01/26/2005: The Flogging of Lawrence Summers
Unless you've been in a cave this past ten days or so (and let's just be clear, I'm not trying to denigrate anyone's idea of a holiday here...caves can be nice) you surely caught the flogging of Lawrence Summers, the President of Harvard University, regarding the dearth of women in the science fields and his numerous apologies.
Ahh...that all good an well, but I have a much more "radical" thought to throw on the Fire of philosophical inquiry (and I'm working on the final ideas and implications...to be posted later):
What if Women Ran the World?
And I don't mean just one leader...one country...competing in the "male dominated" world paradigm that we've all been living in...but in a more general sense of changing some of those "gender assumptions" and "gender role models" that would/could lead towards the goals of a more peaceful, co-existenal (Star Trekkian) model of "One earth...different people...cooperatively working together."
It's always been said if people were given "just one wish" that most would chose "Peace On Earth."
So, I have some musings, scientific possibilities and just plain "out there" thoughts about this...
But it's worth considering as the "thought of the week" as in:
"How different a place would the world be if Women set the policies, political agendas, and were in leadership positions to have Women running the World.
Karen on 01.26.05 @ 08:31 AM CST