After centuries of raping, pillaging, mutilations, acid throwing, beating, murdering, stoning, witch burnings, drownings, kidnapping, drugging, sex trafficking, pimping, child endangerment, giving mother’s children to abusive fathers, making women fight for every human right – just handed to man, shaming, humiliation, abuse, infanticide, eldercide, gendercide, violence – and a professor has finally figured out that the world would be a better place if it was run by women?
Why else would women be treated this way – if indeed we were not the healers and natural rulers. In fact, the author sets the premise that maleness is not the normal physiology and actually calls this departure from the norm – “the X-chromosome deficiency syndrome.”
I found the photo above in my feed on FB the other day – promptly re-posted to my Holy Hormones Honey! page – but I have to put it here… a great reminder that men were born of women. We sure as hell did not come from anyone’s rib. Women’s DNA is actually the fount of all of life. Never forget.
The Scientist has reprinted an excerpt from the book. You can read it here.
A Better World, Run by Women
Wall Street Journal
March 6, 2015
By Melvin Konner
Hillary Clinton seems to be preparing to run for president, and the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina may yet enter the race on the Republican side. Whoever wins the White House in 2016, today it seems easily possible that within the next decade, the U.S. will follow Britain, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, India, Israel, Thailand, Norway and dozens of other countries in electing a woman to our most powerful office.
Can we predict the consequences? Yes, we can—and the news is good.
Research has found that women are superior to men in most ways that will count in the future, and it isn’t just a matter of culture or upbringing—although both play their roles. It is also biology and the aspects of thought and feeling shaped by biology. It is because of chromosomes, genes, hormones and brain circuits.
And no, by this I don’t mean what was meant by patronizing men who proclaimed the superiority of women in the benighted past—that women are lofty, spiritual creatures who must be left out of the bustle and fray of competitive life, business, politics and war, so that they can instill character in the next generation. I mean something like the opposite of that.
All wars are boyish. People point to Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi and Golda Meir as evidence that women, too, can be warlike. But these women were perched atop all-male hierarchies confronting other hypermasculine political pyramids, and they were masculinized as they fought their way to the top.