I didnât pay attention and got into one of those discussions about men are good at and women are good at. Now, Iâm all for equal rights, but if someone (female) insists that women are better than men, I get a little defensive. Weâre equal but not the same, I know, but donât tell me that women are better at inventing things than men, but that their inventions were suppressed. Inventions are mostly done by men. Nerdy, lonely and unhappy men, maybe, but that is how progress works.
I joked that household appliances like vacuum cleaners and dish washers were only invented after men were forced by emancipation to take part in house activities and that if women had had to do it alone, they still would live in caves. There is some truth in it, I guess. If there were only men, weâd probably had discovered nuclear weapons around 1200. But weâd probably have used them to wipe out everything by 1300.