If Women Governed

I’ve always wondered how the world would be today if women were in charge. Men have governed us almost exclusively, and I’d say they have done a pretty miserable job, to put it mildly. While speaking in generalities has its weaknesses, I’m not going to worry about that here. I don’t know if it’s the overabundance of testosterone that we men possess, or just what it is, but the male macho mindset is obviously not doing the world much good, especially these days.

We are at mind-boggling crossroads in our world today: wanton greed unchecked, war, Global Warming, overpopulation, a global economy in meltdown, terrorism, famine, disease, poverty, gangs, drugs, and any number of other suffocating ills haunting the human race. Would things change with females running the show? I am screaming a definite “yes” with two big thumbs way up!

Each gender has its share of miscreants and bad guys, but when it comes to the world at large; it’s mostly the male side that has embroiled us in so many horrendous scenarios. The rampant greed and big bully corporate culture that does as it pleases without regard to the masses is a completely male-dominated enterprise.

It’s all about the men, if you ask me. I think the feminine touch is what is called for, especially in this turbulent day and age. Women have always been below men in so many ways, being second-class citizens in many cultures. In regard to earning power, women have always made far less money than men, often for the very same jobs. Women are often left to bear the brunt of childbearing and child-rearing. In many countries, women have no voice while their men trot off to run roughshod on the people they are supposed to be serving.

It’s high time for a change in global consciousness, and women are at the very heart of it. I have long believed that women are the stronger of the sexes. They may have less strength when it comes to heavy lifting, but emotionally, compassionately, and intelligently speaking, they are really the ones with all the power. Sometimes I think they do have quite a bit of control, letting their men carry on as they must, while running the real show in the background. But, that’s more likely wishful thinking than reality.

When you look at the long list of powerful women who have made gigantic contributions to our civilization, it is unending if you really explore and research the topic.

Just as we now have our first Black president here in the United States, I also long for the day when a woman gets to break through. I believe women in power would exhaust all options before sending children into war. They would put human life well above big oil profits and subprime mortgage schemes.

They would champion the environment above raping it for all its scarce precious resources. They would put the health, safety and education of the world’s children in first position on any priority “to-do” list.

Women would know how to budget a nation’s monetary resources so that it could be spent on the things that matter most to the people who created it in the first place. Taxpayers would finally get their rightfully deserved best bang for their buck. Wouldn’t that be a change we could all believe in?!

You hear all the PMS jokes, and so much other derogatory and defamatory woman-bashing humour. But, it’s really the male-dominant culture that deserves the most ribbing. They’ve made this world into the vast wasteland that it currently is today.

I can hear the chuckling and the expletives now. C’mon you tough guys, give our better halves a shot at beginning to undo all the damage we have done. Do you have the guts and manly fortitude to turn the reigns of governance over to the fairer sex? We’ve tangled the fabric of life into a rat’s nest of despair. Only a woman could have the patience to unsnarl it.

Think “bottom line” here: what if our lives took a sudden turn for the better with women at the helm? While I realize that for this to happen be an extreme long shot, I can always hope. After all, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that bus in the Deep South, didn’t she?


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