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kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Women in power

That is what is lacking in America. No enough female influence in law making and policy making.

 

Two distinct problems. Excessive testosterone in the decision makers. Diminishing testosterone in policy makers.

 

Not contrary view points in that excessive testosterone creates aggressive behavior and the desire to dominate both the political arena and world events. Diminishing testosterone has the same effects as those so troubled are still trying to prove their manhood by a belligerant attitude. Compromise on anything being a sign of weakness. Something no manly man would do.

 

I say turn it over to the ladies. Their psychological make up is far superior. They would focus more on the well being of the family and the children in providing a safe environment both locally and internationally. They would not be inventing threats foreign and domestic to use political power are a reason to produce excessive military spending in both money material and human assets.

 

Historically, I suppose you can find a woman intent on foreign domination but I don't know of any female Stalins, Hitlers, Caesers or Napoleons. Perhaps Catherine the great but then I know little about her.

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Democratforlife
Senior Contributor

Re: Women in power

Yeah right, this coming from a man who holds his wife down.

Hawken Cougar
Senior Contributor

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hardnox604008
Advisor

Re: Women in power

http://books.usatoday.com/book/robert-k-massie-catherine-the-great-portrait-of-a-woman/r563904

 

My wife's been reading this on Catherine the Great.

 

FWIW, she came to power almost solely becasue her husband was a complete idiot and there really wasn't any choice but to depose him. Also, she did have some lovers along the way but the crazier stories are an excellent example of how men have often turned to sexual defamation of women in politics.

 

 

hardnox604008
Advisor

Re: Women in power

I think the experience of the female whistleblowers on financial fraud and the regulators who clearly got it when the boyz didn't- Born, Warren, Shapiro, Bair indicates the value of women in contributing to leadership.

 

Despite all the pseudoscience about males and felamles that has been bandied about recently I wonder if it isn't more a matter of how men feed off each other as it is the different makeup of individual women. As much as anything they were always outside the club which made it a lot easier to see.

 

Men tend to make each other more aggressive and prone to taking risks but I'm also not sure it is a good idea to have a world run 100% by estrogenic females- I think a balance of men tends to moderate that behavior as well. 50/50 would be just fine.

 

As far as the world being more peaceful if women were in charge, maybe we'd have less advernturism but I'm also thinking that like Golda Meir, if women feel a threat to hearth and home they will assassinate, ethnic cleanse, wage aggressive pre-emptive war and probably nuke with the best of them.

 

As the old saying goes, the scariest thing about the native americans was that after the battle they'd turn the women loose on the enemy wounded.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Women in power

Yes, turn it over to Sarah Palin and Michele Backmann. They have both proven family is very important to them.

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: Women in power

Nox. I read what the Indian women did to Custer's troops after the Little Bighorn fiasco, but was this common practice? Never really heard about it elsewhere. They poked out eyeballs, did the castrations, and severed other body parts but this came after some massacres of their own people , women and children.

 

Never read much about the Sioux women mutilated settlers during the 1860's Dakota conflict...the braves were the ones that were assigned the blame for much of what went on then.

 

What was your source for this about Indian women in general?

James22
Senior Contributor

Re: Women in power

Nearly gave up, but somehow retained the belief you would eventually post something again that justified reading.  Studies show women are better arbitrators/compromisers then men and less likely to resort to violence.  I could easily vote for a women, not the highest office for Palin, but certainly Liz Cheney.

Hawken Cougar
Senior Contributor

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Women in power

I would say a patriotic woman that post on Agriculture.com.Smiley Wink