Yes, you SHOULD vote for a Elizabeth Warren “Just Because” she’s a woman. It is not a progressive move toward equality that makes you “look at the issues and vote for the best candidate, regardless of gender;” there’s no such thing.
You are not gender blind. Gender blindness is an impossibility in this world, at this time in history. Plans and ideas will always—without exception— will sound better coming out of a man’s mouth than a woman’s mouth because of our genetic memory and programming. A man’s plans and ideas will always be from a patriarchal perspective because … why wouldn’t it be?
We are default voters. What do we default to? Genetic memory and cultural norms.
Patriarchy IS the core systemic problem. Patriarchy is our global psychopathy. Research any of the issues that threaten us today—climate change, political corruption, terrorism, healthcare, capitalism—and patriarchy is the system in which is has been built, is being upheld, and which is being enforced.
For thousands of years we have literally voted for candidates “just because” they were men. Now look where we are! Whether you are a woman or a man, you share the same genetic memory than we all do – if you don’t consciously make a choice to vote toward equality and balance you will ALWAYS default to voting for a man, preferably white.
Shocking? Not when you realize that memories are passed down in our DNA. Within us resides our survival instinct to do the safest thing. And the safest thing is doing the “same” thing.
Historically, speaking out against the status quo is dangerous. Women and minorities default to the norm (another man) or face public criticism, professional blackballing, beating, hanging, raping and rejected from their communities. Being bashed on the internet! These fears live in our DNA. And they are real. Very real.
You don’t “age into” a perspective that is not the dominant ruling demographic. A different color or ethnicity of man, doesn’t make him separate from patriarchy.
Patriarchy is a global psychopathy. It is a dangerous imbalance from one narrowly focused point of view. Then trying to fix the problems created by that point of view with that same point of view.
Balance will not be achieved with more male representation.
Don’t worry, we won’t teeter into a matriarchy if we have one woman president. Not even close.
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