“My persuasion can build a nation, endless power, the love we can devour you’ll do anything for me.” -Beyonce, Who Run the World (Girls)
It’s not my favorite song but when it comes to the particular effect that girls have on the world, words like this aren’t often spoken. Despite Beyonce’s “girl power” anthem, the world at large actually resembles a patriarchal society. But what if the world was run by girls? At the very least, it sounds like a refreshing change of pace. Nature gives the female half of our species abilities males lack. In a world facing trying times, widespread use of feminine traits and abilities stand to benefit us all.
A female dominated society is hard to imagine steeped in our male driven reality, but the world’s conflicts require more compassion, dialogue and understanding. Issues that should be within the realm of common sense divides votes, like ensuring the well-being of citizens with affordable healthcare. This kind of nonsense just wouldn’t happen under a Girl World Order (GWO).
So what’s a GWO?
A society whose underlying principals attribute power to women, yet promote an egalitarian environment. Everything from the simple stuff like a man taking a woman’s last name and the inheritance chain being linked to girls to the majority of leaders being women. Basically the gender opposite of the reality we know and love.
In some circles, this kind of talk is heresy. In others it will warrant tapping of your cell phone and email. Maybe it merely sounds like wishful thinking. Though when you see a world that can be better by being radically different, wishful thinking is always what helps get you there. So join us as we put on a pair of “what if” goggles to imagine some of the ways we’d be better off with girls running the world.
One of the ironies of life in America is the structures in place to support families. While every expert and person with any leverage to wag a finger will say, “It’s all about family” and “discipline and values start in the home,” the strongest institution in our nation–corporate America–is no place for children. The majority of employers have no childcare options and skim childcare benefits, if any.
Our leaders (most of them men) are quick to tout the importance of family but women live that reality, often by any means necessary and without the help of men. It doesn’t go down like that in a Girl World Order.
The GWO has legislation requiring qualifying employers to make provisions for parent employees. You’d never feel guilty for taking maternity or paternity leave and on site childcare would be a requirement for large-filthy rich corporations.
In the real world, education is a massive industry in our nation and infinitely more vital than TV commercials. If you think that’s an odd comparison, you’d be surprised to know that America spends more on money on advertising than education.
It’s plain to see that the GWO does a much better job of caring for our youth. Education is merely an extension of that. With a stronger focus on education, both in resources and classrooms built for the 21st century (as opposed to the current one built for the 20th century farm kid), we all grow up to be better equipped for prosperity.
Do men have a role in this agenda? Sure. Crunching the numbers and teaching the babies to meter their emotions. But the big decisions are better left to smart people with ovaries.
Non Violent Conflicts
Anyone remember that hippy slogan, peace in the middle east? It probably peaked in popularity about 30 years ago and to this day those people are still trying to eradicate one another. Many agree that there are times when force is necessary but a civilized mind sees that it is overused and perpetuated by testosterone driven nations.
In the GWO, the world is shaped by women, who respond differently to conflict than male counterparts. Of course there would still be conflicts and likely a lot more “cold war” scenarios. But giving another country a inferiority complex beats dropping an A-bomb any day.
The allure of sexuality is one of the most powerful sways a woman has over a man. In the GWO it also comes with the de facto power inherited by women. That added edge pads girls’ paycheck a little more than it does men. There’s no such thing as a “gold digging” woman because the notion that a woman trades her sexuality for money isn’t demonized. Sex workers are licensed, regulated and tolerated, if not respected. “It’s a woman’s world” explains it all.
Next to the men making the world’s biggest decision’s has been women shaking their heads, saying, “I don’t know. Something’s not right about this.”
“Do you have a better idea?” The big man asked. But she didn’t. It wasn’t based on logic or reason, it was just a feeling. So he told her, “Don’t worry sweety, just let me handle it.”
In some cases she did have a better idea but it’s impractical, flighty or indirect. That’s what intuition is. And it plays a larger role in the GWO. Envision intuition development courses for men and women, strong educational focus on emotional and environmental intelligence, all of which lead to better decision-making on global issues like climate, fuel sources and food supplies.
In the GWO, there’s still hot it just looks very different. A woman-led fashion industry keeps the good and makes the bad better. We’re talking smarter materials i.e. heels that absorb shock and distribute weight evenly, reducing wear on your body. Maybe even something that prevents your feet from looking like pressed toast. A GWO also avoids promoting hot to the extent that children are lead to develop eating disorders and other self image issues.
Chivalry has been on a steady decline since womans suffrage and on through the rise of equality between the sexes. Whatever perks a lady had in those more onerous eras is by today’s standards are rare treat. But the GWO hasn’t had the war of sexes, never needed a feminist movement and as a result didn’t suffer the blow to male moral. So chivalry isn’t only alive and well-its thriving. Men’s magazine titles that read, “10 Hot Chivalry Trends of 2011” are not uncommon and there’s at least one non-profit aimed at coming up with new ways for men to impress women.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our trip down GWO lane. I’m sure you can think of a million ways a GWO would make more sense than the status quo. Well, don’t just keep it to yourself. Tell the world!