Nothing causes men to latch up quicker than a discussion or article on “Women’s Issues.” We are, by definition, not included. More to the point, it almost certainly is going to stray into something we’d rather not hear about in the first place given that it’s almost certainly going to make us feel brutish, inadequate, or queasy.
Don’t worry guys, this is not about menstruation. This is about the stuff we can actually do.
A time of great change means that we have to cast off the old and give birth to the new – we need reform. How do we achieve that? History has shown us a remarkable way – bringing women to power. Is it because women are the consummate outsiders in a male world? Is it because they have a different perspective that is lacking in traditional power schemes?
Whatever the reasons, history has show that women have been more than great leaders. Perhaps Sec. Clinton will be able to continue this tradition, and Sen Warren (D-MA) certainly has her own following. Angela Merkel has become a de facto leader in an EU that is adrift and in dire need of strong leadership. Nicola Sturgeon and Rachel Notley recently led their parties to huge gains in Scotland and Alberta. There will be more.