sex as second class, doesn't behave poorly around the opposite sex and doesn't make a public fool of herself in order to demonstrate how tough she is. I suppose then these traits would disqualify her from the male rites of passage.
Sorry If I hijacked this thread, but just last night I was listening to how she is being treated at work and it makes me see red and seeing your remark, I just had to share my disgust.
Believe me the still pervasive superior male attitude really grinds me too, as you can tell.