A Monograph on Feminism
By Glenn R. Burger

For the past 30 years, the mainstay of feminism has been gender bias in
employment. According to the feminists, women have been denied employment
opportunities, pushed aside and just generally treated badly in the job
market because of their sex. Indeed, during the most influential years of
feminism in North America in the 1960's, the feminists claimed that women
were "the last hired and the first fired". Women were victims of gender
bias.
I can cast serious doubts on this notion of gender bias victimizing women
with two simple, straight forward facts and a conclusion.
Fact:
 In 1939, 65% of the banking staff in Canada was male. True.
Two out of three employees were male. And what was 1939? 1939 was the start
of the Second World War.
Fact:
 By 1943 (the worst of the war years) the banks in Canada had
closed almost half of the banking system due to "lack of staff". The banking
text book which inadvertently made me aware of this banking system closure
didn't indicate what caused this lack of staff but - considering the dates
involved - it is obvious what it was: military requirement for the war
effort.
Conclusion:
 At the end of the war, to prevent any possible future loss of staff
expertise to the military in the event of yet another war (which seemed
highly possible at that time) the banks and many large business offices, oil
company head offices and other labor intensive white collar corporations in
both Canada and the United States implemented hiring policies which demanded
the exclusive hiring of women for the skills acquiring, upwardly mobile
white collar clerical and supervisory sectors of their organizations because
women were not vulnerable to military requirements in the event of war. At
the present time, Canadian banking white collar staff is 95% female and this
high percentage of female employees is true of most other business offices
in both Canada and the US.
It is for this reason that bank and business office staff in North America
is almost exclusively female. It has nothing to do with poor wages, or
superior female abilities, or female competitiveness or "discrimination"
against women forcing them into so called pink collar ghettos. Enter banks
or business offices in Asia, Europe or Australia and you will find
substantial numbers of male employees. Not so in North America, because in
North America many employers hire only women because they aren't wanted for
possible military duty.
So, how's that for "gender bias"?
Note: It should be pointed out that men created these hiring policies, not
women. The policies, unquestionably, came from the most senior executive
level and, as the feminists have been pointing out for years, that level is
almost exclusively male. If those executive males had not created the hiring
policies, women would not have had exclusive access to the white collar jobs
and, thus, they would not have become the spoiled, demanding individuals
that they presently are. Feminism was little more than a power grab for the
executive suites. Women had all of the white collar jobs and saw no reason
why they shouldn't have all of the executive suites too and a movement was
created mostly for that end. The movement was called feminism and it is my
sincere belief that feminism would not have happened if the hiring policies
hadn't been created.
(The thought also occurs that both American and Canadian multinational
corporations could export their anti-male hiring policies to other countries
in Europe, Asia and Australia without those countries realizing what was
happening. Any given office staffed exclusively by women would look as
though the all female staff had occurred by chance when, in fact, it was
caused by stupid anti-male hiring policies imported from North America, but
I digress).
Also, if you find this view of gender bias in employment to be of interest,
I encourage you to copy this single page and "pass it around", especially to
feminists. Feminists can be remarkably verbal about their views and you
might be surprised how fast they go silent when they read this view. Try it.
You'll see.
Further, what would be the possibility of beginning a class action law suit
against the big banks and other white collar employers in North America in
response to these anti-male hiring policies? Would there be a place for this
single page on the Internet, say on a web site?

Contact me at: glennrburger@hotmail.com