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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 13 2013: I would agree wth some of the other respondents that it has already been done with no greater results. If that's true, then gender-defined leadership would not be the cure of society's ills. In my opinion, we must evolve our thinking and means of assessment across the whole of humanity for true harmonious living for us all.
    • Apr 13 2013: Evolving our thinking could take another few thousand or more years. Whereas Matriarchal governments are possible within this century. It is strange how people will clutch at any solution, except matriarchy.
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        Apr 13 2013: Wow. Ok. Maybe I wasnt clear. 'Matriarchy' is not new. There have been ruling queens, tribal preistesses, heads of state, and other great leadership roles heald by women throughout history. I merely stated that your 'idea' has been done before and we have their results. They were mostly decimated and it didnt seem to catch on and societies keep accepting mostly male leadership. Why is that? Is it because men have just overpowered female leaders and have taken controll? Or have the societies 'backed' male leadership more often? And why is that? I think we would find that it's not the gender of the leadership that results in our progress - that the solution lies elsewhere - and therefore 'forced' matriarchal leadership would have no effect on our rate of progress. And I disagree whole-heartedley that it would take 'a thousand years' to evolve our thinking. I've seen more progress in our regard for our fellow humans in my lifetime than in all of recorded history.
        • Apr 13 2013: A female head of a patriarchal government is not a matriarchy. A matriarchy is a government where all of it or most of it are women. As for 'force' men throughout history have forced their way into government through conquest, violent revolution and political murder but this is not an option for matriarchy. The only way we can have a matriarchal government is through democracy, where they are elected into power. And the only way they can say in power is to prove to the people, they are better leaders than any patriarchal political party.
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        Apr 13 2013: Interesting, and thnx for continuing the conversation. I would agree with your observation of the effectiveness of democracy. Why then do you think we still have patriarchal rule with so many talented women throughout herstory (pun intended) in democratic societies?

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