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I Believe Women Could Rule The World – Guest post by Megan K.

Zumba Instructor Minneapolis

Megan Kruger, Zumba Goddess

Note From Josh: After reading this post from Megan I recommended that she read Lysistrata. If you haven’t read it, please check it out. It ties in nicely with this post.

I believe women could rule the world. I believe women could rule the world and do a better job of it than men, but we don’t. We don’t, in part because we lack the self-confidence to step up and take charge.

Biology has built men to be guided by their penises and their sex drives. Given that the majority of men are heterosexual, this means that men are constantly seeking women or a woman with whom to copulate. If men are honest with themselves, they will admit that most of their actions are guided by their sexual desires. Because of this women really could rule the world; we have what men want. Sadly, women don’t rule the world. We haven’t ever and we may never. So why is that? There are many contributing factors but it starts with the way we view ourselves.

How many of you women read the opening statement of this post and either laughed or shook your head in disbelief? Be honest. I’ll be honest with you, I wrote it and even as I wrote it a part of me doubted what I was writing. Why? I underestimated myself and women. Sure we have never ruled the world before. Countries? Yes. Territories? Yes. As mythical figures? Yes. But the world? No. Could we? Yes. Are we capable? Yes. Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it couldn’t be. But it will never happen if we underestimate ourselves and bog ourselves down with self-doubt.

I don’t know why you doubt yourself. I don’t even know all the reasons why I do. I believe it is different for every woman. The bottom line is this though, to get to world domination we need to stop underestimating ourselves in all aspects of our lives.

This begins with the way we run our bodies and our minds. We need to be our own biggest fans. The conversations we have with ourselves must be nicer than those that we have with our closest friends. Could you imagine telling your best friend she couldn’t do something, that she looked fat or that she wasn’t worthy of something? No, right? You’d lose her friendship pretty quickly if you did. So why would you ever speak to yourself like that? Make it your priority to eradicate any negative self-talk. Catch yourself and change your thoughts immediately. Speak the positive thoughts out loud. Believe them. Make yourself your number one priority and always remember that you are as powerful as you believe yourself to be.

lysistrataWomen may never rule the world, but we will always be absolutely essential to the survival of the species. I don’t know about you, but I’m interested in doing a lot more than just surviving. So set your sights high, take care of yourself, never settle for anything less than the best and live up to your potential. I believe in you. Do you believe in you?

In good health,

Megan K

About the author:

Megan is a Zumba instructor and fitness nut teaching in the Minneapolis area. She’s also one of my compadres in The Movement (as in Gym Movement) and is getting pretty freaking strong.

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  • Randy Hauer February 3, 2011, 11:07 am

    Lysistrata indeed.
    I would also recommend “Women and Madness” by Phyliss Chesler.
    The first few chapters of “Sexual Personae” by Camille Paglia would be enlightening as well.
    Western Civilization is partly a male evasion of and reaction to female sexual power and mystery. Women already run the world. Men mostly just do the grunt work.
    Cavewomen are why cavemen started chiseling on cave walls.

    • Megan K February 3, 2011, 3:41 pm

      Thanks Randy,

      I’ll add both of those books to my list.

      Megan K

    • Josh Hanagarne February 3, 2011, 7:27 pm

      I’m checking out Women and Madness right now.

  • rox February 3, 2011, 11:15 am

    Megan, I like your post. I agree that
    as women and men we can become
    more powerful once we learn to control
    our thoughts and bodies. It really is
    the only thing in our control.

  • Tomas February 3, 2011, 11:22 am

    As libertarian, let me ask you this: why should women rule the world? Should affirmative action be used to help women achieve this?

    In my experience, women want sex even more than men. So maybe WE have something you want?

    I suggest you try hypnotherapy if you want to revamp your inner beliefs. I’ve used it since last fall and made remarkable internal changes.

    • Megan K February 3, 2011, 3:42 pm

      Thanks Tomas,

      I appreciate your comment.

      I’m not in favor of only women or only men ruling the world or any country. This post is really just to provoke a little thought about the way we view ourselves and how that can be improved.

      Megan

  • Heather February 3, 2011, 11:36 am

    Megan,

    There’s no “should we” or “can we” about it. I know we can. But women also need to stop tearing down other women and be honest with ONE ANOTHER about a lot of stuff too. All the talk of Sisterhood and glass ceilings is all fine nice and wonderful, and I hate to agree with Tomas up there, but I agree with him in the regard that many women want sex even more than men.

    Hypnotherapy-schmypnotherapy. . . embrace your inner honest and angry chick and start kicking a$$ in the name of the Sisterhood.

  • Rhamantus February 3, 2011, 2:32 pm

    “Biology has built men to be guided by their penises and their sex drives. Given that the majority of men are heterosexual, this means that men are constantly seeking women or a woman with whom to copulate. If men are honest with themselves, they will admit that most of their actions are guided by their sexual desires. Because of this women really could rule the world; we have what men want.”

    Yes, because reducing our (both men’s and women’s) contributions to society to our sex drives or sex appeal is *totally* the way to raise self-esteem. It’s totally the way we should get ahead in life.
    The relationships between people, between the sexes, is about way more than sex!

  • Jen February 3, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Perhaps the gender related imbalance in overt power came about early on due to the fact that physical strength was an integral component in day-to-day survival. However, with the trend towards decreasing sexual dimorphism we see in modern day human beings and the advent of technology, which diminishes our dependence on brute strength and traditional reproduction for survival, women are coming to the forefront as influential individuals capable of inciting important changes in society. But let’s acknowledge the more subtle, enduring power that women have yielded throughout history. Without carelessly ascribing to a standard of heteronormativity, I have to say that there seems to be some relevance to the saying “behind every good man there is a great woman”. I think Megan’s point is a good one and gets beyond the ‘how’ to the ‘why’. We know how the power imbalance has developed, but now we need to address why it continues since gender differences (at least physical ones) are no longer the essential factor in the yielding of power. Our psychology has not caught up completely with the freedom from physical bounds that technology affords or with the greater liberality that our society has moved towards. Women are, to some extent, still socialized to see themselves as sexual objects, wives, mothers, and not much more…and to see a narrow trajectory for their life course as one of the only that is acceptable. Do we acquiesce to the strictures that society has constructed for us, or do we flout them, push beyond them, to take our rightful place as dominant forces in the instances in which we are the most fit to do so? I think that is the spirit of the question Megan raises. And I think it is a good question.

  • Will February 4, 2011, 7:00 am

    [sigh]

    Forget it. I just stared at this empty ‘leave a comment box’ for about five minutes and there is no way i can retort or even comment without fully hijacking this post and turning into my own thing.

    Bravo MK Ultra, for your articulation, and thank you Josh, for giving my pal the platform.

    Good day all,
    Will Williams
    Philadelphia suburbs most mysterious trainer since 2004

    • Jen February 4, 2011, 9:48 am

      I shoulda taken your approach, Will. But she did do an awesome job, didn’t she?

    • Megan K February 4, 2011, 2:17 pm

      I love you Will! See you soon.

  • Joe February 5, 2011, 1:17 pm

    Megan,

    Being the typical impulsive Neanderthal that I can often be, I was ready to retort with guns-a-blazing. However, I hereby freely admit that some pause and thought, you are on to something here.

    Loved the articulation! Kinda hated being hit over the head though.

    ~Joe

  • Joe February 7, 2011, 1:00 pm

    By the way Josh… My compliments on your site and community. I’m not a regular poster, but have been a fairly regular visitor for a while. Love the place!

    I shall return.

    ~Joe

  • Ryan J Pitts February 8, 2011, 8:36 am

    Hey Megan,
    Now I want to rule the world even more! 🙂 Super post. The area of how we see ourselves is both male and female. Self doubt creeps up on us all and it is something we can change by feeding the area between our ears with positive and looking at everything truly knowing that it’s possible. That anything IS possible. Then planning and pursuing it as if you have already attained it.
    Go on Megan, the world is yours for the taking!

  • Caroline B May 10, 2011, 11:00 pm

    I’m late to this party, but Megan, women did in fact rule the world at one time, as worship of the goddess (and women who gave birth) was dominant long before worship of a male god and subsequent exaltation of men over women. It is still speculation, of course, but it makes sense that when men and women made the discovery–a more precise discovery, shall we say?–of the process of childbirth, that it did indeed involve the male, things began to change.

    • Rhamantus May 11, 2011, 1:19 pm

      This was the hypothesis of anthropologist Marija Gambuta. I don’t buy it though. Other authors have said that this is actually a misogynist myth, and that makes more sense to me. See
      The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won’t Give Women a Future
      . Certainly, though, hunter-gatherer societies were more egalitarian (in gender, as well as social standing and sometimes age as well), but matriarchal, with a monotheistic goddess belief? Highly doubtful.

      • Josh Hanagarne May 11, 2011, 3:08 pm

        Have you ever read Women and Madness? Sounds like something you would have a strong opinion on. I enjoyed it.

        • Rhamantus May 11, 2011, 5:05 pm

          I have not. The description on Amazon makes it sound very interesting, though, so I will be checking it out in the future. 🙂

  • Deepthink August 18, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I would like to remind women that nothing women have achieved has been achieved without male help. It is better not to talk about women rulling the world because this is apt to drive men away from helping women if they feel women want to rule them. The empathis should be on shared leadership. when women list all their alleged superior traits they are causing males to feel inferrior with their gender. When men are made to feel inferior their not apt to be susportive of those who think they are superior. It is better to let these truths what ever they are and who ever they favor be sel-evident ratther than to boast about having superior traits. As the good book says, “Pride goeth before a fall” women seeking to proclaim their superiority would do well to keep this ion mind.