Lost in Tuesday's news that Canada's 100 top-paid CEOs made 193 times what the average worker did in 2015 is the fact only two members of that elite club are women.
The lack of diversity reflected in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' list may seem hard to believe, but not so for the experts who've been studying the problem. In fact, a recent report by consultancy Rosenzweig & Co. found that among the 100 biggest companies in Canada, only eight have female CEOs.
The numbers don't look any better when other executive roles such as chief financial officer and chief technology officer are included. Of 526 such positions at Canada's biggest companies, only 42 are held by women.
8% of the positions are held by women. Of course, we know where this is going.
"The obvious explanation, sadly, is that there still is discrimination happening," managing partner Jay Rosenzweig said in an interview Tuesday. "It's either overt or covert hostility."
No data, no evidence, no proof needed. It's obvious, you fool! Just because men hold 92% of the positions, that is all the evidence we need.
What's strange is that such convenient "logic" is not applied to other male-dominated fields. Let's look at a few other penis-powered professions in Canada:
- Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
- Truck and Bus Mechanics
- Steamfitters and Pipefitters
- Electrical Power Line Workers
- Refrigeration and A.C. Mechanics
- Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters
- Automotive Service Technicians
The percentage of men in all the professions listed above is at least 98%! These are catastrophically serious cases of the Insufficient Vaginas Problem. However, feminists and the mediocre media don't go around crying discrimination and hostility in these cases. I wonder why ...