A woman’s world, but it sure won’t last
Re: the Culture Briefs item in the Oct. 29 edition titled “Female future” (page 28), the paragraph begins, “Where have all the boys gone?” It ends, “Women are taking over.”
“What really happens when women rule? History offers few clues.” Wrong. The author simply chooses not to see what history puts on blatantly consistent display: the Decline and Fall of Civilization, if not an even more basic extinction.
I don’t think a fundamental nature ever asks the question, “Where have all the boys gone?” The far more fundamental question would be to ask, “Where have all the females gone?”
It is the female that is going largely missing from the species maintenance picture (and going largely missing by deliberate choice). In going missing from the species maintenance picture, it is she who takes out civilization. She isn’t going to be filling every male’s position very much longer. She isn’t going to be dissolving every difference she can very much longer.
For the female isn’t holding up her own (most fundamental) end of life’s bargain. The truth of this fact is growing only too obvious in an increasingly savage “nanny state” world. G. L. Bradford Louisville, Kentucky