Women Rule? A World Without Men
Men fear, and some feminists have joyously awaited the day when we no longer need men in our societies. Instead we can reproduce through the wonders of science, and live in a golden age of peace and prosperity, presumably because, having gotten rid of men, we will no longer have all that angry war and greed around the place.
Here's why I think that is less likely than highly advanced aliens coming to the planet to get relationship advice from Dr Phil.
There will always be aggressive and war like women. Don't forget, the military used to be men only, but women actually fought for the right to go to war as well, and not just as nurses and doctors and support staff, but as point and shoot fighters. It's a fallacy to think that women would not engage in wars, Margaret Thatcher already disproved that notion when Argentina invaded the Falklands in 1982.
Wars are fought over one thing – territory, and women are just as territorial as men, if not more so.
I don't think a world without men wouldn't work because women couldn't fulfill traditional male roles, I think it wouldn't work any better than the current system, because women could quite easily fulfill traditional male roles, with all the horrors that come with them.
I also don't think we'd get rid of men for one, very simple reason. Women like men. We have evolved in tandem with men, and we are, on the whole attracted to them for the very traits we whine about. It's no new idea that women choose to mate with 'bad boys' and then have relationships with 'nice guys'. If we didn't like males and strong, yes even sometimes aggressive male traits, we wouldn't have deliberately selected for them over thousands of years.
They theory that idyllic female only societies will one day exist actually perpetuates the myth that woman are sweet, demure, loving creatures who like to potter about making the world a better place. The truth is, it is because many women employ (not in a fiscal sense, though in a real sense none the less) men to act as their protectors, that they can then potter about, raising children, crocheting lap rugs and painting pottery without having to worry too much. They can afford to be vulnerable and sweet, because the need for them to display aggression is gone.
We have placed men in the roles of both aggressor and protector, and then we get mad at them when they fulfill these roles too well, or when these impulses are deployed inappropriately.
One could even say, (and plenty people have said,) that the women's liberation movement actually stripped away much of the protections women had built up around themselves. Having a system where it was accepted that women stayed home and men went out and earned the money and defended the family seemed to be unfair to the woman who was being 'deprived her hopes and dreams', but it also allowed her the freedom to raise her children without worrying about how she was going to feed them or how she was going to protect them. Of course, the system was not perfect, and personally, as a woman I am glad that I have the option to be able to create a career, though I've personally elected to make that one as far away from the traditional work force as humanly possible.
We think we're so modern, but I don't know that we truly are. Women, on the whole, still prefer men with good jobs and healthy, masculine bodies. I honestly believe that 99% of the relationship problems that men who wear lingerie and cross dress have stems from the fact that women see these men, on a primal level, as not being able to protect or provide for them. Now that's not true, but it is how they are being perceived on a very deep level.
Men make women feel good. Even the most empowered, self actualized, career driven woman, can still find enjoyment in the company of a man. Women don't fight men for power very often because they don't want it. That's probably going to be a controversial statement, but its way down here at the bottom of the page, so it probably won't be read as much, but it is, I believe, true. Women like to leave things up to men, and what is interpreted as having 'power' is really men working for women.
No we don't 'need' men, but we want them. They make us feel loved, secure and protected, and they seem to enjoy doing a great deal of the work which many women just don't want to do.