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Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?
BBC News Magazine ^ | 3-7-2013 | Dee Dee Myers

Posted on 03/09/2013 7:30:47 AM PST by haffast

Not so long ago, the idea that women might rule the world seemed slightly ridiculous - like something out of science fiction. But in an essay to mark International Women's Day, political analyst and former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers argues it's now a topic that can be seriously discussed.

Women clearly lacked the intellectual capacity and emotional fortitude to make the difficult decisions that leadership required. It wasn't bias, it was biology - it was just the way women were made.

But that was then. In recent decades, attitudes and ideas have changed - and fast. That's not to say that every corner of the world has welcomed women moving from the traditional and private into the modern and public. But move they have.

So what's changed? A lot. As a huge and growing body of research and experience makes clear, empowering women makes things better. Not perfect. But better.

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Former US Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice says she has learned first-hand that you need women to participate in the peace process.

"First and foremost women are often the guardians of the village, the family, and are therefore the ones who suffer most in conflict zones. They're often the target of marauding forces, the target of those who would rape and maim and if you can engage them in the process, then they also can help the society to heal."

So empowering women isn't about political correctness, it's about improving outcomes. It's about investing in stronger economies and healthier communities - it's about ending conflicts, and sustaining peace. It's about improving the quality of life for people all over the world.

Empowering women isn't just the right thing, it's the necessary thing. And because women are increasingly ruling, the world is changing for the better.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bbcbias; bible; clinton; communismkills; condoleezza; feminazism; feminist; gender; rice; savethemales; sexism; usefulidiots; women; womensday; womensmovement
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It takes a woman to rule a village.

Hear them roar:

Why Women Should Rule the World
[Bargain Price] [Paperback] Dee Dee Myers
http://www.amazon.com/Why-Women-Should-Rule-World/dp/B002WTC99M


Quonset Point, Rhode Island is missing theirs.

1 posted on 03/09/2013 7:30:48 AM PST by haffast
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To: haffast

Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?

They don’t???


2 posted on 03/09/2013 7:32:42 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

If a man speaks in the woods and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong?


3 posted on 03/09/2013 7:34:57 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: haffast

....there would be a couple days a month when men don’t get yelled at for everything?


4 posted on 03/09/2013 7:37:15 AM PST by jughandle
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To: haffast

There have been viable women-run societies before. Like the Navajos. They tend to be peaceful and last a long time. They also tend not to change or improve. If you want change or improvement, a male-run society can stir things up, invent things, expand empires, etc.. But it is dangerous.

If you want a healthy balance between stability and innovation, try a mutually respectful cooperation between the two. (like a good marriage).

And pray a lot.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 7:37:26 AM PST by married21
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To: SECURE AMERICA
My Daddy used to tell me to never trust a husband who said he was the head of the household because he'd lie about other things, too.

My brother put it more succilently. He said he was the head of his household only in the nautical definition of the word head.

6 posted on 03/09/2013 7:37:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: haffast
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

50,000,000 cradles not rocked since Roe...

7 posted on 03/09/2013 7:37:48 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: jughandle

“There would be no wars, but every 28 days there would be some real heavy negotiating.” - Robin Williams


8 posted on 03/09/2013 7:37:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Exactly. Women, and emasculated males are who are in charge of our world at the moment - and it shows in our inability to make the hard choices necessary for our very survival.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 7:37:58 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: haffast

The wouldn’t be a Kim Jong-il , Chavez, Castro, Putin, Hussein, Barry unknown last name, Ahmadinejad...


10 posted on 03/09/2013 7:39:24 AM PST by bgill
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To: rockrr

So imagine this meeting...a President Nancy Pelosi...meeting up against “Iron Lady” Thatcher. Who would win?


11 posted on 03/09/2013 7:39:32 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: haffast
YES

HELL NO


12 posted on 03/09/2013 7:39:54 AM PST by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: haffast
If women ruled the world, we would have totalitarian government of infinite size with zero private property and zero freedom, other than to bugger anybody you wanted and abortion would be mandatory.

http://johnrlott.tripod.com/op-eds/WashTimesWomensSuff112707.html

13 posted on 03/09/2013 7:40:31 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: haffast

Does Dee Dee Myers consider an elected leader of a democracy to be the ‘ruler’ of that democracy?


14 posted on 03/09/2013 7:40:41 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: haffast

Nikki Haley, 2016


15 posted on 03/09/2013 7:41:32 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: haffast
Woman's Day here in Russia is nothing like Dee Dee Myers all the halfwit liberals imagine it to be. Woman's Day is a combination of St. Valentine's Day and Mother's Day on steroids. Stores sell more chocolate, champagne and flowers than at any other time of year. It's also a great day for catering parties.

All this is to celebrate women for being women. NOT an opportunity for a few hags to complain that the world would be a better place if women were in charge.

BTW, there is a “Men's Day” celebrated in Russia. It used to be known as Red Army Day, but in recent years the government has tried to make it broader, although many people still regard it a celebration of those who served in the Red Army..

16 posted on 03/09/2013 7:42:45 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: haffast

They already got the 19th Amendment, and with it destroyed a nation.

What more do they want?


17 posted on 03/09/2013 7:43:01 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: haffast
In recent decades, attitudes and ideas have changed ...

Doesn't mean facts have changed.

18 posted on 03/09/2013 7:44:00 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Slyfox


19 posted on 03/09/2013 7:46:01 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 7:46:58 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: married21
There have been viable women-run societies before. Like the Navajos. They tend to be peaceful and last a long time.

Didn't the Mohawks have a deliberative body with only women leaders that made all the decisions on important matters - like war? I don't think anyone would even remotely describe the Mohawks as "peaceful", they were one of the most militaristic and brutal Indian nations in North America.


21 posted on 03/09/2013 7:47:40 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

Perhaps “stable” would have been a better word? I didn’t know about the Mohawk women’s council. Interesting.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 7:49:21 AM PST by married21
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To: haffast

The world would end up like Starnesville.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 7:55:43 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: haffast
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."

Ha, Ha, Ha!

24 posted on 03/09/2013 7:55:51 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: vbmoneyspender

Dee Dee ran like hell when Bubba touched her on the butt.

Is thatwhat would happen if women ruled the world?


25 posted on 03/09/2013 7:56:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: haffast

Women are the de facto rulers of America. Their liberal voting trend has helped usher in the current mess. If the majority of our representatives were women, it would arguably be even worse.


26 posted on 03/09/2013 7:56:57 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: gorush
"If a man speaks in the woods and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong?"

Yes, of course.

Happens all the time.

27 posted on 03/09/2013 7:56:58 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Venturer

Actually, Dee Dee holds the distinction of having serviced both Bill AND Hillary!


28 posted on 03/09/2013 7:57:53 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: married21
If you want a healthy balance between stability and innovation,
try a mutually respectful cooperation between the two.
(like a good marriage).

Bingo

Be Grateful for each Gift and Perspective
And Honor that others are Honorable to Their Gifts

You don't have to understand it
I stay confused all the time, but it works

29 posted on 03/09/2013 7:57:58 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: haffast
uhh....

No.

30 posted on 03/09/2013 7:58:50 AM PST by bigbob
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To: haffast

Heavy metal and video games would’ve been banned. No thanks


31 posted on 03/09/2013 8:01:13 AM PST by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Yeah. I was wondering about that myself. It would be news to my beloved wife.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 8:01:35 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: haffast

Women have always ruled the world. If men ruled the world we would still be living in caves and hunting game with sharp sticks. Every advance in the history of civilization was made to make some woman happy.


33 posted on 03/09/2013 8:02:02 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: haffast

Depends on what women.

Margret Thatcher or Golda Meir - yep!

Mickey obama or Mary Landrieu - nope!


34 posted on 03/09/2013 8:02:31 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: haffast
what if they ruled the world? will that be the end of the world?
35 posted on 03/09/2013 8:04:07 AM PST by Drawn7979
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To: Vigilanteman

;-)
My husband and I decided that one of us always had to make the final decision.
So he would be the final arbiter of big decisions, I would be for the lesser.
So far in forty years nothing big has come up.


36 posted on 03/09/2013 8:04:26 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The key to a successful marriage is for the wife to know who is boss and for her to occasionally allow the husband to pretend that it is him.


37 posted on 03/09/2013 8:05:22 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Night Hides Not
The world would end up like Starnesville.

Exactly. The men of ability would simply leave and go elsewhere.

38 posted on 03/09/2013 8:06:43 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: haffast

We would all have a lot more shoes.


39 posted on 03/09/2013 8:10:20 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: hummingbird

A man needs a woman like a bicycle needs a fish! haha

Pray for America


40 posted on 03/09/2013 8:14:21 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: married21
Perhaps “stable” would have been a better word?

But that's the whole point - there's this pop-psychology meme being spread for the last 40 years that, if women were in charge, there would be no more wars or conflict in the world, just peace, because women "aren't violent", and "care about children".

And I'm calling BS - because women are still human, and subject to the same motives & emotions (greed, covetousness, jealousy, anger, humiliation, etc.) that drive men to conflicts and war.


41 posted on 03/09/2013 8:15:17 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Old Sarge

They already got the 19th Amendment, and with it destroyed a nation.

What more do they want?
______________________________________________________________
Seriously? I find it quite sad that you feel the need to write such a statement. If you really feel that women have destroyed a nation, you must have a set of blinders on.

The destruction of ‘civilized’ society has most always, IMO, rested on the head of mankind.

Mankind being generic for people. People of both sexes can take the credit and the blame for what goes on in this country. IMO, it’s the people who don’t pay attention to what is REALLY going on and who behave like freaking sheep following whatever is popular, that are to blame for societal breakdown.

And no...I don’t believe it’s women’s fault alone. But you, of course, are entitled to your opinion.


42 posted on 03/09/2013 8:16:50 AM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: jjotto

I would not be surprised.


43 posted on 03/09/2013 8:19:20 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?
They don’t???

lol...they DID....they used to have it made. Get to spend all the time with your family or friends while the menfolk went out into dangerous situations, went to war, busted their butts working to bring home money.

And then the women's liberation movement screwed THAT all up.

44 posted on 03/09/2013 8:20:36 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: haffast
The frantic and overpowering insistence of so-called "progressives" like Dee Dee to concede the right to decide which child is allowed to realize its right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, and which child is to be deprived of those Creator-endowed, thus unalienable, rights, would indicate that, in the "progressive" view, women do, in fact, "rule the world."

Surprisingly, "progressive" men have bought into that idea.

That kind of concession to coercive power by any imperfect individual or collection of imperfect individuals was not the intention of the Framers of the Constitution of the United States, as is evidenced by the historical record.

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."

"Ideas have consequences." - Weaver

45 posted on 03/09/2013 8:21:38 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: canuck_conservative

My wife always says if women were in charge they would just nuke everybody and be done with it. She is very wise.

Just like all liberal myths, the truth is likely just the opposite of what they say. If you can kill your own baby, what other bridges are there?

Pray for America


46 posted on 03/09/2013 8:22:48 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: haffast

Dee Dee, since you consider yourself an intellectual because you wrote a book . . .

NO ONE RULES THE WORLD

Not men, not women.

There are over 200 separate countries.

None of them control everything politically, economically or militarily.

GOT IT YET DUMMY?


47 posted on 03/09/2013 8:23:17 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: svcw
My husband and I decided that one of us always had to make the final decision.

I found out how to get my way every time. The wife didn't care as long as she got the last word. So after outlining how it was going to be, I just shut up and listened without responding further until she wound down. Then we did it my way.

48 posted on 03/09/2013 8:24:46 AM PST by imardmd1
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To: conservaKate; Old Sarge

Where’s that graphic Ann Coulter made showing government spending before the 19th Amendment, and after?


49 posted on 03/09/2013 8:30:18 AM PST by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: canuck_conservative



http://bible.cc/genesis/3-16.htm

50 posted on 03/09/2013 8:31:15 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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