Today, the AFL will announce at least eight teams – and possibly 10 – to play in its yet-to-be named women’s competition.
While this is cause for celebration for many, I wonder if we are not rushing into this without considering that women playing football is almost certainly against the laws of nature.
It seems to me that equality between the sexes is happening far too quickly across society.
The pace is just so fast.
As a white man, I’m deeply concerned that this trend is hurting the incompetent white men who have for centuries carved out a place in the community on company boards, in footy clubs and in all the high paying, respected jobs.
Why, there have even been a handful of women in the Federal Cabinet and look at how destabilising that’s been to the country.
It gets worse.
A recent report by KPMG for the ASX Corporate Governance Council showed that for the top 200 companies, an alarmingly high 22 per cent of board members were female.
Company boards should at least be a safe space for white men. A place safe from currently fashionable, yet baseless ideas like ‘equality’ and ‘climate change’.
Yet the report shows there’s some good news. Females at CFO level actually reduced. In 2011 and 2016 just 5 per cent of CEOs and 10 per cent of COOs were women, while the proportion of CFOs fell from 8 per cent in 2011 to 6 per cent in 2016.
I think that shows we’ve done enough to pay lip service to this whole thing. The report showed that for ASX 200 companies, 99 per cent now have a gender diversity policy.
What more do these girls want? Actual change?
There can be no doubt the tide is rising, and today’s announcement is another crack in the glass floor my success and many other somewhat hopeless white men, is built on.
So before we cheer the AFL’s announcement today, let us pause and think, should women be playing football at all?