- Jan 9, 2009
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Let's put it this way: You won't see Adam Silver demanding that 50% of the construction workers building arenas must be women.Ha...I started a thread on this awhile ago on another forum. It got...interesting, to say the least.
My view -- which I believe is strongly supported by basic logic and empiricism -- is that the modern left has gone too far in pushing the absurd fantasy that equality of outcome must be forced, rather than accept the fairness of equality of opportunity.
Let's consider reality: how many women are like me and are even interested in sports? I'm one of a small percentage. I can guarantee you it's very difficult for me to find other women who are as into pro basketball as I am. Sure, perhaps the occasional Becky Hammon might be able to do such a thing; she's exceptionally smart and no-nonsense, and obviously understands the game well. But that doesn't mean we're going to find 14 more of her.
There will always be a disparity among men and women in certain fields, and it's due to biology. I'm about as systematic as any woman I know, but I still avoid risk-taking and leadership positions. I'm not well-suited for them. Very few women can ascend high in those types of fields. Notice I said very few; I'm not saying we need to bar women completely from such type of work. You've got your Margaret Thatchers and whatnot who come around now and then. But we have to realize it's tougher, and that expecting there to be complete 50/50 in all things is simply asinine. A large number of women will always prefer things like teaching school-age children, nursing, and various care-taking jobs (I myself work night shift in direct care). And this is perfectly fine. Accept an 80/20 or 90/10 disparity. It's not discrimination, it's simply the way things work.