Recently there was an Apple sexism scandal and it got a lot of attention. A man was fired for ordering an iPhone on his wife's credit card even though she specifically said she doesn't use iPhones. Then there was this gentleman who actually had the audacity to ask the CEO of Apple about a pay raise. So, what does the apple sexist card have to do with you? If you're like me, I'd say it has everything to do with all the nonsense we see on television and in the press that somehow women are inferior or smarter than men.
You see, there are certain things that are supposed to be gender specific. For example, if a car company would say, “How often do we get women customers who don't like being pushed around in cars?” They would say, “Well, they drive slower than men so maybe they shouldn't drive.” But, if a guy told you that, wouldn't you think that he should be fired because he's being a chauvinistic pig and he shouldn't be leading a company that promotes being pushy to its employees?
So, when someone makes sexist remarks, should we as a society stand up and say, “Firesail”? That would be a start. How about this from an environmental perspective; “If trees were plunked down, and every company owned one, then where would all those trees go? And if every company only gave a portion of its resources to Mother Nature, where would all the trees go?”
This is silly stuff, right? Well, it may not be sexist in the usual sense of the word, but the implications are certainly there. Now then, some might say that the focus on the apple is overblown, but let's look at all the other industries affected by the free market. If you think about it, you'd think that there would be some hypocrisy there somewhere, wouldn't you?
And indeed, I was thinking about this the other day, because I was looking at the new line of Apple laptops. You see, it's really just like this. If a company was making products that were overpriced, with high markup, with tons of red tape, and consumers could only get them from a very limited range of choices, and then they went out of business or merged with another company. So, who's to say that Apple isn't guilty of sexism?
Now then, I would say . . . . . . that there is a bit of hypocrisy in all of this, but then again, I'm not sure that's any better than what we see with entitlement issues, or when people feel entitled to someone else's work. So, I'd say go ahead and take a stand against that, but then again, you might have a little bit of a problem with me if you do. In any case, please consider all this. Let's talk.