a third world country of bimbos? who benefits?
Years ago, when I first started social networking, I started a conversation with Liz Ryan the founder of WorldWIT [Women, Insights, Technology]. We found each other through a Linkedin associated Yahoo! group.
I perhaps misunderstood her organization’s charter– and thought I would find more information and career opportunities related to software, information technology, databases and graphical user interface [GUI] development. Technology issues, of a more hardcore nature.
Instead, I found issues related to “that time of the month”, style image, and a myriad of issues that I felt related more to women in general, and not women in technology, specifically.
Was I looking for a position? No. At the time I was looking for a jobs data source to use with the Employment Guide of my news service– WiredPages. After a bit of research into the WorldWIT jobs database, I wondered how robust her resources were.
Since then, I have learned that given my demographic background– I am probably more the exception than the rule.
I am a black female, with an undergrad degree in math, employed by Fortune 100 corporations with all the perks for the first 15 years of my professional career and held government security clearances. I also gained hardcore technology skills including the X-Window System, C- programming language, SQL Relational Database development experience and I am self taught Microsoft Office Power User- all gleaned when these technologies themselves were first introduced. Didn’t everyone?
Yes, I had no life outside of my career and I worked long hours as a cleared defense contractor. So Liz and her organization– were a real wake up call for me– in this area. I have had a lot of wake up calls.
I have outlined all of this to say– I am worried about education in the United States, especially amongst women.
I sometimes catch shows like the “real housewives of …”, Bridezilla’s, “Bad Girls Club”, and even some of the original reality show– MTV’s the Real World– and wonder if we are turning into a third world country of bimbos?
Are these shows promoting extreme behavior patterns that are being adopted by the general population of the United States?
I often watch True Crime shows [i.e., City Confidential, Investigate TV, etc.]. Did you know, these days illegal drug use is prevalent in middle class America. How are the drugs getting there and is it targeted?
And if true– is this someone else’s plan for the United States? Who benefits from drug crazed, uneducated americans– looking for the wrong handouts [welfare]?