Schieffer: Hey, guys, the ladies are beating you

(CBS News) So the military has decided to let women who qualify join combat units and everyone is talking about what a good thing that is for women.

I have a slightly different take. I think it is a good thing for the military.

I'm sorry guys, but we're not doing all that well these days. Maybe you haven't noticed, but for years now, women have been outperforming men at every level from elementary school to graduate school. There are still more men running companies, but there are more and more women moving into top jobs every day, and how could it be otherwise?

Women are now the majority on college campuses, more of them graduate, and more of them earn masters degrees. Last year hedge funds run by women did better than those managed by men.

If current trends hold, by mid-century the majority of doctors in this country will be women.

There are still more guys than women hanging out in sports bars. And at the risk of interrupting their game, it might be a good idea to check out what these ladies are up to.

If for no other reason, they're probably going to be your boss. It won't hurt to figure out what impresses them.

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    Bob Schieffer is CBS News' chief Washington correspondent and anchor of Face the Nation.

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