For centuries, women in power have been dismissed as incapable of effectively ruling over a population, due to their 28th day each month influencing their rational thought process. This morning while watching the news coverage of Gaza, the Middle East and the commuter plane that was SHOT down, I am prepared to say aloud that the thought WOMEN are controlled by our uterus is a bunch of BS.
Several reports state less that 5% of government positions (worldwide) are occupied by women. From the highest level; Queen, President, Prime Minister on down the line to local government, women do not wield very much power or influence when in comes to governing the citizens of the world. And the 95% – MEN – who do hold office say we should breathe a sigh of relief that is the case. After all, every 28 days a woman becomes unbalanced, off kilter, angry, moody, cranky and prone to emotional outburst and violence. If this is TRUE, then why is 90% of all crimes committed by MEN and more than half of those acts directed at women? Now, I’m not all that gifted when it comes to math, but those numbers don’t seem to add up. If the myth held water, then men would live in a world similar to the film “The Purge” with axe wielding females swinging wildly each and every day.
As a woman, I will admit and or say, yes, every 28 days or so I do fight the desire to camp out in a dark room with chocolate, peanut butter and “Notting Hill”. During that time, I find it difficult not to break down and weep if a Hallmark commercial tweaks my heart strings, but aside from an occasional attempt to incinerate my husband with my (wishful thinking!) laser beam eyes after he incorrectly responds to the question, “Do I look bloated?” I have not EVER committed an act of violence during my menstrual cycle. Maybe because I felt bloated, fatigued..it seemed like a HUGE effort…ugh, I wanted a nap.
I have yet to meet a woman who tried to compensate for her small breasts (or stature) by purchasing a Corvette or Ferrari or packing a big gun (no pun intended…okay, it was!). During our teen years, a woman learns to disguise, emphasis or distract from various body parts. We push it up, bind it down or suck it in. Or save up and get it “fixed”. But it is truly a rare woman who will seek power, bully or harm another person driven solely based by her desire to prove her small breasts are more than adequate…
Are women influenced by our emotions and the need to nurture, comfort, educate, console, love, shelter, encourage, protect – YES! And this is a bad thing? Empathy = weakness? Women are more prone to hash it out, talk it through (exhaustively) and often times make the effort to try and see BOTH sides of a situation. While we may be unhappy with what we see, we will try to accept that our desired outcome may not be the best outcome for all concerned. Vanity will be set aside in order to reach a compromise.
Women are not perfect, nor is this Post meant to insinuate 100% of women fit this model. Women do kill. Women do manipulate. Women do cheat, lie, commit crimes and do horrific things. BUT, statistically, men do all of those things at a significantly higher rate.
Our world is dying. Our people are dying. Something needs to change FAST. Between human destructive behavior and Mother Nature’s obvious fury (fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, mud slides, drought, etc in SIZE and SCOPE never before seen or recorded) our current path is one leading us to self destruction.
I PROPOSE THAT ALL GOVERNMENTS WORLDWIDE UNITE and allow women to rule, on all levels, for FIVE YEARS / HALF A DECADE and then we come together and discuss the results.
I am willing to bet everything I have that within those 5 years several events occur:
1. The end of war(s). Maybe there is something to the “I carried and incubated another human” that creates a genetic pre disposition toward sustaining / protecting/ valuing life.
2. ALL children will have access to clean water, food, education and shelter. It is second nature for most women to willingly jump through hoops to meet the needs of a child who is suffering, or in need.
3. Pollution will be reduced by half.
4. Our governments debts will be paid and accounts balanced. Any woman who can feed, clothe and pay for household expenses – we do whatever it takes to keep a $ in our wallet for a rainy day. We’ll round up those Extreme Couponers and put them on the books! Done!
I won’t go so far as to say World Peace will reign. It won’t. But if a fight breaks out in Congress or Parliament, and I have to face off against a “Bitch” or a “Dictator” – the bitch will bite, scratch and pull hair, toss a few nasty catty comments my way, then be done. If history is our guide, a dictator might pull a gun and shoot me. Neosporin and Band Aids vs. a bullet? You choose.
SO I WANT 95% OF GOVERNEMENT (OR HIGHER) TO HAVE FIVE YEARS WITH WOMEN GOVERNING THE WORLD – HOW MUCH WORSE CAN WE DO THAN OUR MALE COUNTER PARTS HAVE DONE?