I was up in a cabin at Whistler for Gen’s stagette weekend. (I hate that term and all it connotes, but of course I had a good time anyway). Six women and Tater-Tot, who is too young to really be a boy. He’s more a black hole of cuteness.

We got along pretty well, but then, I knew we would. Any friends of Gen’s, and all that. But it made me wonder. Lots of folks would say that an all-women world would be a happier one. No war, little violence, decisions based on consensus, not for the individual’s greater good. A little more give-and-take. But I wonder if this is true.

I have personally seen women being petty, greedy, emotionally manipulative, and overzealous. Not just when there was competition for a man, but also for control of affection, higher marks, or a better wage. I don’t know that an all-woman world would be too different from the one we already inhabit. There might be less war. Maybe we’d end world hunger. We could curb the population explosion and all manner of good things.

However, it’s the personalities that become the problem. Even in a penis-less world, there would still be egomaniacs clawing their ways to positions of power. There would still be thoughtless assholes. And there would still be sexual and emotional predators. The world would still have problems, because it’s not just men who cause problems. Women do, too.

The would would NOT be a better place if there were only women. The world would, however, be a much better place if there were more women like my friends.

3 Comments to “UterusTopia”

  1. By Arwen, July 9, 2006 @ 11:48 pm

    Oh, c’mon. We’re egomanic, vicious, back-stabbing bitches too! Don’t sell us short!

  2. By Liz, July 10, 2006 @ 9:38 am

    Sure, at times. But that’s not who we are most of the time. And we’re only really mean to people who deserve it. At least I am.

  3. By gen, July 10, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    Thanks again for the wonderful weekend. I put aside my man hungry, backstabbing, ego at the patio door (or maybe I threw it up).

    I know that the world wouldn’t be a better place if it was all women (ask my mother what was one of the reasons that she left the nunnery). I do however think it would be a fantastic place if there were more people like all of you.

    And Em, while you may not have been there in person you were definately with us in spirit all the time. I can’t wait to get the Yah Yahs together ‘cause that’s when the world will be right again.

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