The very long reign of Patriarchy looks like it is coming to an end. There are many tell-tale signs that other regimes showed before their fall. We will look at the signs and discuss our hopeful path forward.
Patriarchy has disadvantaged women. Their response requires our admiration and notice. Women have walked the talk and are earning more college degrees with better grades than men. Our blog that began in 2009 confirms this reality, as 75% of our subscribers are women and 95% of the comments are from women. Why? Because men feel they already know it and more importantly don’t listen. I have attended many meetings with wealth advisors and their prospective wealthy families. When things don’t work out the feedback is damning. The advisor did not ask the women in the family at the meeting if they had any questions and their body language was directed at the male. We need to change this.
I have not been paid to endorse Ellevest but they have created a strong network of women and surveyed them and published the results under the title Ellevest 2018 Census https://www.ellevest.com/resources/money-is-power-how-women-and-men-see-money-equality-and-opportunity-in-2018?utm_content=buffer861e1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer The questions and the answers deserve our attention especially if you believe that we don’t have a problem. I don’t live in Houston but I believe we have a problem.
There has been a lot of bytes spilled on this subject by people in the arena. Unfortunately a member of my family was affected and it broke my heart. ALL men should pay attention and, if necessary adjust their behavior. Some of the common characteristics of the Me Too movement and Patriarchy should be examined and changed. None of us chose our gender so any believed power differential is a fool’s errand. Men in the financial services industry should start by hiring more women and by creating a professional work environment instead of a fraternity.
Women have grown to a place that they can effectively beat down the patriarchy Whack-a- mole! Looks like the game is over not just because there are more women but because they are better and Patriarchy has gone on long enough. Time’s Up!