The military-industrial complex is going female. Interesting!

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    • #8603
      elias39
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      https://www.rt.com/usa/448084-women-military-industrial-complex/

      “Politico celebrated this “watershed” moment on Wednesday, announcing that as of January 1, the CEOs of four of the nation’s top five defense contractors – Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Boeing’s defense wing – are now women. The latest appointment was of Kathy Warden as CEO and president of Northrop Grumman.”

      The top Pentagon weapons buyer also female.

      “No matter the gender of the person at the reins, the US maintains a military presence in some 177 countries worldwide, and the Department of Defense has an annual budget of almost $700 billion. War is big business for America’s defense manufacturers too. Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics made a combined $56 billion in the third quarter of 2018 alone.”

      metoo

    • #8628
      sonofspy777
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      that women are smarter than men?

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

    • #8638
      Cold Mountain Trail
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    • #8649
      ozoneman
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      “That imaginary piffle is not what is wrong with mainstream feminism. What is wrong with mainstream feminism is exemplified perfectly in a mass media parade celebrating the rise of women to the top of the most depraved industry on earth.”

      This Is Everything That Is Wrong With Mainstream Feminism

      • #8699
        Yanath
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        She’s always an enlightened read. I hope it’s okay if I post another paragraph and a half:

        True feminism holds that all of humanity needs to change its valuing system to one which rewards feminine work as much as masculine, instead of only rewarding women when they succeed at climbing the ladder of the patriarchal paradigm.

        Women controlling the military-industrial complex is not feminism, it’s toxic masculinity. It’s the fruit of the sick valuing system that is blackening our air, poisoning our water, filling the oceans with plastic, bulldozing the rainforests, and marching us toward the brink of nuclear armageddon. True feminism means turning away from the toxic valuing system which elevates the most ambitious sociopaths and toward one which values empathy, collaboration, nurturing and peace instead.

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      3fingerbrown
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      I feel so much better now!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #8678
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      These headlines are being derided by skeptics of the establishment mindset for the cartoonish self-parody of the corporate liberal mindset that they so clearly are, and rightly so. Pretty much everything in American mainstream liberalism ultimately boils down to advancing mass murder, exploitation and ecocide for profit while waving a “yay diversity” banner so that the NPR crowd can feel good about themselves while signing off on it. But the fact that these stories exist and have an audience can also be blamed more specifically on the failures of mainstream feminism.

      The problem that true feminism seeks to address is not that there aren’t enough women at the top of the corporate ladder, or that Americans refused to elect a woman to do the bombing, exploiting and oppressing in 2016. The problem has always been that we’re trying to value women with a value system created by a few very powerful men. By leaving in place the value system created by patriarchy (i.e. capitalism), we are now valuing women but only for their ability to play men’s games…This has created a species-threatening imbalance because inequality is baked in to the system.

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        jerry611
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        These headlines are being derided by skeptics of the establishment mindset for the cartoonish self-parody of the corporate liberal mindset that they so clearly are, and rightly so. Pretty much everything in American mainstream liberalism ultimately boils down to advancing mass murder, exploitation and ecocide for profit while waving a “yay diversity” banner so that the NPR crowd can feel good about themselves while signing off on it. But the fact that these stories exist and have an audience can also be blamed more specifically on the failures of mainstream feminism.

        The problem that true feminism seeks to address is not that there aren’t enough women at the top of the corporate ladder, or that Americans refused to elect a woman to do the bombing, exploiting and oppressing in 2016. The problem has always been that we’re trying to value women with a value system created by a few very powerful men. By leaving in place the value system created by patriarchy (i.e. capitalism), we are now valuing women but only for their ability to play men’s games…This has created a species-threatening imbalance because inequality is baked in to the system.

        Yeah but if capitalism was created by patriarchy, so was communism. Look at communist or social ist countries today and throughout history. They all have male power structures, just like capitalism. Even though communists are supposed to believe the genders are equal, you look at the Soviet Union and it was heavily dominated by men both politically and socially. Male-dominated industries were given high priority. Feminized industries were given lower priority. Capitalism does the same thing, of course. But it shows that the economic system isn’t what is causing this.

        How patriarchy truly began is still a topic of debate even among historians and anthropologists. Many blame the advancements in agriculture that led to the divisions of labor between the genders. But nature frequently divides the labor between the genders in many species. When you look at lions, elephants, primates, or even insects….there are gender roles. So this may have some roots in biology as well.

        It seems the goal of feminism today isn’t to change this script. But instead simply put more women in the male-dominated realms (which is where the power is currently at). However, this isn’t going to fix the greater inequality that exists at a much deeper level. Especially since we aren’t doing anything at all to elevate the female-dominated realms.

      • #8772
        jwirr
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        is exactly why they are so afraid of the progressives, especially ones like AOC. They are not interested in the old philosophy of the old white men. They want change.

        jwirr

    • #8746
      Pam2
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      Not my idea of progress. I’m sure Hillary will be proud though.

       

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