Skip to comments.Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?
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.
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.
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Hear them roar:
Why Women Should Rule the World
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Quonset Point, Rhode Island is missing theirs.
Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?
If a man speaks in the woods and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong?
....there would be a couple days a month when men don’t get yelled at for everything?
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.
My brother put it more succilently. He said he was the head of his household only in the nautical definition of the word head.
50,000,000 cradles not rocked since Roe...
“There would be no wars, but every 28 days there would be some real heavy negotiating.” - Robin Williams
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.
The wouldn’t be a Kim Jong-il , Chavez, Castro, Putin, Hussein, Barry unknown last name, Ahmadinejad...
So imagine this meeting...a President Nancy Pelosi...meeting up against “Iron Lady” Thatcher. Who would win?
Does Dee Dee Myers consider an elected leader of a democracy to be the ‘ruler’ of that democracy?
Nikki Haley, 2016
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..
They already got the 19th Amendment, and with it destroyed a nation.
What more do they want?
Doesn't mean facts have changed.
Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir.