This week the NASA landed the curiosity rover on Mars. Forbes magazine decided to ignore most of the people who made this historic achievement happen, namely men, in favor of congratulating the few women involved. The male scientists and engineers who made this happen and did all of the real work are being ignored in favor of women who are doing “important” tasks like providing a twitter feed of the rover. (If the government was serious about saving money, it could start by having the curiosity rover could easily do its own tweeting without a “social media team” on Earth.)
What would happen if you reversed the ratio of men to women involved with the curiosity rover? Would the men get any congratulations? Of course not, but that is a trick question. If the ratio of men to women was reversed, there would be no curiosity rover. Instead there would just be a lot of tweets about it.