Saturday, February 25th 2017
An amazing animated history of the war over what I understand to be the Israel/Palestine territory. I knew that the conflict goes WAY back in history far before the current two seemingly nihilistic foes, but check out this fascinating summary (which thankfully my DH was able to narrate for me for historical context).
Nice little discussion with the kids about this morning. (Yes I showed them that.) One thing I pointed out to my family -withOUT trying to make anyone wrong- was asking what quality ALL those soldiers had in common?
My family were all stumped.
My answer: They are all MEN. Throughout history men have been in charge (by using might and oppressing women), and THIS is their idea of CONFLICT RESOLUTION.
What would women do, I asked? I suggested they would probably start by cleaning and cooking, sitting everyone down to a meal and then facilitate a lively discussion and come up with some solutions that actually benefitted everyone. Yes it would involve COMPRIMISE. And yes this is theoretical.
But more and more I am acclimating to the understanding that the future, if there is to be a future… “is FEMALE.”
(And no this does not mean the oppression of men. Even though that is undoubtedly how men in power would perceive having to concede oppression of women and others.)