This is a well stated identification of the ingrained misogyny that is foundational to the rapidly failing Western (late modern) civilization. To women and the newest generations, this is obvious. It still comes as a shock to the older, male population that have trouble grasping the limitations of the cultural paradigms they grew up with. To them those arbitrary roles are still the ‘natural order’. Particularly as that ‘natural order’ granted them a privileged existence.

Some of these folks have shown up here. This is a human issue that is long in the tooth. Modern Western civilization turned on the lights by defeating mythology and religion with science but could not eliminate the problems as they were still structural. Ironically the Climate Disaster is proving to be the coup de gras to the old violently paternalistic world. We no longer have time for antiquated, paternal hierarchies based on greed.

To add amazement to the irony, it appears that the tipping point is a mildly autistic young women with a very clear understanding of the disaster that her generation will face and suffer to overcome. Her power comes from having symbolically removed the old white men and their clones’ mandate to rule. This is beginning to dawn on everyone. It is a profound change.

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Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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