Heard that Norma Rae had an Emmy fit last night, calling into question the wisdom of testosterone. I didn’t see the show, but I guess she felt like war is basically a guy thing and that if the world were run by Moms we wouldn’t be in Iraq, Flanders or anywhere else in barbarian space and time.
I am inclined to agree, but with two manly caveats. First, it’s true that all wars we know of are started really by men, and almost all jails are full of men, not women, though some women do indeed go to jail. Men, it seems, like to fight. But if “women ran the world,” would it really be, then, a bed of roses, a benign utopia? Something about the “all” in Romans 3:23 tells me that women would find their own way, a different way, to ruin the world. Readers may speculate how.
Second, with men out of the way, women might rise to the dark occasion and start more wars than we think. After all, Sally herself went from virtuous nun to profane judge without any men prodding her. You might even say she flew off the handle.