The Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that lawyers could not claim to represent every single woman who worked at Wal-Mart ever in a gender discrimination lawsuit against the World’s Biggest Retailer. It’s probably worth noting that the Supreme Court is mostly male.
Now, the intrepid Center for Responsive Politics notes that Wal-Mart gives more in political contributions to men than to women. On the surface, this might look like an organization starved for attention trying to inject itself into a media cycle. But maybe they’re onto something.
Maybe Wal-Mart is actually advancing the cause of men over women as a core tenet of their company’s mission.
In her dissenting opinion, Justice Ginsburg noted that though 70% of Wal-Mart’s hourly employees are women, only 30% of management are chicks. (I believe Justice Ginsburg actually used the term “chicks” as well; at least that’s what the NRSC tweeted.) Clearly, Wal-Mart has a habit of moving men up their own corporate ladder; and if CRP is to be believed, that philosophy extends to the political realm as well.
Wal-Mart’s shadow mission – beyond providing low-cost goods – must be to ensure there are as many men in positions of power within society as possible. Sam Walton’s vision for America – and possibly the world – was a society run by a brotherhood of males while women are cast into the shadows of society and used only to breed more humans.
That’s the only solution that makes sense – right?