This is an interesting topic because it's not just airline pilots where women are being encouraged to participate in, but a whole slew of career fields like the STEM's, women are being encouraged to join. As a father of four daughters, part of me thinks this is great while another part questions the motives of the people encouraging these policies. At some point with all of these groups pushing and pulling at women to join their selective ranks, there's a biological reality that somebody has to produce the next generation. Having one kid I suppose is better than none, but we need women to have multiple children to ensure all industries have an acceptable amount of employees to keep them strong and vibrant. Unfortunately for women, their child bearing years coincide with years an airline pilots needs hours in the cockpit to train and learn their profession.
I think we need to stop with leftist social engineering and forcing people to do what they don't want to do. The barrier to entry is already pretty low between men and women. Companies are not hiring on skill alone, they are hiring on skill and other political factors.
There is a small crowd of activists that want to see 50% plus women in suspisciously only high paying jobs without regard to suitability. They would have military units that are 100% women nevermind the Marines did a study and found a 90%+ loss rate compared to all male units. There's a reason why there are men's sports and women's sports. You will notice that they will never push 50%+ women in dirty jobs like crab fishing, garbage collector, sewer cleaners, construction, roofing, etc. it's always the easy jobs like CEO. True equality sucks because women would quickly find out that men have always gotten the shorter end of the stick.., more men die at work, more men die in war, more men get raped, more men get testicular cancer than women get breast cancer, men die at a younger age, and men don't get preferential hiring treatment at airlines.
Those pushing these "equality of outcome" agendas are simply sexist.
I think we need to stop with the Conservative ideas of how the world should just stop developing and freeze because it doesn't fit into your dated ideology. There is clearly a valid reason for Encouraging women to become pilots. It's called pilot shortages. The fact that many airlines have to slowed down or even stop their expansion because of the lack of qualified pilots should have been a dead giveaway. Encouraging more people wouldn't hurt anybody. Looking at the situation now, encouraging women to become a pilot wouldn't stop airlines from hiring male pilots since the shortages situation is actually happening.
These airlines around the world want more female to try to become a pilot because of the shortages, not because of Ideology, so please, stop making these stupid assumptions.
More men die at work and in a war because for thousands of years women are not allowed to actually have a job or go to war because they are seen as baby maker. They're not allowed to go to war because Men can't get pregnant not because Men treasure women more than Men, this could be proven by how only men can carry family last name for starter.
As a modern person, I encourage women to get into all industries, from mechanics, pilots, race car drivers, etc.
Encouraging women to enter industries dominated by men would help women to enter jobs with higher risk like their male counterparts did, like being in a military, cops, firefighters, electricians, etc.
It means that it would help lower the percentages of men who died in their work don't you think?
Also, I don't see how which gender get more cancer (not just breast cancer or testicular cancer, how about ovarian cancer?) would make it better or easier than the other gender. How about heart attack? how about stroke? how about tumor?
These things doesn't make sense at all when you try to applied it to the female pilots arguments.
And I need Citation on these claims: "more men get raped, men don't get preferential hiring treatment at airlines."