While on a radio show reality TV star and businesswoman Lauren Conrad was asked what her favorite position and expected to disclose her bedroom secrets. She paused while reading the question, clearly uncomfortable then cleverly replied in a sweet voice, “C-E-O.” Though Conrad handled the sexual and extremely private question with grace, it prompts another question: what is the deal with men having an issue with women in a position of power?
The most used excuse in the book for why a woman can’t be President of the United States is that she might be in a crappy mood from her period and pushes the red button detonating nuclear weapons because she’s pissed off and has cramps. As if all women are incapable of rational thought.
Let’s face it, women have been bosses since birth. We boss men around, we carry children for nine months and we’re strong.
Wondering why we like high heels? The sound of the heels hitting the ground makes a satisfying statement. That click-clack of heels resonating throughout the hall says, “Pay attention, my shoes were named after a knife and are most likely bigger than your dick.” For those who don’t know, a stiletto is a type of heel named after a dagger.
When you talk to your parents, who is most likely to know everything you are doing and possibly blackmail you for that information? Hint: not your dad. Women are extremely intuitive. It comes with the territory of being “sensitive”.
When a woman asks for something to be done she is called a bitch, but when a man asks he’s your boss. The double standard still exists.
Even in the 21 century, the number of female CEOs is shockingly low. In a day and age where women are supposedly accepted in society why are only 23 of the Fortune 500 business companies run by women?
But women in business are even stronger than originally perceived. In America, jokingly or not, women are said to “belong in the kitchen” with a Father Knows Best stigma. However, in the U.S. today, 80 percent of women CEOs of current Fortune 500 companies also have children.
So not only do they need to carry a baby inside them and then push it out, but they help raise it while also maintaining a successful business.
Katherine Graham, the editor-in-chief of The Washington Post from 1972-1992, had four kids while also supervising the investigation of the Watergate scandal. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein certainly never had to deal with childbirth while executing the demise of President Nixon.
Really, it’s an insult for a successful woman to be asked, “hey what’s your favorite sex position?” Obviously all we are good for is sex and making sure your sandwich has all the crusts cut off, right sweetie? Except, we’re not.
All hail the Queen(s).