Friday, February 13, 2009

Medical Evidence: Women Should Rule the World

Love it! Vicki Noble pointed out this segment on Good Morning America (Should Women Rule the World), and it's interesting. Essentially, they tested the saliva of Wall Street traders and their testosterone level was high; this leads to risk-taking. Whereas women (with our particular hormones) use both sides of our brain and tend to look at the bigger picture.

I've had my doubts after watching Margaret Thatcher, Condelezza Rice, etc. But I think if there were more women (instead of the lone woman amongst a bunch of men) they would be more likely to work as women rather than emulating a male management/decision style.

Vicki also writes, "Although the news women did not mention Dr. Taylor's name, I strongly recommend that you read her incredible book, The Tending Instinct, where she lays out the most amazing research results. This work is truly radical. I'm so pleased to see it finally getting the attention it deserves with conclusions that make sense instead of simply furthering a sentimental image of women as nurturers."

I did watch the bankers at the Congressional Hearing and I said the same thing. "They're all men!" There should be at least 51 women in the U.S. Senate and at least 218 women. According to Wikipedia, "There have been 37 women in the United States Senate since the establishment of that body in 1789. Women were first elected in number in 1992. Today, 17 of the 100 U.S. Senators are women. Thirteen of the women who have served were appointed; seven of those were appointed to succeed their deceased husbands." In the House of Reps, "229 women have served in total as of 2009. As of the 2008 elections, there are 74 women serving in the current House of Representatives."

Years ago I asked Mario what he thought the biggest problem in our world was. He said it was the treatment of women worldwide. I had always thought that was a huge problem, but not the biggest problem. But as he explained himself, I realized he was right. If women had equality and autonomy over their bodies worldwide, we wouldn't have overpopulation problems. If women were respected, then the creative force, i.e. Nature, would be respected and honored. Traditional "women's ways" would be honored, and greed and profit wouldn't be the bottom-line. I could go on, but I won't. You get the picture. The patriarchy has a lot to answer for.

2 comments:

Kitty said...

Not to mention the problems that men's fascination with war toys has caused.

Steve R. said...

Men are unsustainable....

 
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