Sunday, March 7, 2010

OT: Why was it so difficult to get rid of Navy's female 'Captain Bligh'?

Time Magazine reports: "The Navy removed [Holly] Graf from command of the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens in January for 'cruelty and maltreatment' of her crew."

What took the Navy so long?  I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Navy moved slower than it should have because she's a woman.  Large corporations have this discussion all the time -- firing incompetent women is often delayed because of a fear of a discimination claim. It's not right, and it's not fair, but that's the reality in our politically correct times.

We often hear from feminists about the alleged "glass ceiling" (so-called because no one can see it and we must take it on faith that it exists).  It is a term often used by persons interested only in equal outcomes as opposed to equal opportunity.  Most fair-minded people, and everyone who believes in the ideals America was built on, support the latter but not the former.  But here's a thought: whether or not a "glass ceiling" exists, there does seem to be a glass floor.  This means that once women are promoted to a position they shouldn't have, it's difficult to get rid of them.

Just sayin'.