This may be the most important news story I’ve read so far in this first half of 2016. Now you can read it too.
Meet Sultana, the Taliban’s Worst Fear
This young Afghan woman may be the next Einstein or Hawking. Or Rosalind Franklin. Or she may just be another curious young girl. Either way she is a deadly, deadly menace to tyrants and terrorists worldwide.
Why? It’s not because women are kinder than men. That’s a popular myth among women and men alike. They can be just as evil. Such as the several young women who recently drove another young girl to suicide because she was different. Or the woman who recently convinced a man to kick another woman to death with his steel-toed boots.
Nor is it because women are smarter than men, either at rational or creative or any other kind of thinking.
It’s because they are JUST AS SMART as men. No less. No more.
And they are half the human race. A half whose contributions have been denied and suppressed so long it seems “natural.” Letting that entire half of the population use their minds to effect even modest change? Enormously dangerous.
It is, however, inevitable. In today’s world many more jobs require brains than brawn. In field after field, especially in the under-developed world, it is becoming increasingly hard to find AND KEEP merely ordinarily smart people. Not geniuses. Just plain smart people, willing to work hard and long.
Such a job is fighter pilot. It takes several million dollars, and well over a year, to get one who is merely competent. They have to keep training, too. It’s not just done and done forever. They have to keep training, studying on the ground and burning fuel in the air, to stay sharp and stay on the advancing edge of the art.
Result? Even nations as backward and woman-hating as Pakistan are recruiting women as fighter pilots.
But many humble jobs are brain jobs, too, and certainly far more numerous. You think cleaning a house, nannying a child, flipping burgers, and doing the Big Mac weekly payroll are menial and requiring little thought and education? If so, you’re an idiot. Efficiency analysis studies of such jobs have shown they take a good deal of practical and even creative thought. And – SURPRISE – women can do that too.
Thus. I predict. This century will be the Century of the Woman. Hell, this MILLENNIUM may be the fucking Millennium of the Woman.