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It seems to me that women are surpassing men in many fields. Have women always had these abilities and had them supressed by men, or could it be possible that homo sapiens are in a Darwin type evolution where the female grows to supress and dominate the male of the species? If this is so, is there a Goddess somewhere leading this movement?

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Comment by Linton Lewis on September 10, 2009 at 11:03am
I haven't heard of this Mayan spiritual shift but it very well could be. It seems to me that women rule is inevitable. I'll share this with you. A 2006 article in The New York Times reported that many universities across the country are enrolling more women than men. It also reported that college-age men spent more time
socializing than women, and were more likely to come to class unprepared. The article published research from the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute, which reported that men were also more likely to skip class and not turn in assignments on time. I also recently observed more women are employed than men.

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Comment by Necrono on September 22, 2010 at 8:02am
There are a lot of documented sociological reasons for these events. Because of culture's traditionally different stigmas for men and women, women are finding themselves free to take advantage of opportunities that men are trained to not want despite their possible helpfulness. For example, women wear pants allowing them more mobility at the cost of what is traditionally considered feminine. Very few men will carry a purse despite its usefulness, because it endangers their masculinity. Madonna posed in her song "What it feels like for a Girl" that, "Girls can wear jeans, and cut her hair short, wear shirts and boots, because its ok to be a boy, but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading. Does that mean being a girl is degrading?" Men's stigmas for taking opportunities which threaten their masculinity are caused not only by ridicule from other men, but also by women whose attention those men vie for. Women want power just as much as men, and laud in the face of stigmatized men any power they have captured 'as women' in an attempt to overpower the men emotionally, and gain "respect". Holding power over anybody, however, is not respect. It is fear. The model is not really Darwinian (where factors are decided by genetic percentages), but social. Baboons remain the ideal animal model for human behavior: Two rings, one inner where members compete with one another direction, and one outer, where members compete with one another indirectly by placing bets on who wins the inner ring battles. Traditionally, women have stood in the outer ring, fighting with each other by choosing males to represent them. Men have fought with each other in the inner ring, not realizing that their gains are not only for themselves, but also for the women who reared and supported them in the attempt to become "alpha - of the inner ring".
Comment by Linton Lewis on September 22, 2010 at 1:19pm
Excellent post Necrono. But I think these things were happening long before Madonna. Girls were were tight jeans and short shorts way back when I grew up in the 50s. Social pressure has continued to dog us and always will, Hopefully courageous men and women will keep challenging these controlling influences.

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