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Men do a terrible job in ruling our world. So it is about time we allow women to rule instead and see if they can do a better job.

Men have ruled our world for all of recorded history, which has been a story of continuous wars, genocide, injustice, oppression and poverty. History demonstrates time and time again, that men do a terrible job in ruling our world.
We can find the reasons why in the instincts of male animals. Every spring, animals like stags, bulls and rams will fight each other for dominance and access to females. Men likewise have similar instincts but they fight with far more deadly weapons like spears, swords, rifles, machine guns, aircraft, bombs and rockets. In the 20th century men came close to committing global suicide through nuclear warfare in the cold war between the USSR and NATO.
Men have also failed to create a fair and equal society. Again, this is because of the masculine competitive instinct. An alpha stag has no intention of sharing any of his harem with any other stag. We see exactly the same attitude in any society ruled by men, with a big gap between rich and poor.
So would Women do a better job? As we see with all female animals, they have a powerful maternal instinct. Without this powerful instinct to nurture their young most mammals and birds on this planet, would go extinct. Likewise, women are natural carers and most will devote their lives caring for children, as well as the sick, disabled, elderly and animals. If we had true matriarchal governments they would want to nurture and care for the people they rule.
It is true that nowadays, most female politicians like Margaret Thatcher show little compassion for others. But when women join patriarchal political parties they have to act and behave like men to gain respect and promotion. So in this system only the most ruthless and aggressive women obtain any position of power. This is why we need to have true matriarchal political parties made up only of women. So women can be themselves and act and behave like nurturing and caring women. And so nurture the countries they rule.


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  • Apr 12 2013: The evidence I present of women being better rulers than men, is that men are far more violent than women. More than 99% of all violence committed in our world is done by men. It is men who fight in wars, commit genocide and commit far more violent crime, than women. So it means that while men continue to rule our world we will always have conflict and wars. If we want to live in a world without wars and violence then we need women to rule it. This is very important today when we have nuclear weapons. North Korea is showing us what a mad male rulers can do, if he has nuclear warheads and powerful rockets. With the spread of nuclear weapons they will get in the hands of more despotic male dictators. So the people need to know, that they would be better off if they were ruled by women.
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      Apr 12 2013: Question from the SAT:
      There is an island with two tribes, each tribe had people of two kinds - those who crack the egg from the flat end, and those who crack the egg from the pointy end. from the begining of time only those who cracke the egg from the flat end ruled their tribe. From time to time there was war between the two tribes. what do you infer on the diffrence between those who cracke the egg from the pointy side and those who crack it from the flat side?

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