Calling on all women!

15 Mar

Calling on all women! It is time for the women of the world to realize their power. Isabel Allende has sounded the battle cry, and Bunker Roy has laid out the ground work. On a TED talk Allende talks of the passion that inspires action, and Roy tells how the power of women in the so called developing world has transformed entire villages in rural India and other places through grass roots, high tech training. It is a must see at TED talks. (The links are at the bottom.)

This world, with its male dominated religions and political systems, is at the brink of destruction. We are closer than ever to nuclear annihilation that will begin in the Middle East. Men are just not inclined to really live in peace–too much ego and alpha-male complex combined with wanderlust.

It is not to say that men are evil, they are misguided. That is to say men are led by other men, which is like the blind leading the blind. Worse, it is often the ethically blind leading the ethically ignorant. Men are capable of great feats when pointed in the right direction. The cliché that states that behind every successful man there is a woman is basically accurate.

The terrible state of this “man’s world” is a very good reason to  seriously consider women’s points of view and work with them in leadership positions.

Unity is powerful. Take note, each one of the fingers on the palm of the hand can be bent easily and even broken, but when the fingers curl tightly into a fist, there is invincible strength. So all together now ladies (and gentlemen). The time to act is now. Start a conversation: locally; on line; through demonstrations; write to your Congress person; make yourself heard; get involved.

Please take the time to watch the TED talks, which will take only half an hour for both presentations. It will be time well spent.

http://www.ted.com/talks/isabel_allende_tells_tales_of_passion.html

http://www.ted.com/talks/bunker_roy.html

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2 Responses to “Calling on all women!”

  1. volkwitch March 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I don’t know if I agree with all of your characterizations regarding the two sexes, but I definitely appreciate your call to arms. I love the phrase “the ethically blind leading the ethically ignorant.” The metaphor of the fist to represent unity is also powerful.

    • amnonymous9 March 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanx much, your scholarly comments are always appreciated and welcome.

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