The Weaker Sex
Will Soon Be the Dominant Sex

Since the beginning of human history, males have dominated females. There has never been a time in which women pushed men around. During the entire history as human beings, males have been in control. However, the days of sexism are beginning to draw to an end in multiple and diverse areas of society.

The weaker sex outlives men worldwide from several years to nearly a decade on average. Nowhere do men outlive women. And we call them the weaker sex. Additionally, women conceive, carry, deliver, and raise offspring without much help from men. Look at the cumulative time spent from conception until the child reaches his or her teens that the mother is directly involved in comparison to the father’s time spent with the child, which is minimal.

There has been a large increase of women running for public office in the West including here in the States.

Four hundred and seventy-two women have entered the race for the House this year, which is a lot of women. Fifty-seven women have filed or are likely to file their candidacies for the Senate. A useful comparison is to 2012, which marked the last big wave of female candidates: two hundred and ninety-eight ran for the House, thirty-six for the Senate. The number of women likely running for governor this year, seventy-eight, is a record high. The majority of female candidates in 2018 are Democrats, so it seems safe to conclude that many of them are fueled by frustration, not to say fury, with Donald Trump. The President may have been inadvertently motivational in another way as well. The New Yorker

As of 2017, there are more females entering medical schools in America than men. “Per the data, female matriculants (or enrollees) comprised 50.7% of the 21,338 people entering medical school this year. Female matriculants increased by 3.2% this year while male matriculants declined by 0.3%; what’s more, though, is that since 2015, the former group has increased by 4% while the latter has declined 6.7%.”

Then there was the Supreme Court’s ruling that Trump’s third executive order banning Muslims from certain countries was constitutional. However, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in her dissenting opinion, compared the majority opinion to that of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Chief Justice Roberts wasn’t happy with her mentioning the Korematsu ruling saying that decision had “nothing to do with this case.”

Nonetheless, paralleling Julius Caesar’s comment when he crossed the Rubicon, “Iacta alea est” or in English, “The die has been cast.” Justice Sotomayor’s die was cast, which forced the male Chief Justice to say, in addition to the decision regarding banning Muslims had “nothing to do with this case,” that it “affords this Court the opportunity to make express what is already obvious: Korematsu was gravely wrong the day it was decided, has been overruled in the court of history, and -- to be clear – ‘has no place in law under the Constitution.’”

To be honest with you, I don’t live near the Rubicon in Northern Italy, but I do live on Lake La Mancha. While kayaking with Ginger, I said to Justice Sotomayor, “Tu puella,” which is Latin for “You go, girl.”

This is President Bill Clinton awarding Fred Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998…a decade before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court acknowledged that the Court’s decision “has no place in law under the Constitution.”

Fred Korematsu receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998

Sonia Sotomayor has pushed back on other items from her perspective. One of them related to the importance of education, “Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society.” Educational equality between the sexes is necessary if our society wants to become equalitarian.

Sonia Sotomayor

If what Sotomayor said about the importance of education is true for us in America, it is true worldwide. Watch Jon Stewart’s interview of Malala Yousafzai.

At the time of Jon Stewart’s interview, Malala was sixteen. The following year, she received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala said, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Education is imperative for all children but especially for girls. This next comment is the most honest thing that I can say. What this essay addresses is how the world mistreats females. While I can’t change the world, I can help my granddaughters in Myanmar. One of the ways is to raise $500,000 for the two schools where my granddaughters attend. I need to get 1250 laptops, improve the Internet reception, and help fund the ongoing costs for Internet access at the schools.

Go to We Are Family. Consider responding to each of my three requests…. This is Ti Ti at her new school.

This photo is where Snow and Fatty still attend. The photo was taken before Ti Ti transferred to her new school.

From my point of view, laptops with good Internet access is the single best educational tool to which we have access…and we need to utilize it especially for educating girls.

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