Right now the enormous Hadron Collider in Switzerland is on the brink of discovering the long-sought “Higgs Particle.” Physicists can explain the details. It is left to romantics to explain the implications…!
If this deepest layer of cosmic reality can be documented in these tests, physicist Peter Higgs’ theory will be proven. Namely, there is no such thing as nothingness, because even in what we call emptiness there exists unseen fields of resistance. Which makes the ideal metaphor for the tortuous history of women throughout time. You see, fellas, as it turns out, the apparent “nothingness” of women during most of recorded history is not true. While the men who wrote history dismissed them as “nothing,” actually they were exerting an unseen kind of “resistance” all through the affairs of men.
Despite the reluctant male ego, facts are facts.
Need we point to the obvious and history-altering role of the female, starting right with Eve. The plot thickens throughout the years with the likes of Sarah, Helen of Troy, Bathsheba, Delilah, Mary Magdalene, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mata Harri, Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton. [Okay, try to forget Michelle Bachmann]. Actually, before the male of the species was deemed so dominant, there were more goddesses than gods in our pre-history. Goddesses, for as everyone realized, all life comes not from the male but the female.
Exactly how men stole women’s thunder is not clear. Perhaps because few men have been willing to document the real story. But documents and dates aside, my stubborn brothers, their recorded “nothingness” stands out as one enormous lie. For without the silent service and suffering of billions of women, billions of men would not have achieved the successes and the civilizations to which they continue to lay exclusive claim.
You know the old joke — behind every successful man there is an exhausted woman? Time to fess up, fellas. There’s not a doubt in my mind! in my life! in my bank account! in my children! Think about it. It’s not giving anything up. It’s simply discovering what’s been there all along. Discovering this so-called “nothingness” to women’s role over the centuries is nothing but a genetic decision that brute strength somehow trumps sheer endurance….
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