Joel Pett by Joel Pett

Joel Pett

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 4 years ago

    Most of Europe, but not in the UK.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 4 years ago

    Seriously?

  3. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago

    Hate to burst your bubbles, folks, but France recently learned the hard way what can happen when you put people in charge solely on the basis of gender: http://www.economist.com/node/16064321
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    The nation passed a law stating that the boards of publicly-traded corporations must have a minimum number of female members to ensure “equal representation”.
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    Thing is, France didn’t have enough women with the type of education and/or work experience one would expect for such a post.
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    So rather than try to compete to get the women on the boards, a lot of companies just took whatever warm bodies that they could find… a list that just so happened to include more than a few wives, mistresses, and girlfriends.
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    Instead of encouraging gender equality, all France did was encourage crony capitalism and “sleeping one’s way to the top”.
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    Let’s look at a person’s track record people, not their reproductive organs.

  4. Larry

    Larry said, about 4 years ago

    “Palin”? Are we still picking on her children?

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    They had binders of women.

  6. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Cross-hairs? No, no, no….

    Ya see, they were uh-uh-um…. SURVEYOR’S symbols! Yeah, thats it…

    You insist on “libs”, Ima? Y’all got “cons” perfected.

    Try waking up and looking at America in the 21st century…

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Actually, Sweden and the Scandinavian countries were there first. It took a few years to shake down — but now female Swedish board members are much recruited across Europe!
    The problem with the “track record” suggestion is that boards have not been willing to give women without a board track record a chance (though they HAVE done so for men). No one wants an inexperienced board member, so women get left out, and since there is a smaller pool to begin with, it grows more slowly. What the Swedish laws did was greatly increase the pool of people, and establish that ALL companies had to have relatively inexperienced board members — and help them GET experienced. When the numbers of women on boards triple, you do get some more qualified people, even if some are not.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 4 years ago

    @Larry

    Yes the left is!

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 4 years ago

    @motivemagus

    “Actually, Sweden and the Scandinavian countries were there first. It took a few years to shake down — but now female Swedish board members are much recruited across Europe!
    The problem with the “track record” suggestion is that boards have not been willing to give women without a board track record a chance (though they HAVE done so for men). No one wants an inexperienced board member, so women get left out, and since there is a smaller pool to begin with, it grows more slowly. What the Swedish laws did was greatly increase the pool of people, and establish that ALL companies had to have relatively inexperienced board members — and help them GET experienced. When the numbers of women on boards triple, you do get some more qualified people, even if some are not”.

    Can you give a post to prove that? You give a lot of convenient facts for the left with no support at all.

  10. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 4 years ago

    You ladies look pretty!

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    “The nation passed a law stating that the boards of publicly-traded corporations must have a minimum number of female members to ensure “equal representation”.

    Thing is, France didn’t have enough women with the type of education and/or work experience one would expect for such a post.”


    The Economist would have a better point, except most Corporate Boards are made of hacks, lapdogs and cronies. I’ve found buying up former politicians for Corporate Boards to be very useful.

  12. colcam

    colcam said, about 4 years ago

    Okay, now I am horrified— what this boils down to is broad support without qualifications, an interesting turn on the days where the white kid got the job, then anyone other than the white kid got the job— and both systems failed as much or more than they worked.

  13. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    Well ima it seems you have filled the quota for idiots and morons at comic news.

  14. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 4 years ago

    Darren, interesting article. But I don’t think we know the outcome yet. I do agree with Sketch that boards are not always composed of the competent. I’ve worked for companies where the children of board members were added and produced nothing of value. If after some time a follow up story has data to show the companies ran into the ground due to bad leadership I’ll willingly say “You were right” For now I think we don’t know. Its arbitrary and I can’t say its merit based. But corporate America isn’t merit based either

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    If the cartoon is implying that sex requires “equity” in representative numbers, I think i need to disagree. The saying, May the best man win is not a very good statement. It really needs to be, May the best person win. Representation should be based on who best represents the needs and hopes of a constituency. Sadly, that decision has too often been left up to those who could afford to put the faces of those they wante elected in front of our own faces. We have a too small pool of inadequate, small minded people to choose from. It is a sad state of affairs for a nation of so many very good people.
    Sadlly,
    C..

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