CBS's 'Man With a Plan': Sexist to Think Women Shouldn't Be Construction Workers

"What's there not to like? I get to smash stuff, get to drive big machines..."

On Monday’s Man With a Plan, viewers are treated to a lesson on sexism, courtesy of a left-wing worldview. The December 11th installment of the CBS comedy — entitled “Battle of the Sexists” — finds husband and father Adam faced with a workplace decision.

In the episode, construction contractor Adam needs to hire a foreman. Overhearing his discussion of the topic with friends and coworkers, his wife, Andi — who’s gone back to work and left him to spend more time with the kids — accuses him of being (trigger warning!)…sexist. Adam, it seems, is focused only on hiring a (trigger warning again) man:

Andi: Hey — just out of curiosity, why does it have to be a guy?

Would any real wife of a construction contractor ask this question?

Adam: What do you mean?

Andi: Well, all the applicants are men.

Don: Well, the job is foreman. It's for a man.

Adam: No, that's not why. Okay, look -- my crew are big, tough guys, so I need an even bigger, tougher guy to boss them around. Plus, we have porta-potties. Those things don't flush. It's no place for a lady.

Sounds reasonable…

Andi: You are the father of two daughters. Would you want Emme and Kate being denied opportunities?

Adam: At a construction site? Yes. Look, I do what I do so they can have the kind of namby-pamby jobs where your boss has a ponytail and you can call in sad.

Andi: So, women can only do namby-pamby jobs?

Adam: No, no, I just... Why is everyone so quiet?

In defense of himself, Adam tells Andi, “Look — men are better at some things, and women are better at others.” In the real world, of course, this is common sense; but this being Hollywood, Andi responds by calling Adam sexist. Nevertheless, he accepts her challenge to find a woman who is qualified for the job. From there, the show goes to the only place Hollywood knows to take it -- it turns out that none of the men Adam interviews are right for the job; a woman comes along, and she’s perfect:

Adam: So, Zara, uh, what do you like about construction?

Zara: What's there not to like? I get to smash stuff, get to drive big machines, and when you're finished, there's something there that wasn't there before.

Yeah — pretty much the typical American female.

Adam: Good answer. The last guy said he liked how easy it was to quit.

Don: I see you went to college. In this job, we build colleges. We don't go to them.

Zara: If you look at the next line, you'll see that I got a degree in construction management.

Lowell: Oh, a big fancy college girl. I'm sorry. I can't give you guff. You seem lovely.

Adam: Zara, the issue I'm having here is you don't have a ton of on-site experience.

Zara: Yeah, it's hard for a woman to get a job on a work site. Guys just hire other guys.

Adam, Don, Lowell: What?

Zara: Look, I have enough experience to know that you'd already have your roof up if your guys weren't shooting dice behind that forklift.

Adam: Don, you said you were gonna handle that.

Don: I did. They cut us in for 20%. That's how we got the fancy coffee maker.

Zara: I'll take care of this. Hey! Get back to work! Every minute you're on your ass, I'm docking your pay!

Adam: Oh, they're moving now. Look, Big Ernie just ran into a hole.

Don: Oh, it's okay. Little Ernie is helping him out.

Adam: Now they're both in the hole.

Zara: Nice guys.

Adam: Very impressive. I haven't seen Big Ernie move that fast since his ex-wife came down here. You know — I think she's hired.

But wait! Andi finds out Zara is an ex-stripper, so she demands she be fired, telling Adam, “I am just not comfortable with you working ten hours a day with somebody who used to dance for schlumpy perverts.” Adam now calls Andi sexist, asking, “How could you, the mother of two daughters, be so judgmental? That's women keeping women down -- that's what that is.” Andi isn’t buying it. “Look, I believe that any woman should be able to have any job,” she says, “unless she's a stripper and it's with my husband.”

In the show’s ultimate teachable moment, Zara shares that her parents wouldn’t support her in pursuing her dream of construction work, so she paid for it by stripping. She proclaims, “I did what I had to do…And I know some people might judge me, but I don’t care. I’m proud of myself. I wasn’t going to let anybody tell me how I could live my life.” This inspires Andi, who decides she doesn’t mind Adam working with a stripper.

From the episode, we learn:

    •    Women like to work construction.   
    •    Sometimes, women can do manly jobs better than men.
    •    It’s okay to seek to hire a girl specifically; 
         and women should always support someone if it's a woman. 
         Both of these are sexist, but sexism is okay when it’s pro-women.
    •    It’s sexist to want a manly boss who can keep manly men in line.
    •    The only way for a woman to pay for college is to dance naked.
    •    Strippers and aspiring construction workers are the same people.
    •    Strippers should be proud of themselves.
    •    Wives should let their husbands hire ex-strippers down at the construction site.

No wonder they call it Hollyweird. This is the modern age, when political agenda is more important than entertainment, and narrative is preferable to reflecting anything resembling the real world. The Left are relentless in their attempts at indoctrination, but it's doubtful that most viewers responded to Monday's Man With a Plan with anything other than an eye-roll.