Webb synonymous with misogyny?
Misogyny means the hatred of women. Perhaps the characterization is slightly harsh; on the other hand, we have come a long way as a nation with respect to women having leadership roles throughout corporations as well as the military. Women can work on the factory floor and in the exhalted boardrooms of major corporations. Actually, many women own controlling interests in many major corporations. A consideration though is how much do Mr. Webb's words in novels reputedly fiction reflect his actual attitudes toward women. Does the little woman have to know her place and stay in it? I'm all for meritocracy for everyone. I don't think corporations should get "points" on the compliance with diversity scale regarding the number of women they employ in given areas. I don't think the women (who are not a minority in the United States) should be given "minority" status. How revolting! They should receive equal pay for equal work. In my experience, I saw many a man receive more pay for little or no work so I cannot believe that all men are hired based on merit. We had one man who walked around all day and couldn't write his way out of a wet paper bag. He did nothing; produced nothing; and earned plenty. We nicknamed him the "hall monitor." He did a find job. My question for Mr. Webb is what would he say to the fine women graduating from our military academies? High girls, we all know you are not fit for leadership so we'll make sure you serve "under" some outstanding male officer. Don't worry your pretty little head about a thing. Just make the coffee and pick up the donuts. In the interest of full disclosure, I do not want women in combat situations not because I don't think they can be fighters. I think military women can be as ruthless as their male counterparts. Watch a female of most species defend her young. Spies - check; intelligence officers - check; interrogators of Muslim terrorists - check. I just don't want them in combat but that is me. I read an excellent letter to the editor today in the Washington Times, p. A18. Linda Skladany wrote of her observations working with Jim Webb in the Reagan Administration. Skladany says, "I am furious to see Mr. Webb try to desperately claim the Reagan mantle, which included using our country's beloved deceased President in his ads, as an 'endorsement.' This in spite of the wishes of Mrs. Reagan that he refrain from doing so. Perhaps this is another example of his disrespect for women. Thankfully, I am no longer in a position to have to make excuses for Mr. Webb as a part of the Reagan Administration. I could barely do it in the 1980s when it was my job." Along with Skladany, I do not want him to represent me. Given his history toward women, I don't think he would represent me. If you want to clutter your mind with pornographic images, be warned then go to the Drudge Report.