Summary: The news overflows with news about women as victims of patriarchal oppression. Meanwhile a revolution has begun in our society, with women moving to equal or superior roles over men. It is news that does not fit the narrative, so is seldom reported. It’s a revolution whose end or consequences none can see.
The Last Jedi projects actual trends in our society on the big screen, magnified so that we can better see them. These are world-shaking trends. While the media tell us that women are victims, they are moving ahead of men in many important ways.
“Reality check: American women – especially those in the professional/managerial class – are among the freest and most self-determining human beings on the planet. They may run into the occasional troglodyte, but overall, they are not merely doing as well as men – they are starting to surpass them. According to a recent survey of hiring data, young women are starting to out-earn young men. Women now earn most of the advanced degrees – including doctorates. The women’s advocacy group Catalyst reports that as of 2015, ‘women held 51.5% of all management, professional, and related occupations’. …
“Girl Power is real. Instead of carrying on about how frightened and degraded we are, maybe it’s time to acknowledge the truth: in 2017, we can destroy almost any man by a single accusation.”
Education points to the future
“34% of women born in the years 1980–84 had earned a bachelor’s degree by age 29, compared with 26% of men.”
— Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2016 for 8th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 135 to 100” by Mark Perry at AEI, 28 September 2017. Data from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) annual report on US graduate school enrollment and degrees for 2016. (Also see the
This is a snapshot of America’s future, because credentials are almost everything. They are the gateways in our society to good things.
“Women in their 20s earn more than men of same age, study finds” at The Guardian, 28 August 2015. Per research by the Press Association.
“Young women are asking for (and getting) more pay than men” by Jeanne Sahadi at CNN, 12 April 2016. Based on an analysis of job offers by Hired.
“Young women are getting richer, as young men get poorer” by Nicole Lyn Pesce at Moneyish, 20 April 2017. That’s the surprising reveal from a new U.S. Census report on young adults, which found that young women are pulling ahead of many young men in the workforce.
This are the trends shaping America. None can say how far it will take us, or what our resulting society will look like, except that it will be very different than we have today. Or what we expect for tomorrow.
We are spinning the controls on the dashboard of society, guided only by our ideology. We are monkeys at the controls of machinery whose workings we do not understand. Let’s hope for a good outcome. I’ll bet that unanticipated consequences will rule.
“Unless you expect the unexpected you will never find truth, for it is difficult to discover.”
— Heraclitus, the pre-Socratic “Weeping Philosopher” of Ionia.
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- Books to help us see the strange new world following the revolution in gender roles.
- Women have won the gender revolution.
- Conflict in tomorrow’s offices: strong women clashing with each other.
- Women are moving on top of men in America.
- The Economist proclaims that men are “The Weaker Sex”.
- Women on Top, chapter 10: the growing gender gap in education.
- Disturbing next steps in the gender revolution.
- The Last Jedi: girls rule, giving a New Hope to the galaxy!
Books to help us understand the revolution.
Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty by Nancy Etcoff.
Sex in History by Reay Tannahill.