Even in a ”˜woman’s world,’ gender doesn’t matter.
Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge? A challenging new book by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker says the answer is ”œyes.”
In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Dr. Pinker presents data showing that violence, while still with us, has been gradually declining. Moreover, ”œover the long sweep of history, women have been and will be a pacifying force. Traditional war is a man’s game: Tribal women never band together to raid neighbouring villages.” As mothers, women have evolutionary incentives to maintain peaceful conditions in which to nurture their offspring and ensure their genes survive into the next generation.
Not true, argues Joseph Nye who believes that … “Key choices made by any sex must combine hard- and soft-power skills to produce smart strategies”. More at the link
I agree with him. Our task is to put hard power back into women and soft power back into men – as it is meant to be.