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Oestrogen In Parliament?

21 November 2011, 14:09

"The world would be a peaceful place if it were ruled by women", these were the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu this Saturday. He said women were by nature more inclined towards compassion, whereas men tend to feel they have to be "macho".

Judging from the comments I read of News24 user, a majority of my fellow sausage specie were not pleased with Tutu's take; on the role of women in politics. If parliament had a stove and a kitchen would Tutu’s comments then have substance? Since the beginning of time entities with estrogens had no say in any matter’ apart from “what’s for dinner”. 

In European and US societies for a large part of the last one hundred years or so women were considered weaker physically and mentally than men. Basically anyone who doesn’t have many rights is treated unfairly. For example when there was slavery the slaves were generally not treated well, and before the civil rights movement many minorities, homosexuals, and handicapped people were also treated unfairly.

My stance on the matter at hand is that women should have equal power, just as men. We are living in a new democratic era; a renaissance where dragging a woman forcefully to your cave, is regarded as abduction. Earth to homosapiens, if you were in touch with reality you would realize that we are in a time of constitutions and democracy; documentations that govern our way of life, reassuring humanity with equal rights and freedom from oppression.  If you want equality for both women and men than let a hermaphrodite rule the world. But would you rather have a banana republican who easily succumbs to flu, rule the world rather than a woman?

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