On the front of the Washington Post business section
this morning, there's an article about new cabinet members who received big bonuses when they left their private sector jobs to move to government. There are photographs of six cabinet members and capsule descriptions of their parting compensation packages.
My son, who's in 5th grade, looked at the photographs and said, "Why is there only one woman?"
I was struck by his reaction, because it shows that he has no idea that there might be an imbalance in the number of men and women appointed to these sorts of positions or that, among those women, far fewer would have come from the kinds of corporate jobs that pay in the millions. I personally see this as a positive development. It wouldn't even occur to him to think that women could not do the same jobs as men.
Now, about that deferred compensation... I'm still waiting for mine. Is there anyone whose compensation is more "deferred" than a novelist? I'd like to know.