In today's terms what I am about to tell you would be called a conspiracy theory. However, l assure you it's not just a theory. Somewhere in the unrecorded history of humanity, the guys took over from the gals; and they've been hanging on to their ill-gotten gains ever since.
No one exactly knows when and where it happened, but in some distant age, male gods replaced female goddesses in our ancestors' pantheon. At first it was logical for primitive tribes to exalt the female, because after all she was the only gender that could produce life. The culture naturally worshiped goddesses as the divinities who most counted. But over time the logic shifted.
By the time of the Ancient Greeks, there was an equal number of gods and goddesses. Then gradually the thunder gods of the sky grabbed the upper hand from the fertility goddesses of the earth. Later with Judaism and Christianity, a single male god completed the process. [Check the Dan Brown novels claiming the Vatican conspired to keep males in control].
Whatever your take on the past, here's my take on the present.
Right now the role and rule of the male is, even in the face of the many feminist movements, generally intact. The real question isn't is-this-a-fact; it's how-has-this-fact-affected-our-world. Even if my answer here disqualifies me among my male peers, I have to go on record as saying: The male of the species is hardly the better of the two, with thousands of years of our bloody history to prove it.
But lets not bother to go back that far. Simply look around us today, guys. Are we not the most pretentious cocks-on-the-walk day after huffing-and-puffing day? Our absurd love of physical violence begins as ragamuffins playing games like King Of The Mountain....it continues with gladiatorial sports like bone-crushing football....
escalates into wars at the drop of an insult...right up to the insanity of American jet fighters standing up to Chinese jet fighters over some disputed islands that have damn little any sensible woman would ever fire a shot over.
Come on fellas, will we ever grow up? Playing kid games as kids was OK, but kid games with missiles at the ready? This is not national bravery; this is absurd bravado. Maybe it's time for the return of goddesses...
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