International Women’s Day


Tuesday 08 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

As much as men think they rule the species, covet those positions of power in politics, business and the home, the reality is we are all equal and different. We all have differing interests, capabilities, skills, and aptitudes that lead us to our own achievements in life, successful or otherwise. However, unless we are afforded the rights and opportunities of equality, then we can not judge equality by achievement alone.

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day when, hopefully, the world can do away with its neolithic prejudices and accept equality as simply that. The world is filled with some very capable women, and plenty of incapable too; just the same as for men…. that’s the point, we are who we are, and what ‘bits’ we are born with should not and can not define our right be as successful, happy, bonkers or strange as we wish to be; not based on gender anyhow!




I have had the honour and pleasure to have known some remarkable women in my time. Having been married, widowed and married again, I count myself as one of the luckiest chaps to walk this earth. Both are successful, highly capable, yet totally different, and again, that’s the whole point isn’t it? I have also worked for some astoundingly capable female managers at all levels, and worked alongside many female colleagues over the years – what an honour…

So yes, I’m pro-equality, but not because I believe women are better, just that we are who we are, as people, as individuals. Nothing more, nothing less. For the testosterone-fuelled twats oıt there who patronisingly believe that we are still cavemen put on this earth to swing a big club around in order to ‘protect’ our womenfolk, get real guys….


6 thoughts on “International Women’s Day

  1. My Mum’s an equal boss with my Dad so I grew up thinking everything was equal. There are 10 female singers for every 1 man, but in my brothers world there are 10 male maths graduates for every 1 female, when there are female quotas as there are at his workplace it makes it easier for the woman to get the job, when they are looking for a male singer the odds are in the mans favour.

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      Yes, it varies greatly by profession. When I was in domestic banking, it was about 60/40% female, but IT was about 30/70%. On the whole, females made the better programmers I found.

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      • Probably because those that chose it really wanted to do it, I found that the boys chose IT at school because it was the class the majority of the boys did rather than because they enjoyed it.

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        • Uncle Spike says:

          Agreed. Few women used to enter IT, although that has changed remarkably in the past 15-20 years. Being terribly non-PC and sexist (which I’m really not), many would say the male brain is more logical, less emotional, than a female’s, BUT, on balance, I found those women who were programmers in my teams had impeccable logic in their coding, so go figure 🙂

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  2. Linda says:

    I agree 100 percent. The goal is equality of opportunity and mutual respect. Being able to get along and enjoy each other is a huge bonus. Not too complicated, right? 😃 Great post!

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