About three and a half million years ago a hominoid climbed down from a tree, walked across the savanna, spied another hominoid, killed him with a rock and raped his woman.
About two hundred thousand years ago a Homo sapiens walked across a quarry in France, spied a Neanderthal, killed him with a spear and raped his woman.
This has been the hallmark of our species from the very beginning.
We are a violent society by nature, and men are all predators at some level. The males of our species are driven by self-aggrandizement and sex.
Women have always been the victims of our patriarchal nature, and were often painted as a defiler and emotionally unstable.
Prior to the last four decades, women were simply considered by men as an available piece of ass; wife mother and homemaker; or bitch/slut. Man’s rules.
Throughout the last forty years we have been moving toward a genderless society; a society where women will no longer be the habitual victims of men.
It has taken women moving into positions of power previously monopolized by men to affect this change: a woman twice running for President has, more than anything other incident, moved to shatter the glass ceiling.
Men’s accomplishments are outweighed by the outcome. In only a few thousand years men have moved this world to the brink of environmental disaster and nuclear annihilation.
I am old, and no longer have a stake in the outcome; but it is my observation that the only hope for humankind to avoid extinction is to replace men in power with women in power. There are more women then men and they could affect and change the outcome.
However, I am not optimistic, for over 50% of the white women in this country voted for Donald Trump. If women are not united, then gender equality will be the least of humanities’ problems.
|Shiva - the destroyer of worlds.|