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  • Wed, Jun 17, 2009 - 10:44pm

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    Re: matriarchy

Jerry

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  • Thu, Jun 18, 2009 - 06:30am

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Why do people think that women would automatically make superior leaders? Isn’t this sexism of a sort?

  • Thu, Jun 18, 2009 - 06:53am

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    Re: matriarchy

Better question: Why do we need leaders on a national level?

Wouldn’t localized leaders be better equipped to represent their people?
The problem isn’t the gender, it’s attenuation based on the scope of interests being represented.

The broader the mainstream gets, the harder it is to cross.

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  • Thu, Jun 18, 2009 - 07:13am

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    Re: matriarchy

Aaron, are you an anarchist in the classical sense?
 

  • Thu, Jun 18, 2009 - 07:30am

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    Re: matriarchy

Anarchy is a transient state between governments. Just like peace is a transient state between war.

I support self-governing autocracies, but generally… Yes. The Professor in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" is probably the closest I have to a political mirror.

That said, The idea of having anyone "lording" over me doesn’t sit well.
A respected person who’s shown good judgement is one thing, a plutocrat ordained by material wealth is another entirely.

Rambling.

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  • Thu, Jun 18, 2009 - 09:59am

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Women and Men are like Ying and Yang – you need both to have balance.

The dominance of Men in this world has caused an imbalance which is so obvious to see. women in power would have the same effect – an imbalance. what we need is an appreciation for both sexes for they both offer different things to every situation. how about a leader team made up of equal amounts of women and men.

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  • Thu, Jun 18, 2009 - 10:23pm

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It is not at all certain that matriachy means women leaders or (worse still) women in charge. See 4 above. There are possible models in nature – elephants and thats only what my limited brain can quickly conceive, meaning there are certainly a miriad of ways to be different from our present patriachy. Why limit ourselves to models from patriachy? Kind of defeating the purpose.

Leadership IMO has no value to human scale groups but experience has heaps, its invested in differing people at divergent times on divergent subjects. Leadership serves only to restrain the full benefit to be gained from experience.

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