If you look and listen to Trump’s supporters, they’re constantly saying things like, “Trump’s going to make everything okay.” This is what I mean by the “Big Daddy” complex. It’s alive and well in America, and if you’re wondering why more women aren’t represented in tech and government, listen to what people really want. They want to be told what to do, just like the family waited for Big Daddy to tell them what to do in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The whole point of the play is to show how people wait in silent and subservient expectation for someone to do their thinking for them. Until that’s dealt with, all this talk about women being under-represented in mute. People have to start acting like grown-ups. Once they do, I’ve believe equality will follow.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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