English Composition 101 Honors
Dr. C. Garner
Essay Assignment 5 – Causal Analysis
How many men does it take to build a building?
It seems to take a lot more men
to do it than women, judging by the ratio of men to women in the construction business.
My best friend’s mother, an able construction worker, loves to tell this ‘how many men
does it take to screw in a light bulb’ –esque joke and she’s much better at telling it, too.
But, the fact is, there seems to be far too few women in the male dominated construction
industry today. This is, of course, due to a variety of reasons, mostly stemming from long
ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Construction has been around for quite some time.
It’s not exactly prehistoric,
but buildings existed at the start of complex civilization. Obviously, if there were
buildings around, there had to be people to construct them.
Thus the construction worker
Who was the average construction worker, you ask?
It was, I imagine, the
large, burly hard working man that wasn’t afraid of getting obscenely dirty.
Just the men,
and only the men, would do work like this.
Unfortunately, for modern feminists, back in
the day (which was a Wednesday, if you didn’t know) women weren’t exactly defined as