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WOMANIFESTO – A PLAN TO SAVE HUMANITY


The Womanifesto is the philosophy underpinning the novel

DOG Sharon: The Future is Female 

The Womanifesto calls for a positive re-evaluation and adoption of what have traditionally been referred to as Female Values and Perspectives with a corresponding paradigm shift in human affairs.

By this we mean an emphasis on cooperation and community rather than competition and individualism, with society organised to protect its weakest members, namely children and the elderly.

In the present global economic system we are told there is no alternative to production being governed by the Market.

However there can be no production without people and people are created by reproduction.

Therefore whoever controls reproduction controls production and future human society.

This explains why religions and other bastions of male power have worked so hard to regulate and deny female sexuality.

These sad people kill to oppose abortion, fight against birth control and do anything to prevent children getting proper sex education.

The rulers need our children for their wars and as workers, but they don’t want to acknowledge the power of reproduction.

They can’t let the women speak out.

So they denigrate the Feminine and attack women because they’re scared.

When women manage reproduction, the risk posed by overpopulation – probably the biggest challenge facing humanity – will quickly diminish and our species will no longer threaten all other life on the planet.

If women see a future where their children will be working for slave wages or die in wars or starve or die of thirst – if women see this, they will refuse to bring more children into the world.

Why should women give birth to children in a society that abuses most of the people most of the time, a society that lets tens of thousands of kids die each and every day from preventable causes?

Women everywhere are demanding change, and will not be denied. The genie is truly out of the bottle.

The existing order is based on violence or the threat of violence. But as violence creates more violence this is obviously counterproductive.

Women and children suffer most from wars and crime, face sexual assault, domestic violence and constant harassment.

Violence in all its forms must become a thing of the past.

We’ll need new politics for this new society and we’re calling it Lowerarchy.

Everybody knows a hierarchy is a pyramid-like structure with power concentrated at the top. This model worked well for kings, emperors, presidents, prime ministers, warlords and tyrants of every kind, and when allied with military might, has allowed these dictators to dominate the vast majority of people for the last several thousand years.

Hierarchies are part of our heritage, but then so is cannibalism: both have no place in a modern egalitarian society.

Government has developed from the absolute rule of kings and is the means by which the few dominate the many – so is part of the problem not a solution.

Lowerarchy is the opposite of hierarchical organisation.

In the Lowerarchy there will be no need for leaders as there will be no nations to lead. Local people will decide for themselves how to live and manage resources.

Then artificial national boundaries can be dissolved, and with no nation states to defend, armies will become redundant so can safely be disbanded.

Likewise, security services can be dismantled as we would all be on the same side.

The alternative to the above?

Catastrophic overpopulation, continued unfettered competition and the commodification of everything, wholesale destruction of the natural world, mass extinctions, more pollution and greenhouse effects on the climate, a further widening of the gap between the rich and poor, loss of civil liberties, wars over resources, famines and the likely destruction of the species.

It’s time we changed the way we live –

Let’s make the Future Female!

READ THE NOVEL NOW


COULD IT BE THE END OF MEN?


 

Is it Bye-Bye Blokes?

Farewell Fellahs?

Goodnight Guys?

Read

DOG Sharon: The Future is Female

And

Find

Out…


Womanifesto!


The Womanifesto is the philosophy underpinning the novel

DOG Sharon: The Future is Female 

The Womanifesto calls for a positive re-evaluation and adoption of what have traditionally been referred to as Female Values and Perspectives with a corresponding paradigm shift in human affairs.

By this we mean an emphasis on cooperation and community rather than competition and individualism, with society organised to protect its weakest members, namely children and the elderly.

In the present global economic system we are told there is no alternative to production being governed by the Market.

However there can be no production without people and people are created by reproduction.

Therefore whoever controls reproduction controls production and future human society.

This explains why religions and other bastions of male power have worked so hard to regulate and deny female sexuality. These sad people kill to oppose abortion, fight against birth control and do anything to prevent children getting proper sex education.

The rulers need our children for their wars and as workers, but they don’t want to acknowledge the power of reproduction.

They can’t let the women speak out.

So they denigrate the Feminine and attack women because they’re scared.

When women manage reproduction, the risk posed by overpopulation – probably the biggest challenge facing humanity – will quickly diminish and our species will no longer threaten all other life on the planet.

If women see a future where their children will be working for slave wages or die in wars or starve or die of thirst – if women see this, they will refuse to bring more children into the world.

Why should women give birth to children in a society that abuses most of the people most of the time, a society that lets tens of thousands of kids die each and every day from preventable causes?

Women everywhere are demanding change, and will not be denied. The genie is truly out of the bottle.

The existing order is based on violence or the threat of violence. But as violence creates more violence this is obviously counterproductive.

Women and children suffer most from wars and crime, face sexual assault, domestic violence and constant harassment.

Violence in all its forms must become a thing of the past.

We’ll need new politics for this new society and we’re calling it Lowerarchy.

Everybody knows a hierarchy is a pyramid-like structure with power concentrated at the top. This model worked well for kings, emperors, presidents, prime ministers, warlords and tyrants of every kind, and when allied with military might, has allowed these dictators to dominate the vast majority of people for the last several thousand years.

Hierarchies are part of our heritage, but then so is cannibalism: both have no place in a modern egalitarian society.

Government has developed from the absolute rule of kings and is the means by which the few dominate the many – so is part of the problem not a solution.

Lowerarchy is the opposite of hierarchical organisation.

In the Lowerarchy there will be no need for leaders as there will be no nations to lead. Local people will decide for themselves how to live and manage resources.

Then artificial national boundaries can be dissolved, and with no nation states to defend, armies will become redundant so can safely be disbanded.

Likewise, security services can be dismantled as we would all be on the same side.

The policies of the powerful nations, from colonial times to the present, have caused great inequality in the world, both at the level of continents and regions and for individuals.

We propose a couple of modest rebalancing policies.

The first is that antisocial debts, whether at the international level such as money supposedly owed by poor nations to rich, or by ordinary folk to financial institutions, should all be cancelled.

If we Default All Debts, everyone can start again. Most folk would be better off – only the rich would lose. And if we lost a few financial institutions, would anybody care or even notice?

Second, if we want a world where everybody truly feels equal, then let’s reflect that in the economic sphere.

We suggest a One World, One Wage policy.

It’s a simple plan. Everybody gets paid the same salary. So cleaners get the same as bankers, teachers are equal to dinner ladies and mums valued as much as soccer stars.

So we run society just like a big co-operative – because that’s what we are.

And as we truly are all in this together, obviously those that can’t work will be cared for: that’s what society’s for.

Once this is implemented, and in tandem with the debt default, much of the inequality will soon be squeezed out of the system. After the real price of labour has been factored in, the true value of any good or service can be calculated.

The alternative to the above?

Catastrophic overpopulation, continued unfettered competition and the commodification of everything, wholesale destruction of the natural world, mass extinctions, more pollution and greenhouse effects on the climate, a further widening of the gap between the rich and poor, loss of civil liberties, wars over resources, famines and the likely destruction of the species.

It’s time we changed the way we live –

Let’s make the Future Female!

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WHAT SEX IS YOUR BRAIN?


These tests are really fascinating – please have a go and post your scores. I got 57 in each test. 🙂


Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)


 

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.  Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw.htm

The Convention defines discrimination against women as “…any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”

By accepting the Convention, States commit themselves to undertake a series of measures to end discrimination against women in all forms, including:

  • to incorporate the principle of equality of men and women in their legal system, abolish all discriminatory laws and adopt appropriate ones prohibiting discrimination against women;
  • to establish tribunals and other public institutions to ensure the effective protection of women against discrimination; and
  • to ensure elimination of all acts of discrimination against women by persons, organizations or enterprises.

The Convention provides the basis for realizing equality between women and men through ensuring women’s equal access to, and equal opportunities in, political and public life — including the right to vote and to stand for election — as well as education, health and employment.  States parties agree to take all appropriate measures, including legislation and temporary special measures, so that women can enjoy all their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The Convention is the only human rights treaty which affirms the reproductive rights of women and targets culture and tradition as influential forces shaping gender roles and family relations.  It affirms women’s rights to acquire, change or retain their nationality and the nationality of their children.  States parties also agree to take appropriate measures against all forms of traffic in women and exploitation of women.

Countries that have ratified or acceded to the Convention are legally bound to put its provisions into practice.  They are also committed to submit national reports, at least every four years, on measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations.


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Womanifesto Revisited…


Why The Future Must Be Female

After a half century of living in families and being in relationships, studying social sciences and women studies, watching documentaries, dancing, reading brilliant books, working in business and management, bringing up children, feeding the birds and talking to nearly everybody I meet, I find myself working as a volunteer for BSWA, after being made redundant in the current recession.

To me, it seems crucial to ask why there’s a need for organisations like ours; in other words, why should women and children suffer violence, sexual abuse, second class treatment and neglect? This is a global problem and occurs under all religions and none, and across various political systems. Also, why do tens of thousands of babies die each day from preventable causes?

What follows is my explanation of this situation and some suggestions to improve things. As a social scientist I’ve learned that people are moulded by their social environment.  In other words, the system makes us.  By the system, I mean the whole complex of cultural, religious and traditional values taught to every member of society.

Over the last 10,000 years, the growth of agriculture and urbanization led to a greater and more fixed sexual division of labour and coincided with the rise of kings and emperors. These male leaders derived their position and power from the control of the military forces of their society – indeed, rulers the world over still form very close relationships with the armed forces. Evidence for this can be seen when visiting dignitaries are shown the crack troops of the host nation and the links between the British so-called royal family and the various branches of the military.

The idea of an invisible father god, as seen in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, can be seen as divine justification for the violent and patriarchal policies of these rulers. Consequently, the Feminine has been repressed in most aspects of life in an effort to portray the Masculine as everything.  Evidence for this can be seen in the narrow range of roles traditionally offered to women in art, literature, adverts in magazines and newspapers, on television and in films. Also most popular stories feature male heroes who use violence to achieve their ends and win the passive woman as a trophy. The James Bond films are perfect examples of this narrative form. This fictional sexual objectification of women leads directly to real women being abused.

If our society sanctions male violence and sexual abuse of women in so many ways, it’s hardly surprising that real women and kids suffer the physical and mental outcomes. Sex sells, yet Reproduction is rarely mentioned – the process that makes more people is either taboo altogether or mythologized. Look no further than the “Garden of Eden” or “Virgin Mary” stories for obvious examples.

So this is the history (His-Story) of the two overlapping hierarchical power structures in modern society. There’s the pyramid of actual power which finds its pinnacle in the permanent members of the Security Council of the UN – the richest and most heavily armed and arms-producing nations in the world. And the other is the ideological pyramid, where male religious leaders such as popes, patriarchs, imams and rabbis reinforce stories of all-male divinity and tell women they don’t own their bodies.

Sadly women and children are usually found at the bottom of both pyramids and therefore have little power in traditional societies. In wars, natural disasters and political events like contemporary ‘Austerity cuts’, women and children are the worst affected. Even when women manage to achieve success in the worldly hierarchy, they are still attacked ideologically for being a woman.

The existing order is based on violence or the threat of violence, but as violence creates more violence this is obviously counterproductive. Violence in all its forms must become a thing of the past.

We need the non-violent global adoption of Female Values and Perspectives with a corresponding paradigm shift in human affairs. By this we mean cooperation rather than competition, with society organised to protect its weakest members, namely women, children and the elderly.

At present production is governed by the so-called Free Market. Babies are left to die when they are seen as having no economic value to the system. They are surplus to the requirements of capitalist production. However there can be no production without people – and people are created by reproduction.

Therefore whoever controls reproduction controls the future.

This explains why religions and other bastions of male power have worked so hard to regulate female sexuality.  The rulers need our children for their wars and as workers but they won’t acknowledge our power of reproduction. They can’t let the women speak out.

We’re saying it is time for the women of the world to build a global consciousness of themselves, their power and their role in managing human affairs. For too long, women have been divided; but if all the women’s groups come together as one network, anything can be achieved.

When women manage reproduction, the risk posed by overpopulation – probably the biggest challenge facing humanity – will quickly diminish and our species will no longer threaten all other life on the planet.

Women give birth to all humans but have little say in the management of our planet. However as females build a global consciousness they will refuse to bring children into a world where girls will suffer domestic violence and sexual assault. Why should their children work for slave wages or perish in wars or starve or die of thirst – if women see this future, they’ll refuse to bring more kids into the world. Why would they give birth to babies in a society that abuses most of the people, most of the time?

We’ll need new politics for this new society and we’re calling it Lowerarchy.

Lowerarchy is the opposite of hierarchical organisation. In the Lowerarchy there will be no need for leaders as there will be no nations to lead. Local people will decide for themselves how to live and manage resources.

Then artificial national boundaries can be dissolved, and with no nation states to defend, armies will become redundant so can safely be disbanded. Likewise, security services can be dismantled as we would all be on the same side.

If we want a world where everybody truly feels equal, then let’s reflect that in the economic sphere.

We suggest a One World, One Wage policy.

It’s a simple plan. Everybody gets paid the same salary. So cleaners get the same as bankers, teachers are equal to dinner ladies and mums are valued as much as soccer stars. And as we truly are all in this together, obviously those that can’t work will be cared for – that’s what society’s for.

And the alternative?

Catastrophic overpopulation, continued unfettered competition and the commodification of everything, wholesale destruction of the natural world, mass extinctions, more pollution and greenhouse effects on the climate, continued violence against women and children, a further widening of the gap between the rich and poor, loss of civil liberties, wars over resources, famines and the likely destruction of the species.

It’s time we changed the way we live – it’s time to make The Future Female…

Sooz