I opened this tread with enthusiasm and what do I see - it's about clothing and white men. Well, I think this is the least of our problems. How about this - my company might be soon a subject of a hostile take over from US corporation. Now, I would very much like if the employees had any say about THAT, you know.....tens of thousands of jobs are at the stake plus enormous losses to the country and society should my company disappear. Not to mention the hit on the environment - the US corp has a dismal record and gives less than shit about it - that is why they have the money, cause we spend extra cash on sustainability..... But it's private business and we are all hostages to the whims and greed of as handful of individuals. Game over, man!
OK, then listen up - I have a fact to tell you about the white men - hopefully it might provoke a bit of that moron thing that we sometimes do - you know it is called thinking [RIP George]. I am studying advanced Dutch ATM and the text book is very recent and modern - talks about all the social issues of the day. Pity I can't post screenshot from the book - statistics from 2014 - percentage of women in high management positions per country. Guess who are the champions [top ten] - the former Soviet countries with Russia NUMBER ONE in the world. China plus Philippines and Indonesia are also in. At the same time US and UK are at the BOTTOM ten on that account with [attention!] the Netherlands being second to last before only Japan.
Now look again and explain to me how those facts fit the narrative of the big bad eastern bear and other fucking communists [China, China, China, China, China]. But are really the former communist state less sexists? You mean the Russians who on other counts [gays] are adamant enemies to the humanistic values - they are less sexists than us - yhea it is true. Reason - communism. One - no strong religion [it's coming back though], two - equality between people also implies equality between genders. My mom did much better career than dad, brought more money home and noone batted an eyelid.
But think again - is the Netherlands a hell hole of sexism? Or Japan for that matter....no they are not [NL certainly isn't]. So perhaps, just perhaps such statistic does not tell the whole story and maybe we should concentrate on things I described in the first paragraph rather than how many white men are at the top.