1. women get their degrees in music, history or accounting. most of those majors will lead to a career as a customer rep or maybe a real estate agent. among the marketable skills like accounting or teaching, there's too much competition among women for the available jobs. 2. women only want to work nice, clean jobs in air-conditioned buildings. they don't want to be a coal miner, carpenter, auto mechanic. this reduces the number of potential careers. again, too many women fighting for jobs as real estate agents and teachers. 3. men are qualified for more types of jobs. men can work as real estate agents or school teachers if they wanted to, but few women can be furniture movers or firefighters due to physical demands. 4. women are not aggressive in the work place and are too concerned with others liking them, thus limiting their promotion opportunities. i wish i had a dime for each time one of my female friends nagged on the phone about how she hates a co-worker or boss, but then does nothing about it. one of my friends always complains about a male co-worker getting her to do his work yet she grudgingly accepts it every time. do you think she'll ever be promoted?