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Women's increasing influence

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Never been a feminist.  However do believe in power balance and respect between genders provides a wonderful environment for children who go forward to create a better world. 

Have read due to centuries of masculine heavy influence we'll be experiencing a more feminine influence in global business and world governments, including the US to achieve balance .... win/win.  I don't see that influence being emasculating, abusive, war-against as the radical feminist movement appeared in my opinion to be. 

Law of attraction snippets I've posted says wars, marches, movements against something serve to create more of what someone is "against."  Maybe that's why anarchist gravitate toward such against-something-movements fomented by the press using them as an excuse to vent rage, destroy property and loot.

Interesting article, hope you enjoy.

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"The Not-So-Secret Secret to Changing the World

By Lisa Witter in September 10th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto

"Women can lead the way from the survival of the fittest to the survival of the connected.

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left the country in tatters, its future fraught with uncertainty. Of the more than 800,000 people killed, most were men and boys. Rwanda's remaining population was 70 percent female.

Fast-forward to the present day: The economy has revived and is holding steady. Major road arteries between cities and outlying villages, which were destroyed, have been rebuilt. Today, the Rwandan lower house of Parliament is nearly half female, the highest percentage of women in any parliament worldwide. Girls are attending school in record numbers.

The women of Rwanda are behind one of the most inspiring comeback stories of national transformation in recent history. And while their story is dramatic, it's not unique. Indeed, in the field of international development, women have emerged as the not-so-secret secret to changing the world.

As former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said, "If there is one lesson we in the United Nations have learned over the years, it is that investing in women is the most productive strategy a country can pursue"-to raise economic productivity, improve nutrition and health, and educate the next generation.

When economist Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his innovative work in microcredit lending, he made it clear that it was women who make up the bulk of the poor but ambitious small business owners lifting their communities out of poverty with their entrepreneurialism. What many people don't realize is women are behind many of the primary drivers of social change.

In the U.S., for example, women earn 78 cents to a man's dollar, which may lead you to think they give less to charity. Think again. In fact, women control over half the total wealth in America, and give just as much as men to charity. Unlike men, however, they're more willing to take risks on smaller or new organizations they believe have a strong vision for change. Studies show women volunteer more than men, and since the 1960s have turned out in greater numbers at the voting booth. In other words, women are the single most important market opportunity for changing the world.

Unfortunately, their potential has yet to be fully tapped. Professionals in the social-change sector, including advocacy groups, humanitarian organizations and philanthropists, haven't always been thoughtful about targeting women as partners. But if more of them did appeal to women, what would it look like? For starters, it would involve invoking the values that matter most to them. Research from sociological studies to the latest in brain science show that above all, women value connection and community. For women, it's not about "me," it's about "we." That means women are less concerned about the pecking order and more committed to keeping harmony in the coop.

At the dawn of the 21st century, the greatest social and environmental challenges that confront us make these values a winning blueprint for transformation. Both globalization and climate change have already made national borders more tenuous. If the reigning ethos of our history as a species has been "survival of the fittest," the temperature of today's planet requires a paradigm shift to "survival of the connected." Women can lead the way.

You don't have to be an international diplomat to take this new ethos to heart. An important first step is to ditch the niche. That is, banish the notion that women are a peripheral audience and place them squarely in the centre, where they belong. Next, engage women by speaking directly to their values and encouraging their active participation.

With women on your side, you'll both build a community and catalyze the change you want to see in the world.  "

http://www.dreammanifesto.com/notsosecret-secret-changing-world.html
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"  Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy -- you're right on the path of that which you intended when you came forth into this physical body. "
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"  Find thoughts that feel good, because it is inevitable that you are going to always be moving toward something. So why not be moving toward something that is pleasing? You can't cease to vibrate, and Law of Attraction will not stop responding to the vibration that you are offering. So, expansion is inevitable. You provide it, whether you know you do, or not. The only question is, what is the standard of joy that you are demanding for yourself? From your Nonphysical perspective, it's a high, high standard. "
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"  You cannot continue to beat the drum of things that don't feel good when you beat them-without filling your future experience full of things that don't feel good. At some point, there's going to be a tipping point that's going to become a manifestation.  "
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"  You can't take sides against anything. If you would just be one who is for things, you would live happily ever after. If you could just leave the "against" part out.  "
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"  The greatest destruction that takes place upon your planet, and the greatest sadness that is brought about as a result of it, are your man-made, man-induced wars. And yet, when we feel into the vibration of the masses that are involved (not just the leaders, but the masses that are involved) within the conflict, it is a satisfying adventure. Wars are created because they are satisfying something within large numbers of people--or it would not be. "
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"  Two statements that will serve you very well. The first is: There will always be war. There will always be those who aggravate within others a sense of trouble in order to promote the solution that they already have their mind made up about. And so you're never going to come into agreement as a mass consciousness that this is "the way." There will always be disagreements; therefore, there will always be turmoil; there will always be war.

The other statement, that is our favorite is: Well-Being will always abound, so the dominant experience of the majority of people will always be one of Well-Being. So you can decide, at any point in time, in what part of this you want to play. You can use anything as your excuse to align with Well-being, or you can use anything as your excuse to not align. The thing that we think is at the heart of this discussion is my own personal power. We think that's what you are, sort of, struggling for and reaching for. "

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Comments

1.
emilygComment by emilyg - September 11, 2008, 1:56 pm
Interesting. Thank you.
(P.S. I never felt the need to burn my bra.)
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konaneComment by konane - September 11, 2008, 4:24 pm
Thanks em!! Me neither, they help counteract the ravages of gravity! lol
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jarasanComment by jarasan - September 11, 2008, 8:04 pm
One of the greatest obstacles for women in the world today are the cultures and religions in which women don't have the same rights as men.    Hmmmmmmmmmmm.........I wonder what cultures and religions those might be???????????????????????????
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konaneComment by konane - September 12, 2008, 9:43 am
Thanks Jarasan! Yeah I wonder too .... not!

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