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    A former White House press secretary to Bill Clinton, Dee Dee Myers has an article on BBC for International Womens day entitled "What if women ruled the world?". It's fairly standard stuff: diversity enriches thinking, empowering women enhances economies and business etc etc. But I find the final two paragraphs bizarre :-

    So empowering women isn't about political correctness, it's about improving outcomes. It's about investing in stronger economies and healthier communities - it's about ending conflicts, and sustaining peace. It's about improving the quality of life for people all over the world.

    Empowering women isn't just the right thing, it's the necessary thing. And because women are increasingly ruling, the world is changing for the better.
    BBC News - Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?

    Where is this happening in the world? Economies are crumbling and communities are in tatters mainly thanks to the neo-liberal policies of people like Bill Clinton which resulted in mass movements of people forced to emigrate from established communities to find employment and mass immigration into other areas.

    Even more bizarre is quoting Condoleezza Rices' thoughts on peace building. Condoleezza Rice served as secretary of state in the most appalling American government in recent history. George W Bush infamously launched the 'war on terror', reintroduced torture as official policy, reduced American liberty through the Patriot Act, wasted millions of lives on an ill thought out war in Iraq to secure oil supplies and export American style democracy into the middle east at the point of a gun. The result of this war was mass death, civil war, the establishment of an insecure Islamic illiberal theocratic regime, the increased power and influence of Iran and decreased American international power. Does Condoleezza Rice think the world has changed for the better for Iraqi women under the Islamic theocracy she helped create?

    Conflicts are not ending; they are being renewed. The rising stars in international affairs are not liberal democracies with empowered independent women realizing their potential but rather authoritarian regimes like Russia, China and Iran. The world is not changing for the better; it is following the usual patterns of war and conflict between states and ideologies over ever decreasing world resources.

    The world Dee Dee Myers sees is a pseudo reality. It bares no resemblance to the actual world around us. The article is an articulation of blind faith.



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    They have come a long way since John Wayne shouted when the indians were attacking ' get back in the wagon woman'.

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    As Camille Paglia said, we'd all be living in mud huts.

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    I love how "give me free stuff" or "employ me because of my gender" can be made sound so noble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_Observer View Post
    A former White House press secretary to Bill Clinton, Dee Dee Myers has an article on BBC for International Womens day entitled "What if women ruled the world?". It's fairly standard stuff: diversity enriches thinking, empowering women enhances economies and business etc etc. But I find the final two paragraphs bizarre :-


    BBC News - Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?

    Where is this happening in the world? Economies are crumbling and communities are in tatters mainly thanks to the neo-liberal policies of people like Bill Clinton which resulted in mass movements of people forced to emigrate from established communities to find employment and mass immigration into other areas.

    Even more bizarre is quoting Condoleezza Rices' thoughts on peace building. Condoleezza Rice served as secretary of state in the most appalling American government in recent history. George W Bush infamously launched the 'war on terror', reintroduced torture as official policy, reduced American liberty through the Patriot Act, wasted millions of lives on an ill thought out war in Iraq to secure oil supplies and export American style democracy into the middle east at the point of a gun. The result of this war was mass death, civil war, the establishment of an insecure Islamic illiberal theocratic regime, the increased power and influence of Iran and decreased American international power. Does Condoleezza Rice think the world has changed for the better for Iraqi women under the Islamic theocracy she helped create?

    Conflicts are not ending; they are being renewed. The rising stars in international affairs are not liberal democracies with empowered independent women realizing their potential but rather authoritarian regimes like Russia, China and Iran. The world is not changing for the better; it is following the usual patterns of war and conflict between states and ideologies over ever decreasing world resources.

    The world Dee Dee Myers sees is a pseudo reality. It bares no resemblance to the actual world around us. The article is an articulation of blind faith.


    All I can go on is the women politicians who did rule somewhere. There was a woman in Iceland, no opinion. Indira Ghandai in India one the more evil people and of course Thatcher, evil murderous effer. Will dance on her grave.

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    Serious question.

    Sounds like Big Brother Corporation made a dogs dinner of it.

    They have a habit of doing that.

    Rich fat older men are ruling the world increasingly. Getting richer, and deciding what policies are pursued to suit themselves.

    The line of thought mentioned above by Ms. Myers is purely a charade.
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    It would be illegal to buy anything before visiting a minimum of 3 shops, and crossing over the Liffey at least once in so doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    It would be illegal to buy anything before visiting a minimum of 3 shops, and crossing over the Liffey at least once in so doing.
    Dont forget the magazines!

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    I'll tell ye exactly who should rule the world, flippin nobody, not men, not women, not Furbys, nobody,

    The world does not need management, it can look after itself,

    But just to specifically refute the assertions of whatever airhead wrote that rubbish article, I give you the child murdering terror hags that are Killary Clinton and Condelizard Rice,

    Sure look at the women in our Dail, a gaggle of stupid lazy self obsessed witches,

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    If women ruled the world no one would ever have to walk the streets in fear of having to go to hospital in dirty underwear, ever again.

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