So, to those of you that I’ve argued with over the years, and to those of you who emailed me about the inherent goodness of women, and how a woman-run society would be better, and how the world would be a more peaceful, idyllic place if only The Superior Womyn were in charge, I offer this little news item from Massachusetts, showing how much better it is to work in a woman-owned business.
Wife’s Cancer Costs Husband His Job
A Natick man is facing unemployment because his wife has cancer.
Accountant Carl Sorabella got a raise in November for a job well done, but despite more than 13 years with his company, he was recently laid off after his wife’s life-altering diagnosis.
With Kathy’s health fragile, Carl knew he’d need time to be at her treatments and tests. When he shared the news with his boss, his employment of nearly 14 years was terminated.
“She [his employer] said, ‘It’s business. I’m running a company here, and I need to make sure the department runs.’
I know that this is one instance, and not to be taken as a trend, but it’s just that this item just happened to catch my eye after the emails from one of my recent posts which suggested that historical conjecture about alpha pre-historic women is somewhat misguided.
This particular news story is making the rounds, but I can’t get confirmation that the company in question (I’m intentionally not linking to their website; as of this morning it had been taken down) is female-owned, or female-run. It’s interesting, however, to see that the women in charge preferred to fire the husband who simply wanted to take time to care for his wife, even though he offered to do the work on nights and weekends in order to help keep things running.
The point that I’d like to make is that neither gender is inherently “better” than the other. The gene for douche-baggery shows up on either set of chromosomes.