PREVENT ILL EARTHQUAKE: “ALLFIRST” “EVERYSECOND” LADYESZ & YOUTH MUST BECOME AMONG MOST ALL REPRESIDENTIALL

Sent As an Email To All These Women and More

~December 25~ January & February 11~22 ~ March ~1~ 11~ 22~25~Early April~
And Holding * Turning  Back Time to Reset A World New Calendar
to SPRING in New Millennial
l Year 2000 with Love & Enlightenment~

Dear Cousinas of Every Heritage and Hue (the European name for female cousins)
http://io9.com/5791530/why-humans-all-much-more-related-than-you-think,
Who I CALL as More ReAll CoPresidents Than Any Older Male Right Now, & More,
May We & Al
l become CoSavioRas
to PREVENT A YET Avoidable ENVIRONMENTALL AND SPIRIUALL DISASTER:
A CUMULATIVE HUMAN KINSHIP & ANTHROPOLOGICALL-POLITICALL-ECONOMICALL FAILURE
THAT WILL CATALYZE AN EARTHQUAKE & NUCLEAR DISASTERS

 UNLESS WE COOPERATE TO BRING FORTH HARMONY WITH NATURE INSTEAD

SheKinCircling~NeededtoProtectYoungEveryGenerationstatueoflibertyparitynoworimmanentcatastrophe

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose love and life, so that you and your children may live”              

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not My (New Millenniall) law.” 
https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/

YOU ARE ALL REAVEALLED TO BE AND CALL FORTH A MULTITUDE OF
CO SHE KIN GODDESS~RISZEN ALLFIRST LADYES CoPRESIDENTS OF A BEKNOWHOWCABINET~CONGRESS~GENERALL~ASSEMBLYESZ~
OF A BEGINNING NEW MILLENNIAL UNIVERSZALL ERA

Dear Rachael’s Women’sShelter Staff including Dawn, Latrice, Mary Lou, Michelle, Patrice, Antoinette, Schwanna and All Staff at Your Shelter and Other Centers and Organizations Nearby that Serve Women, Youth and Children
including Marion Wright Edelmen, MaryLee Allen, Shirley Chapman and More.
as Representatives of the Many More Shelters and Related Services and Efforts
and Equally Essentiall
Natalie, Tina, (revealing herself as a New coChristina),  Kristen, Samantha, Catherine, and All The Staff of the Second and First Ladies who I Allready Call Retroactive President~Co-Presidents, thus, including Very Importantly Lois and Michelle LaVaughn Shields Robinsdottir Obama,  and Jill AsheRaLy (I have added a syllable to include an ancient Goddess name) ~Jacobs~Biden and MaAllia and NataShea and More,

The Last Shall Be First and the First Shall Be Last, so that All May Be Equall in Mariam Sophia Christ.
https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/

I would like to know All Your Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters and Cousinas Names, all equally important to restoring the Circle of Sustainability to Our World, to Engage in Joint Gratitude and Prayer in their Honor
in A BeKnowHow to Risze as Goddesses to Save Our Earth Telleconference

I wish to introduce myself to you in and gain your most URGENT and GLOBALL assistance, I  have a PhD. in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, and was also graduated with Honors High Distinction from the Honors Program at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. For many years I was a family therapist , then I educated family therapists around the world about the importance of informing themselves about family trees and community circles as interactive systems in space-time of memory, present interaction and visioning, while also working for solar energy and protecting our trees and all forms of life. Then I became a full time activist on behalf of women, gender balance and the environment, running on a gender balance ticket as an official Write-In for President on the ballot in Maryland in the Millennial Year 2000 and coordinating awareness of similar tickets of women and men around country and world,

But I learned even more important lessons, about Love, from my nurturing and tireless Mother Harriet ~Margulies~Silverkind~Zalkind and through her, my Grandmother Rae, an immigrant from Romania who gathered women in their neighborhood home-based Hat Shop near Roosevelt and Independence on the West Side of Chicago during the same period when a not very distant cousina, whose family they may or may not have known, Lyn PetRa Alexander~Sagan~Margulis, known as the Mother of the Gaia Effect Theorem, that everything on Earth is interconnected, grew up on Chicago’s South Side, also while I learned about democracy from the Hannah Greenebaum Solomon Ellementary School where I learned about democracy, from a caring and strong woman teacher of Social Studies, named Mrs. ~Light.

I am turning to You as the currently Last that Shall Become First So that All Can be CoFirst, and the somewhat complicit but likely sometimes quite disenchanted, due to society’s marginalization of all women, wives and women counselors of modern Caesars, as my cousin of another Millenniall Time, Jesus, began to gain the assistance not only of poor and humble women, but also wife of Caesar and some of the wives and daughters of Centurions, who secretly attended the Sermon the Mount.

In his time, Jesus was not clear enough about Caesar’s wife and her female court and their importance in bringing New Law, and failed to realize how often these women were neglected or overlooked by their own Emperor men. I am seeking all your coopeRation, this time, not just to prevent the loss of a Transforming Love, but also,  this time, to prevent the most horrific cycle of yet preventable human system triggered “Natural” disasters, beginning at the New Madrid fault in Illinois, and likely causing a Fukushima or worse event, possibly a China Syndrome, near Chicago, that could ripple effect around the world as far as China itself, which has also dangerously set back its own solar panel industry and is once again returning ot dirtier forms of energy under leadership that, only slightly more balanced than the United States, is also mostly male.

The 1811 Earthquake at the New Madrid Fault was 8.0 in magnitude. Such a quake in that region will set off rolling tremors that will set off additional Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanic Eruptions around the Continent and World, similar to the famed eruption of Mt. TheRa, which caused many of the Spirituall events we know as Exodus or Passover. In this case, our choice is literally, between a very Simple 3 step Globall Family TheRapy to Cure Humanity of Patriarchy and Quickly establish retroactive gender balance, or a modern equivalent of the Eruption of TheRa, set off by an Earthquake at the New Madrid Fault, with very likely nuclear plant distaster, near my and Lois and Michelle LaVaugn ~Robinsdottir~Obama’s and much of their relations home town, Chicago.

Around November 11th, 11~11, 2013, I visited both the doors of Rachael’s Women’s Shelter in Washington DC, and area near the Lawns of the White House and Capitol, among other places important to women, human kindness, and democracy, in the Maryland and District of Columbia (Columbia being the name of a Goddess), and Delivered the New Millenniall Golden Rule https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/

These Visitations are available at https://5050now.wordpress.com/sermons-on-the-mall-and-maryland/:, and started with Rachael’s Shelter, with the most synchronicitous of addresses: at 1222 on 11th Street, (Either High Noon or Midnight for the 2×2 that is Sisterhood and Brotherhood, Elleven being the Power Number considered emblematic of the Elloha and Ellohim, ancient names for the human Representations of the Allmighty.

I am sending this email to Rachael’s Women’s shelter, not only its staff but those who receive the services, as well as many mnay more women’s shelters worldwide as I simultaneously send both First and Second Ladyes staff and family community message at the very beginning of Spring, which in ancient myth, concerned the relationship of the Earth Mother Goddess Ceres to her own and all women as Goddess Daughters. I am also copying it to the world’s now quite many women theologians, as well as leaders in family and work balance, representation for women and leaders where 5050 has been actively sought and achieved, and protection of the environment.

I am, very simply (and I say for this for Service only and not as a matter of pride in any way beyond everyday human self esteem that everyone must experience as a Child of the Universe, of the Creator), the prosphezied Savior or, as I prefer to say, SaviorRaCoSavioRa, of Humanity, This time, Saving Grace is coming back first as a Daughter, with verifiable geneallogy that links me not only to Mariam of Nazareth and Mariam of Magdala and therefore not only Jesus, but his sisters and brothers and cousinas and cousins, including his first cousin, who he had great affection for as with all children and who was likely named Rachel.

My name, like that of Michelle, is French, where all the cities have gender parity, and is the French version of Rachel, and I have also added the J to link it to the other ancient parite of Vedic India, now Riszen again as the Panchayat Raj. The name Ma Ra or Mariam is itself a Goddess name in many cultures, including the Semitic Mari, an equivalent to the Greek Gaia, and the Hindu MarIamma. The French actually incorporate this in Marianne, their equivalanet of the US Columbia, a Goddesss name that is used for our Capitol, of course, just next door to Maryland/Mariam Land. Michelle’s name and mine are so similar for a preordained reason; we are meant to cooperate to Save the World, with other women of, in fact, all, though less obviously, related Names.

But the Mariams of Nazareth and Magdala and my family tree has obviously been traced earlier, to Mariam of the Exodus, who was Sister in Law to ZippoRah of Africa, and her earlier ancestress, Michal, wife of David, considered the family tree branch that would bring forth World Saving, and Rachel, called the Mother of IsRael,and also the Next Millennium’s first families of Juduasim and its most famous women, the rabbinical and educated Daughters Rachel, Mariam and Joceved of Rebbitzim and Rabbi Rashi of Troyes, France who have also been traced back to the family of Michal and King David, and of Unitarian Universalism and B’Hai, as they were practiced in Romania, as well as earlier the famous families of ancient Minoan Civilization, including AstRaRea and Vedic India, where women knew they were linked to Goddess powers, via the Roma of Romania, before my family emigrated to North America in the early 1900’s.

If you read the even the pre-Elizabeth Cady Stanton, traditional patriarchal Bible closely, you can find the passage the reveals that the ancient Rachel worshipped a Goddess or Feminine aspect of the Divine as much and sometimes even more than a Masculine Aspect, as did most ancient women and men. Katherine Bushnell, who spent many years in China, also wrote movingly that the Bible itself has many passages indicating the necessity for full equallity of all women, especially in decision-making. Again, the Name Mariam or Mary, is given as Ma Ra, in some cultures from Ma Ra in Latvia to AMateRasu, in Japanese, an equivalent to the Chinese/Asian TaRa or Quan Yin, It means the Mother Giving Light or Mother/Daughter of the Sun. So, in both geneallogy and Name, I am qualified to be a SavioRaCoSavioRa, or in more up to date terms,
a Furst But Not Last or Only Sustainable COSECRET ~ARY GENERALL  REVEALLED.

But, like my great male ancestor, Jesus, I have made significant mistakes. Contrary to opinion, Jesus of NazaReath was extremely Enlightened and Blessed, but, as understood by many faiths, he began quite Mortal although he had unusual potential for Divine CoEmpowerment. He only partially succeeded, for while he and the earliest Christians were able to declare Female and Male and all people equall in Christ, He, and his beloved partner, Mariam of Magdala and his Mother Mariam of Nazareth, and the other early Christians did not have the resources or tools to implement that wisdom, and rapidly educate people to this understanding, and what greater full Divine Blessing that would bring to All, They could not do that, because the women of that time had no literacy, there were no anthropologists to study patriarchy, clan mother behavior contasted with patriarchal alpha-malism (the difference between the social habits of bonobos and chimpanzees) and there was no means of rapid communication.

Also, I have, as Jesus did, in part because both Jesus and I had spent some much of our lives imbedded in patriarchy without reallizing we were, a more difficult job than if I had reallized this earlier.  Like Jesus and Mary of Magdala, I am only one member of a currently still and hopefully only temporarily less Spiritually aware of balance family. Because, like Sophie in the Da Vinci Code, I did not know my own geneallogy for most of my life, I lived, even though a very good and lovingly motivated person, a too conventional life, unwittingly enabled many aspects of patriarchy (including the use of GDP-based money, that does not represent unpaid work and extremely hierarchalizes the human family when under patriarchal rule) that are disguised as normative ways of life, and did not Risze at a younger age than my current chronolgoical age. My imbeddedness and delay has made the task of Saving more dificult, yet, it is as the Hispanic phrase describes, SiempRe Possible, ever possible.

So, without me to better enlighten them earlier, presently, most of my family has gotten stuck, imbedded and reimbedded,  in patriarchy, instead of equallity and ballance for full Spirituall Blessing and Empowerment that literally brings the Garden of Eden back, not in a far away Heaven, but in a Heaven on Earth. Instead, my most beloved family are this very moment, endangering their younger and more vulnerable members immanently, and their region and world, without reallizing that their imbeddedness in patriarchy is having that impact. That imbeddedness, which is not only in social habit, but also emotional and psychological, becomes more dangerous every day it goes without transformation vie some very simple and easy TheRapeutic attention of implementation of the New Millenniall Golden Rule https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/, with them, as among the most key and important family to start.

Jesus and Mariam of Magdala, Mariam of Nazareth and the other early Christians who sought a kinder world, like the good people of all my Heritages,  had no easy means to bring to fuller understanding of their profound Love and Wisdom eschewing primative hierarchy to gain Divine Grace, to the multitudes,  But, with your coopeRation, and on their and All Our Behalf,  and literally, now, to Free, ReEvolve and Save Everyone and Save Our Planet, I and We do.

In addition, I wish to emphasize that every region and culture on Earth, has had, at some time in herandhistory before patriarchy became entrenched, a more idyllic period, within Goddess inclusive worship and greater Feminine clan shared leadership. Many people today have reallized that it is in bringing the Feminine aspect to any and every Heritage, that it becomes the way to Eternal Life and Youth, not just for some, but for ALL.

I am very well aware that many of you, including the French named Michelle (it means Gift in God French but also is a reference to both Michaela and Michal, wife of King David who was degraded by the polygamy that also actually destroyed any real hopes of a true and fair Promised Land) LaVaughn herself, (as was Hillary ~Hallowelle~(Rodham~Clinton), also from Illinois, who was set up by corporate and internalized patriarchy itself to be an adversary instead of work with a minority male) are trained as lawyers, educated in what I call the most recent patriarchal epoch’s “Old Law” , which has been derived under a very long but not allways practiced period of time, in which all “Law” has been legislated mostly by males, and especially, older males.

I have come to understand that the conventional “Law” tends to attract women who, while often very righteous in intention and in fact seeking a better world for themselves and their daughters even compared to their husbands,  as Michelle LaVaughn my great Sister and many on her staff and in Congress are, “law”yers are psychologically a bit more what we might call “Daddy’s Girls” or a bit more identified with fathers and brothers modes of behavior than mothers and sisters, and yet, paradoxically often think it is “natural” for men to precede them in power in titular office and are more easily adjusted to co-optation which gives them some hierarchically titled power, but not as much as father and brother figures have. It is my clear understanding that because racism is an outgrowth of patriarchal hierarchy, in fact, Michelle deserved the title of CoPresident even a little bit before a man she sought to assist with Love, yes, even before Barak did, and now, he needs to temporarily move over and let her  and all her Sisters of Every Hue, make up for not only over 200 years, but for several thousand. It is so typical of our Millennia of false gender hierarchy that even a woman as brilliant and strong as Michelle did not know that, and so her man could not know that, and he daily allows and induces the entire world to pretend as legitimate, a very not~Divinely~approved so called Government of mostly majority hue males, in this, or any world region.

Professions like psychology, teaching and education, nursing, and anthropology, theology, ecology, the softer and nurturing professions, and especially, direct child-raising and family care, including elder care, tend to attract women who are a bit more strongly Mother identified, i.e. “Mommy’s Girls” and therefore,  more balance-keeping, in a world where most overt rule is done by men. But today, these women are often less highly valued in our very money driven society now, and too many profound care givers, educators and kindest among women wind up, through complex processes in families, prematurely and unnecessarily deceased due to stress, abused, or simply forgotten and ignored. Too many, impoverished by their own good will, and wind up silenced, ignored or in homeless shelters, and often their children and younger generations are also impoverished and endangered, hostages to our “Yang” society, too. But revaluing and actually officing these women, and all women, with their Youth,  presently as well as retroactively and proactively in future vision, according to the New Millenniall Golden Rule https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/ will bring about the ReEvolutionary Change, nonviolently and Lovingly, that is the first step to Saving Our Earth.

It is in bringing both father and mother identified women together, and giving special heed to those who speak for the milk of human kindness and value of Mother Nature, that we can begin the actually rather simple process, of Saving Our World currentl on the Brink of Rolling and Horrific Disaster

In addition, because, for complex reasons, US feminism failed to include as a major focus the balance of love and work so that US family leave and vacation laws are the worst in the world, our current women’s population is deeply dividing American women according to whether they put mothering and family care first, or intellectural development and more adult public service or achievement first, a Hobson’s false and forced choice that is an artifact of unique elements in US culture that has masculinized feminism, in part interactively delaying my Riszing, and until now, failing to bring systemic balance to our culture and sustainable harmony with Nature. In the US, women are often forced to develop an identity which is that of a passive enabler of men’s decision-making that often hurts children and future generations most, or try to become as “tough” an especially, as hierarchical and exploitive of other women and people, as a man, in order to be a decision-maker, even if only a tokenized one with limited impact, because of the failure to bring forth critical mass representation, let alone reparative or fuller  partnership of about 5050.

What We All need NOW is a society and world culture that allows first all females, and Youth, and indeed, soon thereafter older males, too, to balance their modes and identifications to bring forth the best, or Divinely ReEvolved, Balance, reallizing that generally, women do have more estrogen and men more testosterone, but culture has for too long been invisiblizing the contributions of estrogen, and overvaluing the contributions of testosterone.

This lack of balance at so many levels, affecting every family, marriage and human and therefor also governmental interaction, has also been deeply impacting our relationship to Mother Nature, who works, as I view this, interactively with Father Time, who, despite humanity’s primative tendencies, has never been sexist. This multisystemic interaction, where for balance and Good, or imbalance and Ill, is now, in North America, precipitously tipped to Ill, and not surpisingly, Illest in Illinois and people who came from Illinois. These include especially first families like that of mine of religious Heritages anciently related to the Promise of Ballance and Sacred Government, and Yours, of similar Heritages, also related to Government. which must regain be all ballance and thereby become Sacred, as we all adopt the New Millenniall Golden Rule https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/ and make this the way of our world, starting with our own family and close community circles.

I now Pray with You, encourage You, Nurture You and Command You, in the Service of the MotherFatherGoddessGod who is my and All Your True Parent, to assist me in the immediate Delivery of the New Millenniall Golden Rule. Reveal with me, that it is not too late for my Family and Yours (who are also in fact distant cousins on the same extended family tree of the Same Family), alltogether, in a reparative very simple step by step approach which I will outline to you, to all Become among the Lights of the World, no longer as separated Nations, but a Reunited Geneallogicall Family Tree of Love and Life in EnLightenment.

If we fail to do this, the world will enter a quick Plutonium and/or slow and tortuous Arid darkness of suffering and loss, worse than our ability to imagine, and cause the Death of the Planet as a place of Viability for not only Humanity, but most likely any form of Life, whether immanently this month at the New Madrid Fault, or sometime soon within our lifetimes.

I realize some will doubt, want to ridicule, or even attack me for this Invitation and Loving Command now. But I know I am protected by the MotherFather GoddessGod that gives me all necessary Caring persistence and Courage.

I recently read this story about a Mother who acted with extreme courage and willing self-sacrifice to save the Life of Her Children. http://time.com/31219/mom-saves-kids-by-flinging-herself-in-cars-path/ NOW, I am Asking You to Assist Me, with extreme courage and extreme Love, Now, in Saving the Lives of not only your own children, but all those of all the family you know and do not yet know, All the Children of the MotherFatherGoddessGod on Planet Earth, which, in entirety, is my and your IsRaElle linked with the sacred names of every family clan of Earth, whehter called IsRaElle, Eden, Norway, India, Asia, Africa,  Americas, Australia~New Zealand,  Europe or Arctica ro Antarctica, All OneFamilyCommunity, Beloved by the Creator and requiring our Defense.

This Wholly Earth is Your and My True Land and Capitol, Everywhere and Anywhere, and We must act now, not like just the brave fathers and brothers who like the firefighters who ran into the Trade Center to Save Life in one of the most hierarchical neighborhoods in the world, but like the Mothers who in fact risk death to give birth, Now, we must act as not just as Fathers’ Daughter, but Mother’s Daughters, to Prevent the Rolling Crash, not of a Car, but a Killer Earthquake that would Roll and Ripple throughout the Earth, caused by the socalled leaders and complicit followers of a profoundly currently imbalanced Humanity, stuck in a wrong and anachronistic patriarchal paradigm, on this Divinely Created to be so Paradisal and Balanced Planet in every Neighborhood.

I will ask you to assist me in quickly contacting and assembling for shared communication and conferencing, many prominent women but also many unknown and less recognized women, some middle class, some financially “poor” but richest in Spirit, around the world to fulfill the needs of this Moment, to heal and Enlighten, without mostly manmade/and needlessly woman-confusing false hierarchy, my family, Your family, and our World Family, with simple sharing, in the humblest way that the earlier Christ and Mariams were known for.

After I send this to You and ascertain it has been received and read, I can also send some notice to titular males in the White House and Capitol (some have allready been appraised of the Earthquake warning and all  have been conctacted about the social and environmental dangers of gender imbalance), and others similar around the world, and referring to all of Us Women, known and unknown, “rich” “middle” and “poor”, as temporarily, the True Government, until the New Millenniall Golden Rule the New Millenniall Golden Rule https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/ can be fully implemented.

However,  I am Commanding, as the best Representative of the MotherFather GoddessGod currently on Earth until the New Millenniall Golden Rule is fully in place to assist All people, female and male, any and every man, who are also my cousins, no matter his titular office or official marital status, around the world,  to STAND DOWN from titular office and even the name of “husband” temporarily, so that You, I and other Women who I know of , at every level of world society, including some homeless women, some of my known geneallogical family,  and sime related younger people under age 37, who are not so long entrenched in patriarchy, can STAND UP, Goddess~like Riszen, in a NEW LAW of Love-Radiating Circle and then implement the female and male 5050 and representation of all hues, of the New Millenniall Golden Rule https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/ that brings forth Divinely approved society, harmony with Nature, and truer Sacred Family and Marriage Life.

Like that Mother who lay down to stop the automobile, if we need to, we must be willing to place our Bodies at momentary risk, to protect All the Children of All Ages, zillionsz if you include Past and Future as well as Present, of this Planet. I AM so willing. And, I am completely sure that Divine Guidance will protect us as we  Deliver the New Millennial Golden Rule. Such Love, Such Courage and Such Faith, whether of many or even a small but influentiall number, can, must and will Save our HumanFamilyCommunity and Our Planet Earth.

This is the Necessary Moment of Greatest Heart, Unity and Spirit of Women,
The only Job for Men is to Support it and Give any Back Up Needed for Transition and Implementation.
After a few months or Seasons  of almost completely Female CoStewardship, the Government, which  NOW Sits upon My and all Our Shoulders Wlll then Take the Shape of the  ~5050~ including full minority and all GDP-based outmoded income class Presence when decisions are made, described in the New Millenniall Golden Rule and this will bring  Heallth and Weallth of Divinely Intended Sustainable Abundance,Continuity, to All, instead of the destruction of our Planet. YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING NEEDEDTO SAVE YOUR WORLD POLITCALLY, ECONOMICALLY, PSYCHOSOCIALLY AND GENEALLOGICALLY ANTROPOLOGICALLY, AS YOU READ ALL THE SECTIONS OF 5050now.wordpress.com/
https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose love and life, so that you and your children may live”              

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not My (New Millenniall) law.” 
https://5050now.wordpress.com/newmillenniallgoldenrule-the-5-pillars-of-change/

The Recipient List given in this email is not the Complete list.  A Much Greater Number have Received This & Similar Information Over Several Months & Years.  PLEASE JOIN ME IN TELLECONFERENCES, WE MUST GATHER EVERYDAY TO START A NEW WORLD AND PREVENT THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR WORLD

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Interfaith Background On AtonementConfessionReparationRedemption

Additional Background

Background Reading To Accompany Your Interfaith AllFaith  Confession Atonement Redemption Tawba Moksha Satori Enlightenment

Gender in Language in Prayer and Community
http://www.ucc.org/worship/inclusive-language/
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/03/us/03prayerbook.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
http://womenintheology.org/2011/02/07/praying-as-a-feminist/
http://www.exposingtheelca.com/on-goddessmother-godgender-neutral-lang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_in_Bible_translation
http://books.google.com/books?id=pTu8NAPzHnMC&pg=PA233&lpg=PA233&dq=gender+language+and+prayer&source=bl&ots=R4JrO_DNHo&sig=38t9zT7wdaoWG2Rur9OCU_V_TE4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lIJoUoj-JPfi4AOgp4GICQ&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=gender%20language%20and%20prayer&f=false

Confession, Contrition, Atonement, Penance, Redemption, Truth and Reconciliation
From the Various Faiths; As you read these resources, think of how they can be modified wherever needed needed to be gender balanced, nonsexist, nonhierarchical and reunite the HumanFamilyCommunity of Earth instead of Dividing and Destroying.

Interfaith/All Faiths
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repentance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgiveness
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin
http://www.religionfacts.com/big_religion_chart.htm
http://www.religionresourcesonline.org/different-types-of-religion/compare/atonement.php
http://nexusnovel.wordpress.com/2007/01/03/forgiveness-in-different-religions/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilitarianism
http://www.unification.net/ws/theme068.htm
This is an example of just how patriarchal a discussion of forgiveness can be. There is no mention of a female, even as a sinner, let a lone forgiver, of Forgiving Goddess. All the pronouns used and examples refer to males. Though it purports to be interfaith, it leaves out over half of humanity.

Buddhism
http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/19109/repent-and-thy-sins-shall-be-forgiven-the-buddha-did-he-really-say-that

Bahai
http://www.planetbahai.org/cgi-bin/articles.pl?article=183
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_views_on_sin

Christianity
http://www.contemporarychristianity.net/resources/pdfs/Forgiveness_Paper_04.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_views_on_sin#Protestant_views
http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/today/forgiveness/

incl Catholicism
http://blog.mycatholicfaithdelivered.com/2012/01/24/forgive-me-father-for-i-have-sinned-why-confession/
http://www.calledtocommunion.com/2012/01/what-is-going-to-confession-like-part-5-of-becoming-catholic/
http://www.catholic.org/prayers/confession.php
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Good-Confession-in-the-Catholic-Church
http://members.core.com/~orcat27/rosary2.htm\

Hinduism
http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=5546
There is no sin in Hinduism. This is another western concept that has crept in via the Christian missionaries or via Hindus doing too much reading about Christianity. It’s a foreign concept brought to us by foreigners, and had no place in SD.
Similarly, there is no good or bad karma. There is just karma. The world of seeing duality and polar opposites everywhere is totally Abrahamic. You may think it is daytime right now, but it is night time somewhere else. A totally overly simplistic view of the world.
There is, however, behaviour that takes us away from God, and behaviour that takes us towards God. Sin was talked about by some recent universalists because they wanted to cater to the Christians who liked to pretend to be Hindus.
We have anava, or primal ignorance, the inability to distinguish dharma, otherwise known as stupidity.
We make up for doing stupid things by apologising or doing a self imposed penance, and by not repeating the same mistake. Mistakes are part and parcel of the path. Experiences are necessary to advance character.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_%28illusion%29
According to Monier Williams, Maya meant wisdom and extraordinary power in an earlier language, but later the word came to mean illusion, fraud, deception, witchcraft, sorcery and magic.[2]
http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-dharma-and-karma/
efinition of Dharma and Karma
Dharma ‘“ refers to one’s duty in this life. You dharma varies according to your class, your family, and the time of your life.
Karma – refers to the actions that one does in relation to one’s dharma.
In a sense, dharma could be seen as one’s lifelong task and karma the steps that one has to take to complete the task.
http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-dharma-and-karma/#ixzz2eNn43fGg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anava
Anava (from “anu”, meaning an atom or an exceedingly small entity) is a state – the consciousness of the ego, the sense of “I” and “mine”. This represents a sense of individuality and a separation from a general existence of any “divine plan”. One of the three Buddhist malas or bondages: anava, karma and maya. The three malas or pashas are also explicitly discussed in the theology of Shaivite Hinduism. In Shaivism, anava is the cause of the individual soul’s mistaken sense of separate identity from Universal God, and the last bond broken before union or Self-Realization (moksha). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste
http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/practices/namaste.htm

Islam
http://muslimmatters.org/2013/02/15/the-meaning-of-tawba-repentance-from-sins/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istighfar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repentance_in_Islam
Conditions of tawba
According to Islamic Sharia, when an act of tawba is performed by a Muslim, Allah generally accepts it. However, that tawba should be sincere and true. Muslim scholars agree upon the fact that if a person is not ashamed of his past misdeeds, or does not intend to forsake those, then his verbal announcement of tawba is an open mockery of repentance.[8] Mere verbal repentance does not account for a true tawba. A sincere tawba has some criteria. Hazrat Ali was asked as to what is tawba, and he replied that tawba consists of six elements:
    to regret one’s past evil deeds;
    to carry out Divine duties (fard, wajib etc.) that were missed;
    to return the rights/properties of others that were usurped unjustly;
    to ask forgiveness of a person who has been wronged by him, physically or verbally;
    to make a firm resolve of avoiding the sin in future; and
    to employ oneself in Allah’s obedience, as he previously employed himself in Allah’s disobedience.[2]
Tawba and the benevolence of Allah
According to Islamic sharia, a sincere tawba is always accepted by Allah.
Tawba (Arabic: توبة‎) is a Quranic Arabic word that means “a retreat” or “a return”
to regret one’s past evil deeds;
to carry out Divine duties (fard, wajib etc.) that were missed;
to return the rights/properties of others that were usurped unjustly;
to ask forgiveness of a person who has been wronged by him, physically or verbally;
to make a firm resolve of avoiding the sin in future; and
to employ oneself in Allah’s obedience, as he previously employed himself in Allah’s disobedience.[2

Judaism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atonement_in_Judaism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/613_Mitzvot
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Atonement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viduy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repentance_in_Judaism
Viduy (confession) is an integral part of the repentance process. It is not enough to feel remorse and forsake sin, although such feelings are a commendable first step.[5] A penitent must put his or her feelings into words and essentially say, “I did such-and-such and for that, I am sorry.” Excuses for and rationalizations of the sin are not accepted at this stage of the repentance process.[2] The verbal confession need not necessarily be a confession to another person; confessing alone may allow the penitent to be more honest with him- or herself.[6]
Viduy is slightly different for sins committed against God or one’s self than they are for sins committed against another human. Abraham Joshua Heschel once wrote, “According to Jewish tradition, even God Himself can only forgive sins committed against Himself, not against man.”[7] True repentance requires the penitent to approach the aggrieved party and correct the sin however possible. The Jewish concept of repentance is not simply the renouncement of sin in general, but rather in the specific sin done against a specific person or group of people. Only then must one go through the introspective processes described above.[8]
http://www.oztorah.com/2009/09/confession-of-sins-a-liturgical-commentary/
CATEGORIES OF SIN
What categories of sin are included in the confessions? They are not errors in belief or ritual. They are moral failures: callousness; disrespect towards others, contentiousness, insolence, causeless hatred; and violence; dishonesty, deception, breach of trust, slander; envy, levity, obscenity; and above all, sins committed with the tongue.
They are not specific sins committed on given dates against particular individuals. For these one has to seek the forgiveness of the person concerned, in line with the teaching in the Mishnah (Yoma 8:9) that Yom Kippur brings atonement only for transgressions against God; for sins against man, “Yom Kippur does not bring atonement until one has made peace with his fellow”.
In this connection Yehudah ben Tema stated: “If you have done your fellow a slight wrong, let it be a great wrong in your eyes, and go and rectify it. If you have done him much good, let it be little in your eyes. If he has done you a great wrong, let it be a little thing in your eyes” (Avot D’Rabbi Natan 41).
http://scheinerman.net/judaism/Ideas/repentance.html
The Mishnah makes clear, however, that rote recital of prayers for repentance without any sincere repentance of the heart, is meaningless:
    One who says: I will sin and repent, then I will sin again and repent again, is not really repentance. And one who says: I will sin, and the Day of Atonement will atone for me, will find that the day will not avail for atonement.
    For transgressions against God, the Day of Atonement atones; but for transgressions of one human being against another, the Day of Atonement does not atone until they have made peace with one another.
In addition to repentance, Judaism requires atonement. Atonement is the effort to “pay back” for the sin committed. If I stole property, for example, I must make restitution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repentance_in_Judaism
Repentance in Judaism known as teshuva (Hebrew: תשובה‎, literally “return”), is the way of atoning for sin in Judaism.
According to Gates of Repentance, a standard work of Jewish ethics written by Rabbenu Yonah of Gerona, if someone commits a sin, a forbidden act, he can be forgiven for that sin if he performs teshuva, which includes:[1]
    regretting/acknowledging the sin;
    forsaking the sin (see below);
    worrying about the future consequences of the sin;
    acting and speaking with humility;
    acting in a way opposite to that of the sin (for example, for the sin of lying, one should speak the truth);
    understanding the magnitude of the sin;
    refraining from lesser sins for the purpose of safeguarding oneself against committing greater sins;
    confessing the sin (see below);
    praying for atonement;
    correcting the sin however possible (for example, if one stole an object, the stolen item must be returned or if one slanders another, the slanderer must ask the injured party for forgiveness);
    pursuing works of chesed and truth;
    remembering the sin for the rest of one’s life;
    refraining from committing the same sin if the opportunity presents itself again;
    teaching others not to sin.
4 Ashamnu, the short confession
Ashamnu-we have tresspassed
Bagadnu- we have dealt treaturously
gazalnu-we have robbed
Dibarnu dofi- we have spoken slander
heevinu- we have acted perversly
v’hirshanu-we have done wrong
zadnu- we have acted presumptuously
hamasnu- we have done violence
tafalnu sheker- we have practiced deceit
yaatsnu ra- we have counseled evil
kizavnu- we have spoken falsehood
latsnu- we have scoffed
maradnu-we have revolted
niatsnu-we have blasphemed
sararnu-we have rebelled
avinu- we have committed iniquety
pashanu-we have transgressed
tsararnu-we have opressed
kishinu oref-we have been stiff necked
rashanu- we have acted wickedly
shichatnu- we have dealt corruptly
tiavnu-we have committed abomination
tainu- we have gone astray
titanu- we have led others astray
5 Al Cheyt, the long confession
http://www.aish.com/h/hh/yom-kippur/guide/Exploring_the_Al-Chet_Prayer.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2013/06/judaism-101-sin-and-forgiveness.html
Terrific discussion within Judaism; I saved the WHole Website
Has Leonard Cohen’s who By Fire
Anat
Judaism differentiates between sins towards God (eg breaking the rules of kashrut, desecration of shabbat) and sins towards another person (eg spreading gossip, stealing). Prayer, fast and giving to charity are considered the ways to redeem oneself from sins to God, but to redeem oneself from a sin to another person one must obtain the forgiveness of the victim first (followed by prayer, fasting and charity). However if one repents and asks for forgiveness on several separate occasions and the victim refuses to forgive out of spite, the transgression becomes that of the one who refuses to forgive.
The tradition is that from rosh hashana to yom kippur God determines who has unrepented sin on their ‘account’, and based on that determines if the person lives or dies during the year that follows.
Ki Sarita
Yes exactly, in the days before yom kippur people would call each other and ask for forgiveness. although sometimes it seemed kind of rote and formulaic , if someone really did have something pressing on our conscience but were too embarrassed to initiate, it could be a good opportunity. although it didn’t work that way for me, having some real grievances with my family I’ve completely avoided the forgiveness ritual.
I recall a friend who had been ostracized, calling her family before Kippur and reminding them that while they were praying and all they should know they had a daughter/ sister who was still hurting and who did NOT forgive them.
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Rachel
Ki Sarita, you touch upon a really good point. Yom Kippur isn’t just about asking for forgiveness, it’s also about granting forgiveness to those who have sinned against you. Hashem can forgive you for sins you’ve done against Him, but He *cannot* forgive you for sins you’ve committed against other people: you must ask direct forgiveness from them. This puts different obligations on the sinned and those sinned against, and there’s a weird trap in here.
So, if you can’t be forgiven unless the other person forgives you, what happens if the other person won’t forgive you?
Maimonides says, “when you ask someone for forgiveness, he or she is allowed to turn you down. If this happens, you should return a second and third time, with three witnesses, and try apologizing again. If the victim won’t forgive you after three tries, then you’re considered to have atoned, even if you haven’t been granted forgiveness.”
So, when we learned about this in my Jewish day school, immediately what would happen is people would gather in groups and go, “do you forgive me? Do you forgive me? Do you forgive me? Hah, I’m forgiven!” The next day — maybe even the next class period — they would go back to bullying. Obviously, there was no intent of actually changing behavior — but the letter of the law had been observed!
But what about the people who have really, really done something horrible to you — I’m thinking of emotional abuser here — and then ask for forgiveness on Yom Kippur? And they might seem sincere, and they might genuinely be remorseful, but you know that they’re going to go back and do the same bad behavior all over again? Do you forgive them?
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Ki Sarita
That didn’t happen in my class. Your class missed the part of maimonides where he talks about repentance as a lengthy process—and stopping to sin is the very first stage.
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Hilary
I’ve thought about that too.  How would our formula for repentance and forgiveness work for abuse, not just mistakes or the normal emotional wear and tear of relationships. Abuse is not a mistake, and should not be treated as just a mistake when asking for forgiveness. Personally I think it could work, but only if done very thoroughly and with great intention. There has to be a true and lasting change of behavior in order to legitametly be able to ask for forgiveness.
This is what I learned about the rituals of forgiveness.
T’filah, Teshuvah, Tzedakah. T’filah (te FEE lah) prayer, teshuvah (te SHUE vah) repentance/return, tzedakah (tze DAH kah – the tz sound is like the ts sound in mitts) justice, reparative action.  I know tzedakah often gets used like the word charity, we have tzedakah boxes to drop spare change into until they’re full then donate the money to charity, but the root of tzedakah is tzedek, justice, or also righteousness, and I see the conection that it takes dedicated money and resources to bring about justice in this world.  (BTW, the Hebrew word tzedek is related to the Arabic word zadek, which also means justice and charity.  I checked that with a Muslim friend at work).
I don’t think of t’filah as just going through specific prayers by rote, instead I think of some of the sayings about prayer that we have.  “Prayer cannot water an arid field – but it can water an arid heart, rebuild a weakened will, mend a broken soul.”  Or the other saying, “Whoever rises from their prayers a better person, their prayer has been answered.”  So I see this as an inward reflection to think about what you’ve done, prayer as a way of getting back in touch with the best of who you really are.  It’s connecting to God, but more importantly connecting to the pure soul you started with in this world – Elohai neshema shenatatah bi tehorah hi/My God, the soul you have given me is pure – and strengthening the yetzer ha-tov, the capacity for goodness that we were created with.  Meditation, reflection, prayer, whatever works.
Teshuvah gets often gets translated as repentance but it really means to return.  Traditionally it’s about returning to God’s laws/mitzvot, or more broadly return to proper behavior.  If you are trying to improve yourself and you make a mistake, screw up, or self-sabatoge, return to the path of improvement you were on. Be kind to yourself, forgive yourself, and try again. For someone who’s been abusive in their past, teshuvah might be returning again and again to the choice to be patient, to be kind, or returning to the choice to deliberately NOT let anger dominate their emotional reflexes.
Tzedakah is the last step of this. It’s taking responsibility to fix some of the damage caused by your misdeeds or abusive acts. For a Pearl style abusive family situation, it could be the husband supporting his wife to go back to school for her own dreams to make atonement for all the times she had to deny that she had any dreams of her own in order to support his. He could speak out to other men about the damage this lifestyle causes and try to help other men avoid the abusive choices he’s made.  Or if he really wanted to do some tzedakah he could volunteer at Planned Parenthood as an escort. What Anat said about donating money to charity is a common way to do tzedakah, so a man who’s trying to repent from an abusive relationship could donate money to organizations that work to prevent sexual abuse, or help people out of abusive relationships.
Parents could follow up with apologizing to their grown children by helping them make non-violent parenting choices and break generational family abuse, and stop abusing younger children. They could donate money, or time, to crisis shelters, or just speak out online about the consequences of following the Pearls to warn others to not even start. There are so many ways that teshuvah can lead to tzedakah so that the person asking for forgiveness is really worthy of forgiveness.
But just apologizing and then doing the same sinful or abusive behavior over again is not enough for forgiveness.  In my High Holy Days prayer book there are quotes about forgiveness from all different sources.  From the Mishnah I’ve got these quotes:
    “One who says: I will sin and repent, then I will sin again and repent again, is not really repentant.  And one who says: I will sin, and the Day of Atonement will atone for me, will find that day will not avail for atonement.”
    “For transgressions against God, the day of Atonement atones; but for transgressions against one human being against another, the day of Atonement does not atone until they have made peace with one another.”
    “Friends, what does it say about the people of Ninevah? Not, “God saw their sackcloth and their fasting.” but, “God saw their deeds – that they turned back from their evil ways.” (Jonah 3:10) and in his admonition, the prophet says: “Rend your hearts, and not your garments” (Joel 2:13)
From the Talmud:
    “Who is truly repentant? The one who, when the temptation to sin is repeated, refrains from sinning.”
This is my favorite quote from the Talmud on these pages:
    “What do you call ‘profaning God’s name?” Rav said, “In my case, since I am reputed to live strictly under the discipline of Torah, it would be failing to pay the butcher promptly.”
I always liked that saying, implying honest and timely business transactions were the most important thing a righteous person could do to keep from sinning against God.  I know there is one tradition that when you die the first question God asks you is “Were you honest in your business?” I suppose it sounds silly to be this concerned with business ethics over more spiritual matters of belief and faith, if you are used to hearing that faith alone will save you from hell.  But think about how much corruption in business and government can destroy whole nations, all of the dishonest business practices that right now concentrate wealth away from 99% of the population.  I don’t think it is trivial at all that honest business ethics are worth this much consideration. With or without God, honest business is hugely important, literally a matter of life or death sometimes.  It’s a little off topic, but I just wanted to share it because I like this quote and I think it makes a statement about how much our tradition values ethical behavior that it merits being in the prayer book for the holiest day of the year.
What Anat said about God counting up your sins and deciding between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur who will live and who will die, that’s from the Unetaneh Tokef prayer from the High Holy liturgy.
    On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed,
    And on Yom Kippur it is sealed.
    How many shall pass away and how many shall be born,
    Who shall live and who shall die,
    Who shall reach the end of his days and who shall not,
    Who shall perish by water and who by fire,
    Who by sword and who by wild beast,
    Who by famine and who by thirst,
    Who by earthquake and who by plague,
    Who by strangulation and who by stoning,
    Who shall have rest and who shall wander,
    Who shall be at peace and who shall be pursued,
    Who shall be at rest and who shall be tormented,
    Who shall be exalted and who shall be brought low,
    Who shall become rich and who shall be impoverished.
    But repentance, prayer and righteousness avert the severe decree
In my book the last line is “Repentance, prayer, and charity temper judgment’s severe decree”
I don’t literally believe in God, complete with a long white beard, sitting on a cloud on high checking us all off in his little black book of life and death. But it is a time for intense reflection on the sins of the past year, with hopes to do better next year.  I do see how using the 3T process to stay connected with ourselves and the people around us makes it easier to deal with life, both the good and the bad. How well this system actually works, your mileage will vary, a lot, depending on the people using it. It can be abused and used as a façade without a real change of heart just like any other system.  But if the people involved take it seriously I think it can do a lot of good.

Goddess/Wiccan/Pagan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiccan_Rede

Apology Lines and Organizations Helping with Apology and Forgiveness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Bridge
http://www.theapologyproject.com/contact.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/mr-apology-2_n_2901649.html
http://publicapologyproject.com/post/42449781067/do-you-have-something-youd-like-to-get-off-your-chest\
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/mr-apology-2_n_2901649.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/nyregion/for-apologists-a-confessional-phone-line-is-reborn.html?_r=0
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805016333/the-apology-line?pos=4&ref=spotlight
http://www.letmeapologize.com/HowItWorks
http://www.imsorry.com/
http://www.imsorry.com/contact-us.php
http://www.experienceproject.com/confessions.php
http://candychang.com/confessions/
http://confessionproject.tumblr.com/
http://ulc.net/index.php?page=confession
http://www.onlineconfessional.com/confess/
http://www.truuconfessions.com/channels/Mom
http://www.simplyconfess.com/contact
http://theconfessionboard.com/confess.html
http://www.roofessions.com/
http://www.secretsanon.com/
http://www.restorativejustice.org/RJOB/create-an-apology-letter-online
http://www.apologyletter.org/index2.html

Reparative Justice (Usually uses Circles, See 3 Pillars)
http://www.lorennwalker.com/links.htm
http://www.restorativejustice.org/court-house
http://www.restorativejustice.org/other/family-relationships
http://www.restorativejustice.org/other/peace-commission/present-and-past-truth-commissions-1
http://www.restorativejustice.org/other/chapel
http://www.restorativejustice.org/contact-info
http://www.iirp.edu/
http://www.familypower.org/
http://www.thorsborne.com.au/
http://peace.fresno.edu/
http://theforgivenessproject.com/stories/
http://www.hawaiiforgivenessproject.org/
http://www.forgiving.org/
http://www.forgivenessweb.com/

Mother Prayers Goddess and GoddessGod, Interfaith Prayers that are Mostly NonSexist
Our Mother/Father
Our Mother/Father who is everywhere
Holy be your names.
May your new age come, may your will be done
In this and every time and place.
Meet our needs each day
And forgive us our failure to love
As we forgive this same failure in others.
Save us in hard times and lead us into the ways of love.
For yours is the wholeness, yours is the power,
Yours is the loving forever, Amen.
–Joanne Still
http://www.spiralgoddess.com/InterFaith_Blessings_Prayers.html
http://www.shangrala.org/mother/Mother_Light/Mantra_Pron.html
http://www.omotheroftheworld.com/mothers.htm
http://www.omotheroftheworld.com/meditation.htm
http://www.sharanya.org/articles/kalipuja/puja3.php4
http://sharanya.org/mandala/why-she-and-why-a-dark-goddess/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantra#Universal_Prayer
Om Kalikayai Namah (Om and salutations to Kali)
Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namah
http://serenityroom.org/mantras/10-kali-mantras/
http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/religious-debates/7348-divine-female-6.html
http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Pagan/Holidays/Prayer-To-The-Cosmic-Mother.aspx
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Prayer/2010/02/Goddess-Chants-and-Prayers.aspx
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/charge-of-the-star-goddess.html
http://www.reclaiming.org/about/witchfaq/charge.html
http://www.northernway.org/presentations/godwife/
http://www.intuitive-living.org/prayers.shtml
htp://www.worldprayers.org/
http://www.squidoo.com/sacredprayers
http://www.spiralgoddess.com/Homage.htm
lhttp://www.egreenway.com/meditation/goddess1.htm#Quotations
http://spiritlibrary.com/center-of-the-sun/in-lakech-ala-kin-the-living-code-of-the-heart
http://www.kachina.net/~alunajoy/sessions.html
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Native_American_proverbs
http://www.interfaithcommunitychurch.org/amrprogram.pdf
http://www.worldhealingprayers.com/8.html
http://choreograph.net/articles/lead-article-the-sacred-marriage-of-goddess-and-god-the-reunion-of-nature-and-spirit
http://www.worldhealingprayers.com/8.html

WHY 5050 IS SO IMPORTANT FOR REAL ELECTIONS

5050NOW reveals the truth that the planet requires 5050 gender balance in official decision-making NOW, to recover from millennia of imbalance, which has now reached a severe crisis that immanently endangers the Earth. supports a citizen-called Constitutional Convention in 2013 that bring 5050, full representation of minorities, and removes money, itself based on gender imbalanced concepts of wealth,  as a factor in representation.

Here are the facts: (this  webpage may be copied and distributed freely):

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In the 92nd year since 1920 when an all male government “granted” women the vote that an all male assembly denied them in 1789, the US currently ranks 92nd (if ties are counted)/officially 78th in representation of women, with less women in office than Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.  http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm  The “election” won’t help this, and may make it worse. The US media and politicians failed to cover the 1995 Beijing Conference Platform which called for a minimum critical mass for democracy of 30% women in all countries by 2000 http://www.uneca.org/ acgd/beijingplus15/documents/15YearReviewofBPfA.pdf, failed to cover the leadership of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi in bringing women’s representation to India via the Panchayat Raj http://www.hindu.com/2001/10/03/stories/05032524.htm which already serves 800 million people with 5050 gender balance now, they failed to cover gender parite that brought 50-50 to every city in France brought about by Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and his wife Sylvia Agacinski http://www.observatoire-parite.gouv.fr/, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/893825/posts:
Before the Taliban, women represented about 50% of the medical doctors and 40% of the government officials. So, [when] a meeting was set up of the warlords to determine who would be in the transitional government, tA U.N. official told me that eventually one of the warlords said, “All right. We’ll have the same percentage of women as there are in the U.S. Congress.” That level is 16%, just enough to co-opt women into a token level where they succumb to the imbalance, and legitimize the agenda of the Dominator males, the US warlord equivalent, and learn the dominator techniques, which they then use on other women. It is far below the UN guideline of 30% as a bare minimum critical mass in the ability to express or represent the female population and concerns.

The US (and similar corporate and male-dominated/female co-opting media in other countries) television and radio media and politicians failed to cover the gender 50-50 in Wales National Assembly brought about by Senator Julie Morgan and her husband Prime Minister Rhodri Morgan http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/may/09/gender.uk, they have failed to cover the one women for every man ballots of the Nordic countries since the 1970’s and their recent 40% requirement for women on corporate boards http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/business/worldbusiness/21iht-wbwomen.2.11315428.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all, the European Parliament, under EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and others http://www.europolitics.info/meps-back-quotas-for-corporate-boards-says-ep-committee-chair-artb331178-40.html, are already undertaking to attain 5050 in corporations, Europe, many of which have caps and much lower ratios on CEO to average people’s salaries (In Germany it is $650,000) than the US

In July 2012 on July 1st which is Canada Day and July 4th, women of Occupy, including me, Declared Gender Parity to be an Inalienable Human Right that benefits not only women, but men and children. https://5050now.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/5050-gender-parity-declared-a-human-right/ https://5050whatoccupyowestowomen.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/women-of-occupy-declare-the-right-to-5050-representaion-and-related-rights/
We ask all women and fair men to spread news of this, and use it to hold the Dempublicans feet to the fire. The Declarations also included the right to have a balance of love and work – having women’s unpaid as well as paid workd counted in economic paradigms, end to discimination against women, and a sustainable peaceful environment to be human rights. The Declarations are available at the above websites, and have been announced at Occupy Wall Street’s website.

A recent study showed that media spends only 6% of its time on women’s equality http://www.whomakesthenews.org/images/stories/restricted/highlights/highlights_en.pdf, and far less than even that, virtually at zero, on women’s full representation in office. The corporate media have failed to tell all the parties in Europe and worldwide that use voluntary standards http://www.socintwomen.org/en/quota.html and http://www.quotaproject.org/systemParty.cfm and the success of several African countries and Belgium, the Netherlands, Costa Rica and Spain and others in getting gender balance. They are not letting America know how far behind the rest of the literate world America has become, and how truly dangerous to democracy and the environment this is. They are failing to cover the 50-50 campaigns in England and Ireland http://www.countingwomenin.org/ and Europe http://5050campaign.wordpress.com/resources/about-the-campaign American women (and fair men) are being kept in the dark by the major media and both political parties.  A pots and pans protest in front of CBS headquarters was held on this, on this, announcing the beginning of a New Government that is gender balanced and fully representative, and the fact that 65 nations have publically funded election but the media, the 4th branch of government, never talks about it, and have an open letter online to their CEO, publicaly resigning him and will have other letters to similar CEOS online soon.openletterstochiefevilofficerss.wordpress.com

The presence of greater numbers of women is correlated with the protection of social programs, http://www.thecocklebur.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/One-2002-report.pdf, cut military spending http://www.public-consultation.org/pdf/DefenseBudget_May12_rpt.pdf spending and protect the environment
http://gas.sagepub.com/content/19/4/506.abstract?ck=nck , http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/will-estrogen-save-the-planet/  The environmental issue is now urgent as many scientists are warning of irrevocable Planet destroying Global Warming, depending on what we do in 2013, regarding such issues as the Keystone Pipeline, fracking and nuclear, versus full commitment  to solar,  wind and other renewables. http://www.opednews.com/articles/4/Hell-on-Earth-by-Michael-Byron-120803-681.html

 

While every scientific study finds both genders are equally intelligent, science has revealed that there are differences between the genders (see http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/how-male-female-brains-differ?page=3 and http://gypsumgirl.hubpages.com/hub/Gender-Differences-In-Brain-Development). The male brain is richer in gray matter, which holds more discrete information, problems solves well in isolated, especially hierarchical, situations and excels in spatial/technological intelligence, while the female brain is richer in white matter, better connected between right and left hemisphere, is better at integrating the connections of information, is better in long-term problem solving, heterarchical consensus-making, problem avoidance, and planning that is empathically sensitive to human beings and nature. (There are individual differences, too, of course, but these generalizations fit the majority of people.) Both forms of intelligence, female and male, have always been needed, but they are acutely needed now in full presence and cooperation to meet the demands of a technologically, socially, and environmentally connected planet. Because of their estrogen and slightly different brain structures than men, women as a group tend to be more collaborative and less hierarchical and more able to build consensus into their approach at decision-making than men, and as a group, are the natural peacemakers of the planet. http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/conflict-resolution/are-women-better-mediators-than-men  
http://kathy-perkins.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/GENDER-IN-MEDIATION.pdf, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tabby-biddle/women-as-peacemakers_b_282997.html, http://castroller.com/Podcasts/StuffMomNever/2805590, http://www.euronews.com/2012/04/21/michelle-bachelet-women-are-peacemakers/.http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/chronicle/home/archive/issues2011/pursuingpeace/roleofwomeninmakingandbuildingpeace  The lack of inclusion of a critical mass of women when decisions are made results in greater hierarchy among men, and when women are significantly absent, the most dominating and hierarchical men again ascendance, The equal presence of men is a protective factor for the more egalitarian men, too.

The lack of women’s representation has a cumulatively devastating impact on women and children.US Census Bureau reports that 17 million women make up the majority of the US poor (the number of poor people as a whole is also at its highest level for 52 years) in the US, http://www.legalmomentum.org/our-work/women-and-poverty/resources–publications/reading-between-the-lines.pdf and worldwide, 70% of the poor are women. Women are underpaid for paid work compared to men, and far worse, the majority of women’s work which is unpaid goes without any credit in the use of the outmoded GDP instead of the GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_progress_indicator# The_components_of_GPI, which does count unpaid work, and stewardship of nature, and other issues related to valuing the feminine equally with the masculine), Unpaid work is perhaps the biggest contribution that women make to the economy. In Canada unpaid work is estimated to be worth up to $319 billion in the money economy or 41% of GDP; globally the numbers skyrocket to $11 trillion US. Most unpaid work in Canada, the US and around the world is performed by women. In Canada, the 1996 Census was the first to collect data on unpaid work. Japan, Australia, Mali, Morocco, South Africa, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Palestine, Cuba, Ecuador, and many European countries, but not the US, have designed or undertaken surveys, but there is probably no longer a need for such surveys when the situation is obvious, unpaid work it hugely valuable, but totally uncredited by mostly male governmments and financial models still in use, causing millions of women who do a great deal of work, to live in poverty, and impoverishes children, too.http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html. both materially and in time with their parents for bonding in the US, where the US is at shame in providing such little (weeks when other countries provide several years) and totally unpaid family leave (only four nations fail to provide paid family leave, the US is one of them, the other three are extremely poor countries) http://www.childpolicyintl.org/issuebrief/issuebrief5table1.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_leave#Benefits_in_a_selection_of_countries Nearly 15 million children in the United States – 21% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – $22,350 a year for a family of four. Domestic violence in Canada, for example, is estimated to cost some $1.6 billion per year, while for the United States, the losses are as high as $67 billion http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001377/137780e.pdf and 1 in 4 women has been a victim of domestic violence by spouse or boyfriend, with 2 million injuries from domestic violence a year.http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/action_center/detail/754?gclid=CM7Pobe7o7ICFYSo4Aod6gsA4g. The situation at the “bottom” is connected to the situation at the “top”, and the “middle”. If women do not have adequate representation in decision-making, they and all there labors are seen as lessers, and they and their children become victims to poverty and violence. And when women are significantly absent and underrepresented, dominant men take an exploitative approach to Mother Nature and other men, as well as women. Note: This page is repeated on this website, in order to insure it is the first thing the reader sees and reads. We think this information is that important.)

505NOW is the only win-win approach, and necessary to real representation and democracy. Accept No Substitutes.

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Who Is Leading and Who Has Been Lagging On 5050

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Since 1995 when the UN Beijing Platform for Women called for a mininum of 30% women in representative office by 2000 on the way to the eventual goal of full equal representation for women, and especially since 1997, when the Interparliamentary Union began publishing the statistics about the level of officeholding of women in government by county http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm all US men leaders, too many prominent women in US office and some, not all, but far too many US Women’s Organizations leaderships have been ignoring this information, and making no effort to communicate about it, and it’s importance to their constituent members.

As a result, the US has now fallen to a rank of 80th in the world in represenation for women, was 92nd if you count ties on Women’s Equality Day August 26, 2012 and now is 94th if you count ties, with less women in office than most countries, far less than most closer to real democracies, less than Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates in balance of gender in office. http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

For reasons listed below, we now regard this situation in the US, where women are well educated and literate and generally want full representation for both genders (as do many men), as evidence of gross malfeasance in titular leadership, negligence and in some cases, criminal negligence, and a crime against humanity.

The  titular officeholders, male and female, who are guilty of this negligence include:
All those in the US Federal Executive (both President and Vice-President), Congressional and Judicial Levels of Office from 1995 to the Present. (about 600 people)
Most corporate CEOs, and most dangerously especially Media (called the fourth estate or fourth branch of government) CEOs.
Most Corporate TV, Radio and Print “Journalists” (with a few exceptions.)

Shockingly, these titular officers also include some who are from organizations that are supposed to be devoted to improving the status of women and their ability to help their society. But too many organizations in the US have said almost nothing about equal representation for women, especially in this period before an our broken system brings us another “election” where women candidates are largely missing.

Officers and Organizations  of concern for their almost total lack of attention to equal representation for women  include: (we are including only current officers, but ask that the organizations
refer this to all national officers since 2000)
Emily’s List                                                                                                                Stephanie Shriock (strangely promotes the US abysmal stagnation at 16% women as evidence of progress. Never mentions that US ranks 94th. No information about 5050 success stories around the world.)
The National Organization for Women  (no mention of women’s equal representation or US low rank; fails to say that the other issues it supports requires full representation of women;No information about 5050 success stories around the world.)
Terry O’Neill, President
Bonnie Grabenhofer, Executive Vice President
Allendra Letsome, Membership Vice President
Erin Matson, Action Vice President
Planned Parenthood (makes no statement that protection of women’s healthcare and reproductive rights requires full representation of women; no mention of women’s equal representation or US low rank; No information about 5050 success stories around the world.)
Cecile Richards    President  
Cecilia Guthrie Boone    Chair
NARAL Nancy Keenan (makes no statement that protection of women’s healthcare and reproductive rights requires full representation of women; no mention of women’s equal representation or US low rank; controversially endorsed Obama over Hillary Clinton; No information about 5050 success stories around the world.)
The League of Women Voters (makes no mention of need for equal representation for women or US low rank; seems to have abandoned public funding for elections; pushes people to vote in broken system; No information about 5050 success stories around the world.)
Elisabeth MacNamara President/Chair
Janis McMillenJ 1st vice president
Mary Klenz 2nd vice chair
Patricia Donath Secretary/Treasurer
Feminist Majority
Eleanor Smeal
Eleanor Smeal is a special and tragic case in 2012. She was able to discuss  equal representation on several interviews, but never is quoted about it on her organization’s websites, which have no information about it, and apparently feared to talk about it on TV.  She has certainly spoken about it outside of her Organization, but put no teeth into it for the years leading up to the current election

http://mediamatters.org/research/2007/11/06/msnbcs-carlson-suggested-women-may-be-so-sensib/141606   http://archive.fairvote.org/?page=504
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/about/alumni.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131188035
http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/11/18/help-me-call-on-the-senate-to-ratify-cedaw/
http://www.salemstatelog.com/news/women-s-rights-advocate-eleanor-smeal-promotes-student-activism-1.2826613?pagereq=2#.UH7FXGcsE9I
“You do not have a representative democracy if half of the population is not represented. Afghan women’s leaders must be represented in all the planning and decision-making,” commented Eleanor Smeal” (Yet so strangely, she says nothing about it on the Feminist Majority Website regarding this most dangerous election. and has done absolutely nothing to hold our major parties feet to the fire if they want women’s votes)
Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom
Laura Roskos
WILPF is also a tragic case. Roskos and this organizations were able to focus on UN Resolution 1325 to bring gender balance to peace negotiations in world regions of conflict, but substantially ignored the UN Beijing Platform for Women to achieve 30% by 2000 on the way to gender parity, and no officer has ever published anything about the  rank in representation in the US, or 5050 that has been achieved in many places and sought in every country now.                      

Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University 2012 Project (mentions low rank but not 5050; advocated a 20% goal for 2012, but does not reveal that this does not meet the 1995 UN Platform for Action bare mininum of 30% by 2000, let alone the overdue 5050)

CodePink (has been able to not be co-opted by either major party, but ignores equal representation for women, even though that is the key to all  its goals for peace and foreign policy.)

Some US organizations have  lead in carrying  5050 information to members, although some of their efforts have fallen off and are not up to date, or do not include any mention of the current 94 rank of the US, and nor any hint that our election system in 2012 is already overdue for a complete overhaul, (via non-violent means, or course, as done in many other countries) These  include:

The Partnership Way  
WEDO                                                                                                
American Association of University Women at Chapter level
US Women Connect (needlessly delays the goal of 5050 to the year 2020; waiting until then only insures 2020 hindsight that millions of American women and billions more are impoverished, and on an irrevocable date with global warming that literally destroys the world environment.                                                                          

Hunt Alternatives (has stressed women’s equal representation and given facts about low rank)  Swanee Hunt                                              Political Parity  (has stressed women’s equal representation  but apparently under pressure to needlessly delay)

The White House Project   (has stressed women’s equal representation and given facts about low rank)   This was under Marie Wilson.  New Leader Tiffany Dufu may be under corporate pressure to delay)          

Missrepresentaton (Film and website reveal low US rank)                           Jennifer Siebel Newsom

The New Agenda                                                                                                                           (has addressed low percentage of women in Cabinet and lack of Women Presidential Candidates and Equal Presence in Corporations but has been willing to admire female tokenism such as Sarah Palin). 

More to to be added.                                                                                               
(But unlike women in other countries who are pressing on the issue for upcoming and current elections, even these are lax and absenting the issue for 2012-2013,  when their efforts can make the greatest difference,)

In most cases, the failure is human error,  fear and habit.  But it is so serious a lapse that it requires Truth and Reconciliation to understand what has caused this.  In the case of our highest leaders and Corporate leaders who have actively undermined some women’s efforts, it is a crime against humanity.

Why is the Neglect of this Issue is a Crime Against Humanity
Females are 51% of the human population in the US and on Earth,  and children and men must rely on women to function fully as decision-making human beings in order to prevent a whole host of social, economic, political (including war and war machines) and environmental ills.  Studies have repeatedly shown (see section of this website on why 5050 is so important for real elections)  that their critical mass to at least equal presence in office (along with men who understand the importance of their full presence and call for it) is the best protector of the general good of the respective country or jurisdiction, and the Planet as a whole. Without it we face extreme poverty, famine, billions of unnecessary deaths, and the likely loss of all life on Earth in years to come if we don’t change course NOW.

It is our belief and conclusion, therefore, that the failure to communicate the important facts about women’s full participation in public office and effective ways to bring this about quickly, amounts to  a state of denial, and gross negligence on the part of many US so-called leaders holding office publically in some organizations.

What must be done about this:
1. Linguistic Jui Jitso: Immediately Stop calling all US public and organizational officeholders by their titles unless inserting the word “genderist (or patriarchal) titular” ______  for men, and “genderist (or patriarchal) titular co-opted token” for women, but refer to yourself all non-officeholding women (and any men who have or will publically call for gender 5050) as local global Co-Secretary General in their organizations and neighborhood. Kick Yourself and all other women upstairs, and be very careful to not call genderist officeholders by any title. When you go into a store or bank, tell the female cashiers that you regard them as the CEOs and do not recognize the titles of their company CEOs and Board any longer if they are mostly male, and will curtail your purchases drastically until the corporation engages in Truth and Reconciliation. Understand that the US election system is anchronistic on an interconnected Planet, outmoded and corrupt, and that any candidate “elected” under current rules, especially since 1996, has actually been rejected by the non-voting and opposing majorities combined, and therefore, has held title without the consent of the governed.
2. Request every officeholder both public and organizational  since 1995 to make a public statement apologizing for their lapse on promoting equal gender representation, and communicating the important information, including the 94 rank that will be perpetuated by this $election immediately. It is our belief that some will do this, but some won’t. Keep a list of who will and who won’t, and publish it on your own or topical blogs.

3. Hold personal and collective Truth and Reconciliation Hearings (online, live and teleconference discussions about this that include the following:

1. Ask and ascertain the real reasons for the failure to communicate this important information about women’s representation.
a. Did not know (over a nearly 20 year period, never looked up “Women’s Representation” on an Internet Search Engine, which immediately brings up the  Interparliamentary Union website among the first page of links.
b. Was intimated by existing male dominated political or corporate pressure, including high level cooopted females, to conceal and ignore the information. Report instances of actual threat and intimidation for immediate investigation, and apply appropriate jail sentences for instances of personal threat and financial pressure or blackmail by male corporate funders and political bosses.
c. Too busy with other tasks, that allowed these leaders to be Big Fish in Small Hierarchical Ponds which perpetuate under
gender imbalanced governments. Studies show that while men in general are more hierarchical than women, women do form
some hierarchies. Some women may be extremely hierarchical and authoritarian, and encourage passive following in their membership instead of equal idea sharing and decision-making. These officeholders may say they were too “busy” too learn the facts, with activities such as i.e. : Raising dues, going to awards dinners, traveling, investing their salaries for personal and family status, other tasks.
d. Psychological block (poor relationships with mother, overidentification with father figures who engaged in
either defacto/habitual unaware sexism, or were active sexists who preferred women to be lesser in a gender hierarchy and
taught this to daughters as well as sons;
e. Habit and conventional and national-parochial “thinking” at the expense of informed and logical thought, global awareness and human progress.
e. So over-focussed on other related profound but actually derivative inequities (race, class, health access, abortion, peace, environment) that they repeatedly ignored the oldest and most universal Elephant in the Living Room, sexism. These should simply be asked to understand the interplay of all these factors, and stop leaving the most widespread factor, unequal representation/genderism in decision-making, out of their work.
f. Did not understand the importance of gender representation to the general social, environmental, peace and global good.

2. Include those that do admit their lapse and communicate the facts now as Co-Secretary Generals.

Tell those officeholders since 1995 that if they will not do this that they are retroactively resigned from service as if they have never held title of office, and are asked to pay a fine of one-fifth of the salary into the cause of equal representation. (one half  or more, if they can be helped to discover their consciences, in the case of CEOs and male politicians)  that they earned while in office to their relevant members or constituents. When they make a statement of Truth and Reconciliation, they can regain their title as local-global Co-Secretary General of their hereby gender balanced relevant organization, jurisdiction, or corporation

Why “local-global” Co-Secretary General?
We choose this phrase to elevate citizenship, which on a globally interconnected Earth must be global in concern, to its highest level, while removing the false hierarchy that has plagued humanity for millennia, out of the title. Today, the global organizations
that use this title for one man, must relinquish the title to every adult capable of functioning without perpetuating false hierarchy,
especially the most pervasive hierarchy, which is gender, whether serving at the local, state/provincial/national-regional or international-global level.

The Occupy Movement’ s General Assemblies that use progressive stack has already proven that direct democracy is possible, and has been urged to adopt gender balance in its facilitation of General Assemblies.  This can easily be done in every neighborhood and organization, supplemented by rotating representative democracy at city/state/provincial and national regional levels that is drawn from the direct democracy gatherings that are gender balanced, minority representative, and not dependent on money for candidacy and access to public.media.

Women’s Organizations can still include a membership that is mostly female because this is still reparative to the half the human race that has been kept from office for 8000 years, but engage in periodic partnerships with men in democracy and environmental organizations, and men who serve women in anti-dometic violence programs, and children, families, and the socially disadvantaged, such as pediatricians, therapists and social workers, and men who protect Mother Nature.

WHY 5050 IS SO IMPORTANT FOR REAL ELECTIONS

5050NOW reveals the truth that the planet requires 5050 gender balance in official decision-making NOW, to recover from millennia of imbalance, which has now reached a severe crisis that immanently endangers the Earth. 5050Now supports a total boycott of the US 2012 election https://boycotttheelection.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/boycott-the-election-to-save-the-earth/ to be followed by a citizen-called Constitutional Convention in 2013 that bring 5050, full representation of minorities, and removes money, itself based on gender imbalanced concepts of wealth,  as a factor in representation.

Here are the facts: (this  webpage may be copied and distributed freely):

This:

Or This


In the 92nd year since 1920 when an all male government “granted” women the vote that an all male assembly denied them in 1789, the US currently ranks 92nd (if ties are counted)/officially 78th in representation of women, with less women in office than Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.  http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm  The “election” won’t help this, and may make it worse. The US media and politicians failed to cover the 1995 Beijing Conference Platform which called for a minimum critical mass for democracy of 30% women in all countries by 2000 http://www.uneca.org/ acgd/beijingplus15/documents/15YearReviewofBPfA.pdf, failed to cover the leadership of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi in bringing women’s representation to India via the Panchayat Raj http://www.hindu.com/2001/10/03/stories/05032524.htm which already serves 800 million people with 5050 gender balance now, they failed to cover gender parite that brought 50-50 to every city in France brought about by Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and his wife Sylvia Agacinski http://www.observatoire-parite.gouv.fr/, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/893825/posts:
Before the Taliban, women represented about 50% of the medical doctors and 40% of the government officials. So, [when] a meeting was set up of the warlords to determine who would be in the transitional government, tA U.N. official told me that eventually one of the warlords said, “All right. We’ll have the same percentage of women as there are in the U.S. Congress.” That level is 16%, just enough to co-opt women into a token level where they succumb to the imbalance, and legitimize the agenda of the Dominator males, the US warlord equivalent, and learn the dominator techniques, which they then use on other women. It is far below the UN guideline of 30% as a bare minimum critical mass in the ability to express or represent the female population and concerns.

The US (and similar corporate and male-dominated/female co-opting media in other countries) television and radio media and politicians failed to cover the gender 50-50 in Wales National Assembly brought about by Senator Julie Morgan and her husband Prime Minister Rhodri Morgan http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/may/09/gender.uk, they have failed to cover the one women for every man ballots of the Nordic countries since the 1970’s and their recent 40% requirement for women on corporate boards http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/business/worldbusiness/21iht-wbwomen.2.11315428.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all, the European Parliament, under EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and others http://www.europolitics.info/meps-back-quotas-for-corporate-boards-says-ep-committee-chair-artb331178-40.html, are already undertaking to attain 5050 in corporations, Europe, many of which have caps and much lower ratios on CEO to average people’s salaries (In Germany it is $650,000) than the US

In July 2012 on July 1st which is Canada Day and July 4th, women of Occupy, including me, Declared Gender Parity to be an Inalienable Human Right that benefits not only women, but men and children. https://5050now.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/5050-gender-parity-declared-a-human-right/ https://5050whatoccupyowestowomen.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/women-of-occupy-declare-the-right-to-5050-representaion-and-related-rights/
We ask all women and fair men to spread news of this, and use it to hold the Dempublicans feet to the fire. The Declarations also included the right to have a balance of love and work – having women’s unpaid as well as paid workd counted in economic paradigms, end to discimination against women, and a sustainable peaceful environment to be human rights. The Declarations are available at the above websites, and have been announced at Occupy Wall Street’s website.

A recent study showed that media spends only 6% of its time on women’s equality http://www.whomakesthenews.org/images/stories/restricted/highlights/highlights_en.pdf, and far less than even that, virtually at zero, on women’s full representation in office. The corporate media have failed to tell all the parties in Europe and worldwide that use voluntary standards http://www.socintwomen.org/en/quota.html and http://www.quotaproject.org/systemParty.cfm and the success of several African countries and Belgium, the Netherlands, Costa Rica and Spain and others in getting gender balance. They are not letting America know how far behind the rest of the literate world America has become, and how truly dangerous to democracy and the environment this is. They are failing to cover the 50-50 campaigns in England and Ireland http://www.countingwomenin.org/ and Europe http://5050campaign.wordpress.com/resources/about-the-campaign American women (and fair men) are being kept in the dark by the major media and both political parties.  A pots and pans protest in front of CBS headquarters was held on this, on this, announcing the beginning of a New Government that is gender balanced and fully representative, and the fact that 65 nations have publically funded election but the media, the 4th branch of government, never talks about it, and have an open letter online to their CEO, publicaly resigning him and will have other letters to similar CEOS online soon.openletterstochiefevilofficerss.wordpress.com

The presence of greater numbers of women is correlated with the protection of social programs, http://www.thecocklebur.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/One-2002-report.pdf, cut military spending http://www.public-consultation.org/pdf/DefenseBudget_May12_rpt.pdf spending and protect the environment
http://gas.sagepub.com/content/19/4/506.abstract?ck=nck , http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/will-estrogen-save-the-planet/

While every scientific study finds both genders are equally intelligent, science has revealed that there are differences between the genders (see http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/how-male-female-brains-differ?page=3 and http://gypsumgirl.hubpages.com/hub/Gender-Differences-In-Brain-Development). The male brain is richer in gray matter, which holds more discrete information, problems solves well in isolated, especially hierarchical, situations and excels in spatial/technological intelligence, while the female brain is richer in white matter, better connected between right and left hemisphere, is better at integrating the connections of information, is better in long-term problem solving, heterarchical consensus-making, problem avoidance, and planning that is empathically sensitive to human beings and nature. (There are individual differences, too, of course, but these generalizations fit the majority of people.) Both forms of intelligence, female and male, have always been needed, but they are acutely needed now in full presence and cooperation to meet the demands of a technologically, socially, and environmentally connected planet. Because of their estrogen and slightly different brain structures than men, women as a group tend to be more collaborative and less hierarchical and more able to build consensus into their approach at decision-making than men, and as a group, are the natural peacemakers of the planet. http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/conflict-resolution/are-women-better-mediators-than-men  
http://kathy-perkins.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/GENDER-IN-MEDIATION.pdf, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tabby-biddle/women-as-peacemakers_b_282997.html, http://castroller.com/Podcasts/StuffMomNever/2805590, http://www.euronews.com/2012/04/21/michelle-bachelet-women-are-peacemakers/.http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/chronicle/home/archive/issues2011/pursuingpeace/roleofwomeninmakingandbuildingpeace  The lack of inclusion of a critical mass of women when decisions are made results in greater hierarchy among men, and when women are significantly absent, the most dominating and hierarchical men again ascendance, The equal presence of men is a protective factor for the more egalitarian men, too.

The lack of women’s representation has a cumulatively devastating impact on women and children.US Census Bureau reports that 17 million women make up the majority of the US poor (the number of poor people as a whole is also at its highest level for 52 years) in the US, http://www.legalmomentum.org/our-work/women-and-poverty/resources–publications/reading-between-the-lines.pdf and worldwide, 70% of the poor are women. Women are underpaid for paid work compared to men, and far worse, the majority of women’s work which is unpaid goes without any credit in the use of the outmoded GDP instead of the GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator, which does count unpaid work, and stewardship of nature, and other issues related to valuing the feminine equally with the masculine), Unpaid work is perhaps the biggest contribution that women make to the economy. In Canada unpaid work is estimated to be worth up to $319 billion in the money economy or 41% of GDP; globally the numbers skyrocket to $11 trillion US. Most unpaid work in Canada, the US and around the world is performed by women. In Canada, the 1996 Census was the first to collect data on unpaid work. Japan, Australia, Mali, Morocco, South Africa, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Palestine, Cuba, Ecuador, and many European countries, but not the US, have designed or undertaken surveys, but there is probably no longer a need for such surveys when the situation is obvious, unpaid work it hugely valuable, but totally uncredited by mostly male governmments and financial models still in use, causing millions of women who do a great deal of work, to live in poverty, and impoverishes children, too.http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html. both materially and in time with their parents for bonding in the US, where the US is at shame in providing such little (weeks when other countries provide several years) and totally unpaid family leave (only four nations fail to provide paid family leave, the US is one of them, the other three are extremely poor countries) http://www.childpolicyintl.org/issuebrief/issuebrief5table1.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_leave#Benefits_in_a_selection_of_countries Nearly 15 million children in the United States – 21% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – $22,350 a year for a family of four. Domestic violence in Canada, for example, is estimated to cost some $1.6 billion per year, while for the United States, the losses are as high as $67 billion http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001377/137780e.pdf and 1 in 4 women has been a victim of domestic violence by spouse or boyfriend, with 2 million injuries from domestic violence a year.http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/action_center/detail/754?gclid=CM7Pobe7o7ICFYSo4Aod6gsA4g. The situation at the “bottom” is connected to the situation at the “top”, and the “middle”. If women do not have adequate representation in decision-making, they and all there labors are seen as lessers, and they and their children become victims to poverty and violence. And when women are signifcantly absent and underrepresented, dominant men take an exploitative approach to Mother Nature and other men, as well as women.

505NOW is the only win-win approach, and necessary to real representation and democracy. Accept No Substitutes.

Especially for Men: Are You Declaring 5050NOW, or are You A Dangerous Man?

Dangerous Men (Why Some Men  Endanger the World including themselves, by Failing to Speak Up for Women’s Overdue 5050)
Viewpoints of Progressive and Independent Men (and Women Who Love Them)

Many places on Earth already have 5050, protecting women, families and children and men themselves, justice, the environment and peace on planet already endangered by millennia of domination culture. The world will very soon self-destruct without it.  Why do some men hesitate and fail to speak up for it?

This is A Section of the Whole Gender Hierarchy Reality that Endangers Earth,
which are to both be read as a suite: Dangerous Men, Dangerous Women

Thus, There is a companion webpage to this one, called Dangerous Women http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DangerousWomen.html
The situation is interactive. Both genders, some wittingly, some unwittingly perpetuate patrarchy, Perpetuating Patriachy Now, instead of Partnership and Gender Parity, is the greatest and most Immanent Threat to the Planet Earth

“Patriarchy has no gender.”
― Bell Hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/patriarchy

Although they don’t like to admit it, many women believe that many men don’t love and respect them as equals. This causes severe psychological problems in women,\r which in turn, actually endangers men, and children as well. You can read about these problems in women at: You have a special responsiblity NOW to help women overcome generations of second class citizenship and societal status, in order to save the Earth.

\b US “Leaders” and “Followers” with Various Levels of (Terminal?) Internalized Primative Patriarchy

Men have a special responsibility to help this situation, or they become almost like slave-owners who failed to realize the need to voluntarily free their slaves, and also blind to what is in their own and their children’s best interest. http”//www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/men-boys2003?connell-bp.pdf Unlike Rajiv Gandhi, Lionel Jospin, Oscar Arias, Rhodri Morgan, Desmond Tutu (who has publically called for a REvolution, especially by women), every Swedish and Nordic leader, Jose Zapatero, Bernard Lietaer, and other well known male leaders, neither Obama http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/24/presidential-proclamation-women-s-equality-day-2012 nor Biden nor Bill Clinton (and not even Hillary and Michelle and the 16% women Senators and Congresswomen, who are deeply imbedded in being puppets of Corporate Patriarchy/Oligarchy, have ever once mentioned the urgent overdue need for gender 5050 in government, or even publically addressed the current rank of the US on women\rquote s representation compared to other countries as a problem, which is, in the 92nd year since men “granted” women the vote, 92nd if ties are counted (78th), less than Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates). http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm 16% tokenism and patronizing empty promise pandering is not balance: Unlike Nordic and African Countries, Spain and France and others, not even the Cabinet has anything near 5050! http://www.thenewagenda.net/2009/01/24/does-obamas-cabinet-look-like-america These 10 men of the Cabinet Timothy F. Geithner, Leon E. Panetta, Eric H. Holder, Jr. Kenneth L. Salazar, Thomas J. Vilsack, Shaun L.S. Donovan, Ray LaHood, Steven Chu, Arne Duncan, Eric K. Shinseki don’t seem to think anything is missing, with only 4 women, Rebecca Blank, who is a temporary appointment only, Hilda L. Solis, Kathleen Sebelius, and Janet A. Napolitano. And unlike many countries, there is no Minister of Women, Families and Children, at all). Geithner in particular was criticized for his recommendations of bank bailouts, and there are still no caps on the salaries of US CEOs, even though Obama once promised that in his first State of the Union address but was induced to forget it, let alone efforts to credit the value of women’s unpaid work, as Canada, and many other countries did and are exploring doing, including switching to the GPI instead of the GDP. (Obama made no mention of the fact that the US was 92nd in gender balance in his State of the Union address; apparently, he didn’t think it was important).

This is occurring while the US Census Bureau reports that 17 million women make up the majority of the US poor (the number of poor people as a whole is also at its highest level for 52 years) in the US, http://www.legalmomentum.org/our-work/women-and-poverty/resources–publications/reading-between-the-lines.pdf and worldwide, 70% of the poor are women. Wome are underpaid for paid work compared to men, and far worse, the majority of women’s work which is unpaid goes without any credit in the use of the outmoded GDP instead of tje GPI (Genuine PRogress Indicator, which does count unpaid work, and stewarship of nature, and other issues related to valuing the feminine equally with the masculine), Unpaid work is perhaps the biggest contribution that women make to the economy. In Canada unpaid work is estimated to be worth up to $319 billion in the money economy or 41% of GDP; globally the numbers skyrocket to $11 trillion US. Most unpaid work in Canada, the US and around the world is performed by women. In Canada, the 1996 Census was the first to collect data on unpaid workJapan, Australia, Mali, Morocco, South Africa, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Palestine, Cuba, Ecuador, and many European countries, but not the US, have designed or undertaken surveys, but there is probably no longer a need for such surveys when the situation is obvious, unpaid work it hugely valuable, but totally uncredited by mostly male governemments and financial models still in use, causing millions of women who do a great deal of work, to live in poverty. Domestic violence in Canada, for example, is estimated to cost some $1.6 billion per year, while for the United States, the losses are as high as $67 billion http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001377/137780e.pdf and 1 in 4 women has been a victim of domestic violence by spouse or boyfriend, with 2 million injuries from domestic violence a year.http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/action_center/detail/754?gclid=CM7Pobe7o7ICFYSo4Aod6gsA4g. The situation at the “bottom” is connected to the situation at the “top”, and the “middle”. If women do not have adequate representation in decison-making, they and all there labors are seen as lessers, and they become victims to poverty and violence.

Other countries clearly have no difficulty in finding qualified women for office, and heeding more of their input. Is this the best American supposedly women-friendly Democratic men of “power” can to toward the 51% of the population is female? Is this the model for men that American men really approve of? And, this trend invites further regression that immanently Endangers the Planet it will be certainly just as bad if not worse under Romney-Ryan, but Republicans will will many Governorships and Senate seats in the “auction” held by the CEO Media, and they are already turning on women. Is this all America can offer man as a model, the status of choosing “the lesser of two evils”? What is preventing America from having a government with men who can share the same level of equality as now many other countries, when many observers feel that the balance of gender in decision-making is the critical balance to save the Earth from social, economic, and environmental collapse and nuclear war? Would gender equality finally end the years of “lesser of two evils”; the culture and media of Corporate Bullies, and finally, bring about The Greater Good, for all men, as well as women, and their children female and male?

At the moment,American men, in large part, must look to Europe and Africa for high ranking political role models on gender partnership and elections. But the safety of the planet Earth and social equity for men is also at stake, in dealing with primative CEOS that are allowed by these politicians to earn 550-2500 times the average man’s wages. Women are men’s best allies in the struggle for universal equality. So, additionally in their own best interest, even men must Demand Gender Parity NOW and Think for Themselves instead of acting like male primatives or lemmings, following both dominant men and dominant but tokenized women over the cliff for the fall from which the Planet will never recover.

Several REvolutionary Declarations wrought by Women (with the help and encouragement of men of the Occupy Movement) have now made it easy to do this.

But, what has caused this crisis and failure in the leadership of American men?

There is a psychological phenomenon called selective inattention:
selective inattention,:
\par the screening out of unwanted stimuli, particularly the part of a message the listener does not want to hear.:
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/selective+inattention:
denial:

\ Etymology: L, denegare, to negate\ :
an unconscious defense mechanism in which emotional conflict and anxiety are avoided by refusal to acknowledge those thoughts, feelings, desires, impulses, or facts that are consciously intolerable.

Most American men are literate. Most know how to use a search engine on the Internet, and find out what other countries have done. many which put the US to total shame. http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm But what is the selective inattention that keeps millions of Americans from finding this website, and discussing it? What are the psychological and sociological factors of internalized patriarchy that induce and compel them to accept an “election” that that fails at gender equity and poses such obvious and overwhelming threat to half the human race, and indeed, all of it, and All Life on Earth?

Interactively, Internalized and Externally Maintained Patriarchy:

Receptive/Passive Internalized Patriarchy and the Unconsious and Overwhelming need for Missing and/ Powerful Father Figures :
Patriarchy does not necessarily come naturally. Many ancient societies, such as the ancient Minoans believed to be the source of the Atlantis myth, practiced successful gender partnership/egalitarianism and were successful seafaring, agricultural and commercial powers. But Western Culture has practiced patriarchy for many generations, even though there were always elements of equal partnership under the surface. What is undermining the transition to partnership? Many American men grow up in homes where their fathers are so busy working and entertaining themselves with sports in their small amount of free time, that they have little time to spend with children, even sons and especially daughters. Unlike 178 other countries, in the US, there is no family leave for these men, just as there is virtually none for their wives. Where bonding does occur between fathers and sons is often treated as more important than the bonds of the women in the family, and is often done without acknowledgement of emotions, and is done around corporately-owned sports, and often quite corrupt and exploitative politics and business pursuits in which women are missing (but this is normalized and not commented on .) The nuclear family separates men (and women) from contact with extended family. Other men are children of divorce, and separated from their fathers. Obama himself is an example of this. These men grow up father-hungry, and too willing to follow men who they perceive as “powerful” and are unable to hold men accountable for misdeeds, particularly toward their mothers and women, which their younger generations are forced to overlook, at great ‘destruction to their own standards of balance, their awareness of their own and other people’s emotions, and ethics.

Obama’s own father-hunger makes him more manipulable by aggressive CEOs, with whom he seeks to curry approval both emotionally and for campaign funds. In many older generation families, men are seen as more “powerful” than women. Men are further confused by mixed signals from mother’s and sisters who became adjusted or resigned to the status quo, and women’s groups that have lost their way. Such groups, like NARAL, which endorsed Obama over Hillary Clinton, and now, to willing to endorse Obama-BIden. without holding these “powerful” men accountable for even talking about 5050, and European levels of family leave, amidst alarmingly frequent bankruptcies and poverty among women and men both. Unlike independent women who are largely sitting out this election, groups like NARAL give their endorsements even though they know that Obama and Biden work for even more alpha-male CEOs who give little care to underpaying and laying off male and female employees, both. America is more capitalistic than more gender balanced countries of at or approaching 5050 Europe, Canada (whose Senate is 35% female), African (several at 5050) and Latin America, and only in the US do some CEOs earn 550-2500 times the average man’s wages, while in other countries it ranges from 12-50 times, and may countries cap excessive compensation, and tax hoarded wealth more highly. But older generations fathers (and mothers) seldom discuss this with their sons, they simply accept it as “normal”. Polticians, CEOs and sports figures who earn large salaries are frequenlty discussed, but examples of selflessness and ethical behavior, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Paine, Jesus, Prince Siddhartha who renounced great wealth to become Buddha, John Stuart Mill, Frederick Douglass and other men who actively sought equality for women, too, are seldom discussed in hundreds of millions of American families. Many men are deeply uncomfortable with the US greed and domination culture, but in many family conversations, it is treated as “normal”, and encouraged to passively follow leaders who accept and/or promote it.

Men are subtly encouraged to think of male privilege as a birthright, of inequality as normal and as an inevitable fact, or something that women will change one day, but that change has nothring to do with them Once they accept this at these times on Earth, they become Dangerous Men.

Problems in their Relationship to their Own Mothers that make them either reject/abuse women or overidealize Titular Women Tokens without full equality for women :
Because we have been and are still living in patriarchy instead of balance, many mothers, and feminine traits of nurturing and empathy are perceived by children to be less important than mastery and independence, traits associated with men. Some men have overintense and conflictual relationships with their mothers, in part because their fathers were either absentee emotionally, or undermined their mother’s authority. Nevertheless, male children need and love their Mothers. Men love their sisters, and marry women who they love. But they may learn emotional distancing to cope with the comlexity of women living within patriarchy. But often even these women are so overwhelmed by the thousands of years of patriarchy and some resigned to it, they accept women leaders that are resigned to it, and they do not know how to ask men for help in their struggle, and if they do, are sometimes undermined by fathers, brothers (often older brothers) and uncles (and in some cases mothers and aunts) who are habituated to patriarchy instead of partnerhip. To help their mothers, sisters and wives attain equality, including real family leave that would allow them to spend more time with children and husbands at critical periods, and help the men of their families show greater involvement and empathy for women’s issues and strengths, men need resources of other men who are doing the work of building a more equitable world for both genders. Such resources do exist, and are worldwide, (see below) but they are never talked about by politicans, CEOs or in Corporate Media. Men sometimes, not only have to challenge father figures, but also some mother figures, on their habituation to patriachy. Some men have mothers who give their sons male preference over their own daughters, the mens’ sisters. Men have to call attention to this if it is happening, and tell their sisters and mothers they are both needed to work together for gender parity NOW, and recognize their own and all women’s importance, in a context of full pairity.

Active Identification with the Aggressor
Some men become so eager to please “powerful father figures” while distancing emotionally from mothers who they perceive as weak, that they learn techniques of domination, conning, control, manipulation and exploitation that they use not only on women, but with each other. Corporate CEOs and Republican leaders who evidence this pattern most obviously are nevertheless enabled by Democratic men, who are still somewhat tolerant with boys-will-be-boys-gender domination, but less markedly than Republicans/top Dempublicans. Dempublican men like the Bill Clintons (the son of a bigamist and the step-son of a wife abuser) and John Edwards, and all the “we’ll protect you from the Republicans” top Dempublican men who couldn;t find a woman, (it didn’t need to be Hillary), in 2000, 2004, 2008 and now in 2012, are the seductive unfaithful boyfriend-husbands that keep the “men-are-more-powerful-and-important-so-we-don’t ever-talk-about -5050-game on women in place, while Republicans are the active rapists of all women’s rights, and the Corporations rape the earth. Both these types of men are profoundly destructive to women, even their privileged wife tokens, and are very close to having lost their souls entirely, and are becoming more and more like each other. While Men who are in this game are so taken with the game that they do not notice they are destroying thieir whole society, the economy of most citizens, the lives and futures of their children, and the environment. They use extreme selective inattention and denial to avoid facing these consequences of their behavior. The aim of this game is win-lose, not win-win. You can read more ot their names on the CEO database at afl-cio.http://www.aflcio.org/Corporate-Watch/CEO-Pay-and-the-99/CEO-Pay-Data-Sources/CEO-Pay-Database-Terms-And-Data-Sources They control the mostly enabler men of both political parties, because they are willing to play their game by keeping out 5050 with women, who studies show are, in part because of differences in brain structure and hormone balance, less ego driven, and oriented to the general good/less corruptible, and more collaborative, better at peace, and protection of the environment, and when present in sufficient number, lead men in this direction as well, As a more primative animal, these men have trouble finding the turn off switch. They don’ t seem to understand that their imbalance is causing an unsustainable social, economic and enviromental situation of immanent collapse, in which all they can hope for is to “die on top” while they kill everyone else. \b0

Most men, especially men under 60, although somewhat comfortable with male privileges that they enjoy, are positive about equality for women, and many actively want them as coleaders. The key element for men to help women, save peace, save the environment, save the economy and create a future for children is to share decision-making and familycommunity life knowing that women are a bit different then men, but indispensable to them and the balance of the world. Let the women in your life know that you have read and contacted the following resources for men, (also listed with more general gender balance resources, at:
http://www.lyricsdepot.com/john-lennon/woman-is-the-nigger-of-the-world.html Song by John Lennon.
Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes she is…think about it
Woman is the nigger of the world
http://www.religiousconsultation.org/bookreview.htm
“http://www.rall.com/rallblog/2012/08/26/goldilocks-and-the-two-parties

Ted Rall’s Goldilocks and the Two Parties, posted for Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2012 Shouldn’t every day be Equality Day by now? Mark. E. Smith’s Lanova Messiah.
“http://www.treehuggersofamerica.org/Success-or-Failure.php

http://venusproject.com/about-us.htm
and filmaker of Shackles: Womankind Unchained http://www.treehuggersofamerica.org/THRIVE-Documentary-Film.php
http://www.europrofem.org/frame_en.htm
Europrofem Site with links to many profeminists men’s groups worldwide
http://www.nomas.org/
American Pro-feminist Men; still lacks specifics about gender balance in office compared to European and International sites.
http://www.montagu.org/Ashley.htm
The granddaddy of recognizing women’s importance to men and the world.
http://www.shequality.org/
Raymond Lloyd Bring Gender Balance to England
http://www.whiteribbon.ca/
White Ribbon Campaign in Canada \par
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001377/137780e.pdf
Domestic violence in Canada, for example, is estimated to cost some $1.6 billion per year, while for the United States, the losses are as high as $67 billion.
http://www.who.int/gender/topics/role_of_men/en/index.html\par
Gender relations are multi-dimensional, interweaving relationships of power, economic arrangements, emotional relationships, systems of communication and meaning, etc.;
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2003/dev2442.doc.htm\par

For the first time in its history, the Commission on the Status of Women, in its forty-eighth session in March 2004, will consider the role of men and boys in achieving gender equality as one of the two thematic issues.
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/men-boys2003/documents.html
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/insight/WCMS_075584/lang–en/index.htm
http://gender.care2share.wikispaces.net/Engaging+Men+%26+Boys
http://www.engagingmen.net/
http://www.menengage.org/
http://www.mensresourcesinternational.org/
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDR2012/Resources/7778105-1299699968583/7786210-1322671773271/Farre-role-of-men-on-gender-equality.pdf
http://xyonline.net XY is coordinated by Michael Flood, with occasional assistance from a pool of volunteers.
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/reports/BB15Masculinities.pdf\ has good section on men’s groups and resources\
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/gender/gem/index.htm
http://www.peace.ca/afmenandboys.htm
We must not and indeed cannot speak of the importance of gender in peace and security without acknowledging that men and boys must be a \ part of its construction
http://www.promundo.org.br/en/reports/
http://www.changemakers.com/competition/endabuse/entries/men-gender-equality-now-megen-kenyan-men-betray
http://www.menengage.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=51
http://www.michaelkaufman.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/kaufman-the-aim-framework.pdf a href=”http://www.amazon.com/The-Root-All-Evil-ebook/dp/B007KLZ55C”>http://www.amazon.com/The-Root-All-Evil-ebook/dp/B007KLZ55C
A Book Which Explains how, quite simply, Patriarchy, the hierarchy instead of the Partnership of the Genders, is the underlying Root of All Evil http://www.aflcio.org/Corporate-Watch/CEO-Pay-and-the-99/CEO-Pay-Data-Sources/CEO-Pay-Database-Terms-And-Data-Sources Dominator Males who are Destroying the Earth by Delaying and Subverting Gender Balance in Government and Boardroom and in Economic Paradigms Their salaries dwarf and are eating up yours and everyone elses, and it is even worse for women. Their “success” will be to kill the Earth but die “on top”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass
Douglass was an ardent women’s rights activist, and was chosen as her runningmate by first US woman candidate for President, Victoria Woodhull http://www.amazon.com/Womanist-Forefathers-Frederick-Douglass-Bois/dp/1438427565
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?documentprint=2327 Thomas Paine on women, If Paine, who really started the US with Common Sense, had written the Constitution, women would have had the vote and full representation in office earlier than 1789.

For additional extensive links, including links to both women’s and men’s websites, visit http://genderbalancerepresentation.webs.com/megalinks2.htm Almost none of this information is on the Corporate Media. The media, run by men like Leslie Moonves, Robert Iger, Stephen Burke, Jeffrey Bewkes, Brian Roberts, Rupert Murdoch, and others, sells men beer, cars, insurance, prescription drugs and half truths and misinformation, but denies them and their families democracy and a livable Earth. These Media CEOs, who have destroyed the Fourth Branch of Government by their gender imbalance and purposely ignoring any report of worldwide progress on the issue that put the US to complete shame at a rank of 92nd, have contact information listed at the bottom of “http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/Media2.html#list The Page also has contact information for journalists dealing/not dealing with this world’s most immanently dangerous imbalance. For their profound sins of ommission for the past 20 years on the issue, Dominant Male Run Media CEOs and Editors are the World’s Most Dangerous Men

The following make statements to men that are critically relevant at this Hour of Midnight on the Planet Earth Garden of Good and Evil:\par Friom http://www.menengage.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=51
The Rio de Janeiro MenEngage Declaration
“We are outraged by the pandemic of violence women face at the hands of men, by the relegation of women to second class status, and the continued domination by specific groups of men of our economies, of our politics, of our social and cultural institutions. We know that among women and men there are those who fare even worse because of social class, religion, language, physical differences, ancestry and sexual orientation. We also know that many men are victims of violence at the hands of other men. As we acknowledge the harm done to too many women and girls at the hands of men, we also recognize the costs to boys and men from the ways our societies have defined men\rquote s power and raised boys to be men. Too many young men and boys are sacrificed in wars and conflicts for those men of political, economic, and religious power who demand conquest and domination at any cost. Many men cause terrible harm to themselves because they deny their own needs for physical and mental care or lack health and social services.”

From http://elhum.com/publications/womens%20studies%20fall%202005/Men%20Should%20Support%20Gender%20Equality.pdf “The feminist transformation of society is a revolution-in-progress. For nearly two centuries, we men have met insecurity by frantically shoring up our privilege or by running away. These strategies have never brought us the security and the peace we have sought. Perhaps now, as men, we can stand with women and embrace the rest of this revolution\emdash embrace it because of our sense of justice and fairness, embrace it for our children, our wives, our partners and ourselves. Today, we men are also coming to realize that gender equality is in our interests as men; that we will benefit from gender equality. That gender equality holds out a promise of better relationships with our wives, with our children and with other men. Nearly a century ago, an American writer wrote an essay called “Feminism for Men.” Its first line was this: Feminism will make it possible for the first time for men to be free”

Which do men want? A lasting REvolution where all people find happiness, peace and freedom,or the end of the Planet of the Apes? OR FAR WORSE. The choice is Up to You NOW.

1 . Spread the REvolutionary Declarations that were drafted by women of Occupy, but actively supported and encouraged by men, too, that demand gender parity/5050 gender balance.:
You can also read the Declarations at:
“http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationofbyandforWomen.html
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationTransformUNandIPU.htm
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationTransformUS.html
and one to help the Occupy Movement really fulfill its goals at
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/TransformOccupy.html

2. Join others in Holding a Constitutional Convention in 2013 that is Gender Balanced (and minority representative) and income representative.
3. Join other men as well as women, Independents and Progressives and Boycott the “Election” (this is very hard for many more equality-seeking liberal and progressive men, particularly minorities, because they are so afraid of Romney-Ryan that they don’t face that the “election” will bring in so many Republicans as Governors and Senator, elected by a media ill-informed electorate, that, as in Wisconsin, Corporations will rule, their rights will be destroyed anyway, no matter who “wins” the Presidential race. Don’t engage in selective inattention and denial about this. Prepare yourself well in advance for active marches, sit-ins, renunciations of the election, consumer boycotts and strikes, especially if (we believe, when) Romney “wins”. Several men who are boycotting the election have written essay that center on women’s situation
Ted Rall’s Goldilocks and the Two Parties
http://www.rall.com/rallblog/2012/08/26/goldilocks-and-the-two-parties
Mark E. Smith’s Lanova Messiah http://www.opednews.com/Diary/The-Fable-of-Lanova-Messia-by-Mark-E-Smith-080515-376.html
Bahram Maskanian’s Success or Failure, http://www.treehuggersofamerica.org/Success-or-Failure.php Maskanian is an ardent gender equality activist and environmentalist warning about our assault on Mother Nature,
and also the Founder of the Venus Project http://venusproject.com/about-us.htm
and filmaker of Shackles: Womankind Unchained http://www.pbcfilms.com/
As are and have many others Maskanian is also explicitly calling for a Constitutional Convention to bring real equality to women and everyone in the US. Many women are also deciding to Boycott the Election: Terri Lee who started it all, Rajchelle OneFamily Miller, Kate of Kate Will Revolt, Rita Winter, Wendy McElroy, and many others.

4. Turn Off You Television, and email journalists, both female and male, you will not watch any TV until they individually and collectively cover the need for gender parity, minority and income fair representation NOW, for this “election”, which immanently Endangers Planet Earth.

5. Make calls to Media CEOs offices and tell them that as far as you are concerned, they are fired, and owe Truth and Reconciliation
Send them, and any corporate creditors Invoices for what they owe you, all women, all fair men, all children, and the world.
Contact Information for both 5 and 6 is available at http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/Media2.html#list The page has facts which you can use in your letters of protest, firing and demands for Truth and Reconciliation.
If You are in an Occupy, Occupy a Media headquarters, with pots and pans protests, and candlelight vigils.

6. Reduce spending and engage in a consumption boycott of anything but necessities until gender parity and public funding of elections is achieved. If you engage in a March or protest, put “5050 Representaton” and “Free Elections” on your sign.

7.If you are married and your wife (or your mother or sister) thinks either the Republican or Democrats are OK, give them a copy of: http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DangerousWomen.html and warn them clearly that accepting this lack of women in the “election” will cause economic collapse, environmental collapse, famine and eventually world war.

8. Guard yourself against any tendencies to delay or undermine women and men who are working on gender parity. Support anyone, male or female who is working on gender parity. Gender Parity is the only way to Save the Earth.

9. Remember that family work balance and economic indices like the GPI are also gender balance. Print out and use Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) symbolic money that you use with every transaction, and/or use drymark, cross out the once but no longer acceptable lone male pictured on it, write a female and male signs next to the picture of the male President on every bill. Tell the cashier why and tell them to show their employers, and tell them you are engaging in a consumption slowdown until gender parity/5050 gender balance is achieved.

10. Kindly but firmly temporarily Retire as Emeritus (tell them you do not feel they are leading the way women in Europe and Africa are and this is not acceptable) Women (and fire/resign Men) Leaders and Journalists who don’t focus on gender parity NOW. Find leaders for these times/become one yourself, ready to focus on gender parity NOW, and if you publically advocate 5050/gender parity NOW, call yourself a Co-President or Co-Secretary General.

11.. Learn about the Goddess, as she is emerging in Buddhism,Christianity, Judaism, native and Earth religions, and has always existed as a Partner to God in Hinduism, and tell the women in your lives that they have strong aspects of the Goddess, embody the Statue of Liberty, and you will be among the men who care about women are also blessed by this Aspect of the Almighty, the One GoddessGod of Presence and Process in Balance and Interaction

For a More Concise Version of
Eleven Reaons Why to Boycott
and Eleven Ways How To Boycott
read: https://boycotttheelection.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/boycott-the-election-to-save-the-earth/

Especially for Women: Are You Declaring 5050NOW, or are You A Dangerous Woman?

Dangerous Women (Why Some Women Endanger the World – including themselves – by Hesitating to Enact their Gender’s Overdue 5050)
Viewpoints of Progressive and Independent Women (and Men)

A Section of the Whole Reality, Dangerous Men, Dangerous Women, how both Men and Women perpetuate Patriarchy instead of Gender Balance, now causing Immanent Danger to Planet Earth

Many places on Earth already have 5050, protecting women, children and famlies, justice, the environment and peace on planet already endangered by millennia of domination culture.   The world will very soon self destruct without it. Why do not only some men, but some women so dangerously hesitate and fail to speak up for it?

“Patriarchy has no gender.”
– Bell Hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/patriarchy

Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. – Ashley Judd
http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/ashley-judd-on-patriarchy/

There is a companion webpage to this one, called Dangerous Men, http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DangerousMen.htm

In large part, many, way too many men perpetuate patriarchy, while enjoying the upside (there is a terrible downside as well, for men) the dominance of their own gender, by simply mindlessly ignoring the issues of women, and leaving it “up to the women” to fix them on their own. A few “powerful men”, CEOs and politicians, are deliberately selectively ignoring women’s situation and exploiting women’s needs and issues willfully, and coopting women to teach other women to ignore many of their own issues to while “granting” them superficial marginal progress and respect that conceals deep disrespect and domination/hierarchy underneath. Both of these behaviors of men have a devastating effect on women, and have ripple effect which result in great injustices of men toward each other, toward children and toward the Planet Earth, which we have written about in an essay for men that addresses their situation in this. The situation of the genders is very interactive, both within each gender and between the genders. In this section, however, we will focus on women themselves, and what is going on with American women that has stalled their own progress, and made them their nation and their world so vulnerable to and tolerant of the most dominating and seductively destructive of men in its political “leadership, especially in not just one, but both major parties.

US “Leaders” and “Followers” with Various Levels of (Terminal?) Internalized Primative Patriarchy

The following women have become dangerous to themselves and others – their whole world, and here is what women must find the strength to do about them:
Women Must Never Call Ann Romney First Lady and Never Call Her Husband President
Women Must Stop Calling Jill Jacobs Biden Second Lady and Joe Biden Vice-President and insist Joe Resign NOW in Favor of a Woman. instead of running for reelection
Women Must insist that Hillary Hallowell Rodham Clinton, Michelle Shields Robinson Obama, Jill Jacobs Biden, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Mary Landrieu, Barbara Mikulski, Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar, Claire McCaskill, Claire McCaskill, Kirsten Gillibrand. Kay Hagan, Kay Bailey Hutchison,Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Kelly Ayotte, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Nancy Pelosi and Jan Shakowsky (head of Congressional Women”s Caucus), and media once leaders who have lost touch – Oprah, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer, and way too many others, either publically demand gender parity and a woman on the ticket NOW and REvolutionarily transform the “election” NOW. optimally during or immediately after the Democratic Convention, postpone the election which their endorsed candidate is surely going to lose without a woman on the ticket, or decide to understand why we must call them Presidents Emeritus and insist they take a Sabbatical from public life and use the rest time to read or reread both the Chalice and the Blade and If Women Counted (see below), while we boycott “the election” and demand the 86% patriarchal male Congress resign,’which in the 92nd year since women were “granted ” the vote. ranks 92nd in the world in representation of women, to be replaced by an at least gender 5050 Congress and an Chief-Executive that includes at least one woman. Women must tell Stephanie Shriock (Emily’s List), Terry O’Neill, Bonnie Grabenhofer (NOW), Nancy Keenan. (NARAL), Cecile Richards, Cecilia Guthrie Boone (Planned Parenthood) and possibly other officers of many women’s organizations to take a Sabbatical starting immediately call themselves retired or on Sabbatical “Presidents Emeritus, but ignore their premature and women’s power-undermining endorsement advice on the “election”, because it is causing a regression that is a deep slide back into patriarchy instead of gender balance of parity and Immanently Endangers not only women’s progress, but family life, the economy, peace, and the Earth. Althougn they will not get enough votes to win, Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala and particularly Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan are standing up as women. Hillary Clinton and her party crippled herself into bait and switch that betrayed millions of supporters female and male /delayed her into not 2016 but never, and gave no insistence on any other Democratic woman instead of the man as usual, if she was not able. As Secretary of State with enormous clout, she nevertheless endorsed a Cabinet without the balance that many European countries have. The result is certain disaster for Obama. He simply will not win as a lone male, with no public commitment to full women’s representation, which is urgently needed to save the economy for the middle and lower classes, and save the Earth.

Currently, American women must look to Europe and Africa for politically officed and major organizational role models on gender partnership and elections. These women have set timely goals, on representation, and on family/work balance (family leave) and on other issues, that have already been substantially achieved. It has now become imperative for US Women, lead by progressives and Independents who see that the Democratic Party is failing, to Publically Demand Gender Parity NOW and Think for Themselves, instead of acting like female primatives or lemmings, following both dominant men and dominant but tokenized and complacent-in-the-face of immanent threat women over the ultimate cliff for the fall from which the Planet will never recover.

But Several REvolutionary Declarations wrought by Women of the Occupy Movement, encouraged by several men, Declared on and Around July 4th, have shortened the horizon to gender parity for Americans to 2013. which is needed now, or the great environmental and economic crash will begin, and by 2020, all women will have is the most helpless regrets over what they failed to do sooner..
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationofbyandforWomen.html
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationTransformUNandIPU.htm
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/TransformOccupy.html

But, (if they weren’t covertly infiltrated by a process in which powerful men prescreened women candidates/officeholders/top leaders of organizations, to pick women who would never completely untie the shackles of patriarchy/male domination instead of equal partnership, and would deliberately lead other women not to do so, and we are not a conspiracy theorist here, but that is possible) what psychological processes have caused the failure of so many US women’s organizations to lead the way European, Latin American and African women have, and to allow them to fall from a rank of 50th in 2000 (already way behind) to a rank of 92, http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm to occur in the first place?

There is a psychological phenomenon called selective inattention: selective inattention, the screening out of unwanted stimuli, particularly the part of a message the listener does not want to hear.
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/selective+inattention

There is another stronger word for it:
denial Etymology: L, denegare, to negate
1 refusal or restriction of something requested, claimed, or needed, often causing physical or emotional deficiency 2 an unconscious defense mechanism in which emotional conflict and anxiety are avoided by refusal to acknowledge those thoughts, feelings, desires, impulses, or facts that are consciously intolerable. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Denial+%28psychology%29

Relevant HerandHistory:
In the year 1984, the US was given the choice of a ticket with a man and woman (Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and a ticket of two men (Ronald Reagan\par and George Bush Sr, and they chose, including many women, the ticket of the two men. Since then, it has lost much of its middle class.
In 1987, Riane Eisler wrote The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, hailed by anthropologist Ashley Montagu as “the most important book since Darwin’s Origin of Species.” Though it sold over over 200,000 copies in 4 years, and advocates a culture of gender partnership http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riane_Eisler Riane Eisler has never been interviewed on “major television”, not even by Oprah, and the majority of Americans, including women, never heard of her

In 1988, Marilyn Waring wrote “If Women Counted” The book argues that mainstream economics does not account for women’s work, nor for the value of nature. The book made a significant contribution by making the analysis of this topic known to a large audience. But she has never been interviewed on US TV and most Americans have never heard of her. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_Women_Counted
In the year 1988, the United States had only a token number of women in the Congress, while Sweden was already at about 35% http://www.db-decision.de/CoRe/Sweden.htm http://petticoatpolitics.blogspot.com/2007/12/sweden-ranked-1-in-2007-gender-gap.html Sweden’s government, where all parties voluntarily enforce 5050 zipper tickets on their election tickets, is now 47%-52% female, while the US is at 16%.

In the year 2000, the US was given choices of tickets with a woman and a man: Ralph Nader and Winona Laduke of the Green Party , Rachelle OneFamily Miller and Hjalmer Wayne Erickson of the We All Win Campaign as Write-ins, and many other women ran as Write-Ins.

Totally uninformed by media about the UN Beijing Guidelines for Women and ignoring the fact that Canada and other countries had had women Executives by then, Americans chose a ticket with two men, Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, but more men, on the Supreme Court, chose other men, George Bush and Dick Cheney, and other men, like Bill Clinton and Joseph Biden, their wives, including Hillary, the women of the Senate, who would not honor the gender balanced black caucus’ objection, and CEOs of American Media induced most of 300 million Americans to accept this decision, giving them 8 years of an in fact unelected President and Vice-President.
In 2004, Carol Mosely Braun ran for President in the Primary, but received no support from Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democratic women, let alone men, including Barack Obama, who took her seat in the Senate, leaving minority women with no US Senator, with no Democratic Party comment on that. Again, a ticket of rwo men Kerry and unfaithful husband Edwards were chosen, and they actually won the “election”, as Gore and Lieberman won in 2000. But under a politics with women’s ethical judgement marginalized, it is generally the bigger better bully who “wins”, so Bush-Cheney were deemed the “winners” by Corporate Media.
Recently, the embarrassing and shameful truth began to come out.
http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/825471/the_16_percenters:_female_leadership_is_stalled_and_going_backwards

The proposed 2012 election will still leave American women with about 16% women in office, if all the women running “win” in this 1% money driven auction. This will leave American women (and fair men) with less gender balance than Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. If this “election” is deemed valid there will again be an 86% male Congress, with even worse percentages in many States, only 6 women Goverrnors, and plenty Republicans elected to overturn and undermine abortion laws in most States, no matter which Presidential candidate is chosen. In addition, if the public legitimizes this election, the roster of mostly men will continue to ignore family leave, attack abortion rights, maintain or increase the military budget enflaming nuclear proliferation and the likelihood of a nuclear attack by North Korea or Iran become insane due to their own gender imbalances, continue to give huge tax breaks to the mostly wealthy, continue to allow Dow Jones CEOs to earn 550-2500 times what the average man (let alone woman whose work at home is completely uncreditted) earns and will continue to use the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) instead of the GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator), which values work at home and Nature, and will undertake the Keystone Pipeline and continue genetic engineering of crops, which is already killing bees and butterflies, against the objection of every major environmental group, and turn every Internet post into the object of surveillance and interception, foreclose on, make homeless and incarcerate millions of Americans, while loading the Internet with even more pop-up ads and audio intrusions.This brew will simply destroy any balance in social civilization, the environment, the economy and peace. It will, in our own lifetimes (let alone our children), destroy the Earth.

Most American women are literate. Most know how to use a search engine on the Internet. What are the psychological and sociological factors of internalized patrriachy that make millions of American women unable to find http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm, induce and compel them to accept an “election” that poses such obvious and overwhelming threat

About Interactively, Internalized and Externally Maintained Patriarchy:

Passive Internalized Patriarchy and the Unconscious and Overwhelming need for a Father Figures
Many American women grow up in homes where their fathers are so busy working and entertaining themselves with sports in their free time, that they have little time to spend with children, especially daughters. Other women are children of divorce, and separated from their fathers. These women grow up father-hungry, and too willing to follow men who they perceive as “powerful” and are unable to hold men accountable for misdeeds, which these women perpetually overlook, at great ‘destruction to their own empowerment and self-esteem. They are willing, like NARAL,which endorsed Obama over Hillary Clinton, and now, NOW (who clearly have betrayed their own name, passively tolerating the US rank of 92nd in representation for women) and too many other single issue obsessed groups, (usually pro or anti abortion/reproduction, condoms vs abstinence), willing to endorse Obama-BIden, or Romney-Ryan.They do so without holding these men accountable for even talking about 5050 (which would allow sound compromises on abortion, where the majority of women who are pro-choice but pro not treating women as sexual objects, too would prevail) amidst alarmingly frequent bankruptcies and poverty among women, all to follow political men who easily seduce them with pandering, promises, and a few “victories” like “fighting for” abortion rights in a male decision-making context, instead of 5050, which would better protect abortion as well as the right to a surviving and just world . These once thought leading and feminist women are acting like sheep following bull Rams. They don’t seem to realize that the failure to focus on the overdue 5050 now is giving men, especially men in power, a confusing message: that women themselves think they are incapable of, not ready for, and don’t want equal leadership NOW! Millions of American women and billions worldwide will beg to differ with this covert message). Instead of replacing Biden with a woman and getting 5050, these coopted, manipulable women are practicing selective inattention and denial about the unacceptability of 16% women in Congress and no female in the Executive. Similarly in the case of Republican women like Ann Romney, she is willing to accept a materially comfortable and overindulged life for herself and her sons (apparently her body, which developed MS, could not produce any daughters), but ignoring representation that would give all other women and their children a fairer material life, and sustainable earth as well. She practices a religion which does not ordain women, but her real religion is patriarchy/oligarchy, which requires selective inattention and denial so that Ann Romney can cope with her own life adjustment, which may be a stress factor in her getting MS.

Problems in their Relationship to their Own Mothers that make them either reject/overidealize Titular Organizational Heads and Tokens Because we have been and are still living in patriarchy instead of balance, many mothers are perceived by children to be less powerful, and therefore, less desirable as role models, than men. Some women have overintense and conflictual relationships with their mothers, in part because their fathers were either absentee emotionally, or undermined their mother’s authority. Nevertheless, children need and love their Mothers. Women who regard women as second to men, choose women or become women “leaders” who regard most women as second to men; women who are willing to fight for a few causes or a few women, but generally accept and retain a secondary status. As Paula Xanthapoulou has written in her book and blog, Stephanie Shriock of Emily’s List, who expends millions to raise money for less than 16%, a token handful, and never publically demands 5050, is a good example. In fact the whole organizational separations of women who fight for abortion rights, women’s rights to paid work but selectively don’t attend to the value of unpaid work, child and family leave and Mother Nature, women who work for peace but not equal representation, women who work for the environment but do not insist on equal representation, women who select a few goals, but not all these goals at once, are examples of this millennially induced “settling” for second class status, as well. N.O.W. an organization that has made a mockery of its name by letting “powerful” men delay their limited goals since the 1980’s, for example, has never asked for 5050, and only occasionally pushes for marginal family leave, but never at the 2-3 year level of what is already available in 178 countries, especially Europe’s. women. Shriock and NOW defensively ignore any honest criticism from women, and practice selective inattention and denial. Yet, millions of American women rely on these organizations websites to provide/filter their information about women and politics, much like the milllion who passively rely on TV for all their information. Way to many of these websites fail to even mention that the US is ranked 92nd, and provide no link to http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

Co-Optation/Aggressive Prominent Enabling: Gaining Token Level Status among Men While While Disempowering Most Women
Hillary Hallowell Rodham Clinton suffers from this, too, but at a more intense level. She received so many votes she could easily have demanded the Vice/Co Presidency,’but instead she demurred and actively promoted Biden instead of herself or any other woman, in the same mindset that once made her work for Barry Goldwater. Instead, she took the role of Secretary of State, for which she received much respect and a high salary, but she never talks about 5050 or even the UN Beijing Guideline for Women of 30% by 2000, made no comment about Obama’s Cabinet with less than 20% women, and, along with her husband, accepts CEOs with salaries 500-2500 time the average (male) worker, without comment or objection, Hillary perceived her mother to be far less powerful than her father, and lets her once philandering husband and “powerful” CEO patriarchs dictate her course and timing, which is now, too late, until she overcomes her internalized patriarchy and publically insists on 5050. Michelle Shields Robinson Obama clearly admired her father more than her mother, and was closer to him. She exhorts us to help military families, but doesn’t tell us that the US is the only one of 178 countries that doesn’ t have paid family leave, let alone the three years that German women have. As First Lady, she enjoys great status. But American black women are fairing the very worst in the US hierarchy, and Michelle (as her husband) has not openly advocated for 5050 and full minority representation on their behalf, for this election. Unlike Sylviane Agacinski in France, Sonia Gandhi of India, and Julie Morgan of Wales and the Women of Sweden and Rwanda who inspired their husbands and men in leadership to enact gender parity, both Hillary and Michelle could not overcome their internalized patriarchy enough to do this , even though they enjoy high status. As role models, they are misleading 150 million Americans to hesitate to insist on dangerously overdue gender parity.A relative handful of token corporate women achieve a token high status amidst mostly male Boards of Directors, and instead of asking for 40% or 5050 in the Corporate Executive with caps on salaries as exists and is being actively discussed in Europe , these women identify with male role models and fail to ask for the family leave work and family balance for themselves (Marissa Mayer) or their female employees. Essentially, the Democrats/(Dempublicans at top who rule the party), have become the lying seductive unfaithful boyfriends (I won’t dignify them by calling them husbands), while the Republican have become the rapists of women’s rights. Is that what women should choose between for themselves and their daughters?

That’s what happened to a culture that delays on gender parity for so long. Amny Siskind of the New Agenda rightfully calls it Gender Armageddon, and although she hasn’t said it yet, we will here: it is the underlying precursor and cause to a bloody Armageddon power-drunk men with nuclear weapons and environmental Armageddon, which occurs when women are silenced and marginalized. Some large women’s organization heads also enjoy pretty hefty salaries, and collect dues from other women to pay themselves, while never standing up for gender parity as an urgently overdue necessity, which achieved, might diminish their status as spokespersons, or even put them out of business. Have large women’s organizations become like middle managers who block rather than assist change? One doesn’ t like to think that powerful men patriarchs and oligarchs deliberately infiltrated the women’s movement with covert betrayers. We are not conspiracy theorists, but there is no way to know. Some womens’ organizations have many women in them who were sexually abused, raped by husbands or fathers, and may be so overfocussed on reproductive protection that they cannot focus on anything else, even it would help their unicause. But in any case, in the 12 midnight year of the new Millennium, women’s “leaders” who cannot find the strength to say Gender Parity Now, need to go on Sabbatical immediately, and acknowledge they are doing something very different from what Nordic, European, African, Indian and many Latin American women, including First Spouses, have done already. Their hesitations and self-induced clinging acceptance of patriarchy instead of balance is endangering the whole world, even themselves and their husbands, because it is an outmoded, immanently unsustainable paradigm.

Before the Taliban, women in Aghanistan represented about 50% of the medical doctors and 40% of the government officials. So, [when] a meeting was set up of the warlords to determine who would be in the transitional government, …A U.N. official told me that eventually one of the warlords said, “All right. We’ll have the same percentage of women as there are in the U.S. Congress.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/893825/postsThus, the the Dempublican level of representation of women in Congress is the perfect co-optation for Corporate warlords http://smashesthep.wordpress.com/tag/co-optation/ and tokenization of women, to keep other women in line and misled, by specially privileged “leading” women, away from asking for their due, full representation. It is the lead-up to a return to overt and unreformed patriachy, when the Earth simply can’t take it anymore, and will cause Nature to turn on humanity itself if this is allowed and legitimiized. These women, coopted and fearful of men under the surface, are directly misleading and disempowering other women from 5050, in order to maintain their own special status as “leaders”, and have become identified with the aggressor. In some families, older children dominate younger children, because older children, who most intensely feel the power imbalance of parents, often identify more with fathers than mothers. Because of their greater comfort with controlling other, some rise to the leadership of organizations. Some of these women may also have that problem, too, as do the women, some too adjusted to a younger sibling role who follow them blindly. These are very dangerous women

Too Many American Women (and Men) have not Discovered the Goddess, the Spiritual Aspect of Female (and Wholistic Male) Empowerment
The Hindu culture, with its 800 million people, female and male, (about 3 times the population as the US) has a GoddessGod concept of the Universe. They have 5050 and full minority representation in every village, and started this officially in 1993. The Chinese have Yin-Yang and Quan Yin/Tara. but the Chinese Revolution was male-dominated, and, impacted by the influential US, they are choosing money over social well-being, but that would change if the US set a better model In fact, all religions are recovering a concept of the Divine Eternal Feminine. Christians have rediscovered both Mary Magdalen and Mary the Madonna in a new way, and Jews have rediscovered the Shekinah. But many American religions have become retarded in this rediscovery of what ancient civilizations knew, and for a much longer period, than patriarchal religions. Most Americans were raised in the Christian faith, but do not practice Jesus and Mary Magdalen’s teachings that female and male are equal in importance and spiritual endowment, because long ago, Christianity was co-opted into becoming a state religion of patriarchal emperors, and then adopted practices of male domination. Still, large numbers of Americans of all religious heritages have rediscoverd the Goddess aspect of the Eternal Force via books like Merlin Stone’s When God was a Woman, and films like the Goddess Remembered, about long lasting ancient cultures that worshipped the Goddess. Yet, ironically, very few of our organizational or political women (and men) have the courage to speak of it, even though Elizabeth Cady Stanton who first demanded the vote, started the process in the with the Woman’s Bible in the 1800s. The Statue of LIberty is a depiction of the Goddess aspect of the Almighty, critically necessary for democracy and the well being of humanity. Yet, surprisingly few Americans grasp and talk about that. It is a case of selective inattention, and even denial, of what is so obviously apparent yet simultaneously invisibilized and silenced, like the last scene of Planet of the Apes, where the woman is incapable of speech, and leaving the anguished man alone to deal with the results of men’s aggressive instincts with no saving female voice or balance.

The Sociological Community – The Role of the CEOs and Media, especially Women in the Media in Perpetuating World-Threatening Patriarchy
Riane Eisler whose book The Chalice and the Blade was deemed by anthropologist Ashley Montagu the most important since Darwin’s Origin of the Species, and Marilyn Waring, author of If Women Counted, the most important world leaders and writers of the late twentieth century and New Millennium, have never been on US TV. US Corporate TV and its highest Content Censors are still overwhelmingly mostly overpaid male and often sit on boards of banks and other large corporations, with a few tokenized females. But many female journalist reporters have also been making the mistakes of ignoring the advances of many examples in the world toward and reaching 5050, full family leave, universal health care, adherence to women’s and environmental treaties of the UN, for a long time now, and not making any mention of gender imbalance, and domestic violence against women, as underlying causes, when they report on civil wars and war culture. These women, almost like the self-centered Ted Knight character on the old Mary Tyler Moore show, have somehow kept themselves ignorant of progress occurring all around the world, almost everywhere, but here.

Several years ago, I contacted a woman journalist who was a high schoolmate of mine who I had not seen in many years but who once knew me pretty well, who was very active in covering the races of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to visit the website, and meet with me to discuss women and the media. Apparently enamored of her high salary and the status she receives as a nationally syndicated reporter, she told me she was too busy to look at the website and not interested, and rejected several invitations to meet. I sent her emails, which she ignored. I gave up. While some women journalists have begun to surface the lack of US women’s representation as a problem, this journalist still writes her daily blogs and makes TV appearances without mentioning it, let alone presenting it as a causative factor in the ills of the US and world. She is practicing selective inattention and denial, and I have concluded she, like many women, preferred her Daddy to her Mommy, and just won’t grow up. Laura Flanders, who herself still needs to do more on the issue, exposed the role of Christiane Amanpour of censoring in order to please male media bosses, in her interview with Eygptian feminist Revolutionary, Naddal el Sadawi. This is not just true of US TV, When progressive Tom Hartmann did a segment showing Desmond Tutu at the Davos Economic Summit calling for a Revolution by the world’s women, he asked his station mate on RT, Lauren Lister, who reports on economic issues, her opinion. She almost ignored the question, and went on to pratttle on about the opinions of male economists who were taking no note of women’s contributions to world wealth. She clearly never heard or ignores the works of Marilyn Waring, Hazel Henderson, Bernard Lietaer who has spoken of the need to bring the Divine Feminine into economics, or the Genuine Progress Indicator. Did Lauren Lister feel her father was more powerful and identify with him more than her mother? Is RT headed in the same direction as US TV. Alyona, another woman on the Channel, recently had her show cancelled.Although she commented progressively on many issues, Alyona never once spoke of gender parity. Did this ommission come back to haunt her? Russia, like the US, has a dysfunctional women’s movement, very accepting of patiarchy, with minor outbursts like Pink Lady but no demand for gender parity. As a result, Russia is ruled by a few powerful men and Corporations, and like the US, ranks very low on representation of women, and is severely endangering its own environment. The problem is not completely unique to the US, but the US is at the center of it, as it is the most influential culture in the world. If we don’t change our ways now (and we only have two months left to do so), Russia and China won’t either, and there you have it, the end of the Planet Earth. Women TV journalists who aren’t whistleblowing about the CEOs salaries and their editorial control of their own industry and aren’t taliking about gender parity and the counting of eomen’s paid and unpaid work both, and the value of Nature and Peace, in every broadcast about this “Election” and every broadcast about the “Economy”, are very very Dangerous Women, the most Dangerous Women of All by their daily sins of ommission.

These tendencies also exist in many workplaces. The females may make up large percentages of the staff, but they are poorly paid, while their male CEOs earn millions. For reasons pertaining to the psychological disempowerment described above, these women do not act as Norma Rae did, do not stand up with the courage of one, that leads to the ability organize to go on strike, fearing they will not be able to remain employed, and gain the needed funds to support their children, Ironically, this passivity now directly threatens their children’s rights to a livable Planet.

Given this psychological and sociological vise of internalized and socially reinforced patriarchy, too many American women are engaging in practices which reveal their status as second class citizens, disempowering themselves but also disempowering other women, mostly to fit in with men they perceive as powerful. It is a self=fulfilling prophecy to reinstall full force patriarchy in the form of Big Brother, that will quickly destroy (and be destroyed) by the Earth.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2011/11/30/the-psychological-warfare-of-women-are-we-our-own-worst-enemy-2/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2011/11/30/the-psychological-warfare-of-women-are-we-our-own-worst-enemy-2/2/
Scores of studies show that women are tougher on women than men are; that women treat female leaders with less respect and support than they do male leaders; that women tend to reject work submitted by other women twice as many times than the same work submitted by men. Is this also occurring in the willingness to accept “government work” by men. Are some women having trouble respecting themselves and each other enough to call for overdue gender parity? This is the most dangerous level for this tendency to occur, it is a destroyer of democracy, and ultimately, NOW, a destroyer of humanity and the Earth. It makes everyday American women, who mindlessly accept an imbalanced election withour respecting themselves and other women enough to call for parity NOW, very dangerous women. Armed with a pseudovote that will disempower themselves disempower each other, overempower the most sociopathic of men, and dangerous.

The lag in achieving gender parity in the US has devastating effects on women and girls. It is like a hologram or a hydraulic pump, failure at the “top” of the society – the level or representational government – causes failures at the “lower’ levels of society: more wife abuse and domestic violence, more rape, more sexual trafficking and female slavery, low self esteem in girls especially teenagers, and in other countries, reinvigorates fundamentalist misogyny, the forced wearing of the veil, (too often promoted by patriarchy habituated women in some places), sweat shops, the return to preventing women from attending school. It also causes the most dominating men to rise to the “top” coopting and also oppressing the greater mass of men, who are increasingly forced to live at economic bottoms as well. Women who take a pass on focussing on gender parity, whether intentionally or not, have become not only their own, but, along with men who also ignore gender parity, their own, everyone elses and the world’s worst enemy. Everyone knows the phrase “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.” In the New Millennium which must be a transformation or will die, women (and men) who cannot focus on gender parity now, at all levels, wittingly or not, have become the Plenet’s worst enemy.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sapient-nature/201103/are-women-their-own-worst-enemies
“What all this suggests: Even as most women feel strongly about championing their own cause, they may also be undermining their cause in somewhat subtle ways (see this book and this Time article for related views). If so, an important element in the women’s movement would be to recognize this tendency explicitly, and to find ways of overcoming it.”

Therefore, we propose the following ways of “overcoming this tendency” , in a REvolutionary Way:

1.Spread the REvolutionary Declarations born of those Women (supported by men) of the Occupy Movement/Independent Progressive Women, that have publically Declared and Demanded gender parity/5050 gender balance.
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationofbyandforWomen.html
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationTransformUNandIPU.html
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationTransformUS.html and one to help the Occupy Movement really fulfill its goals at
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/TransformOccupy.html


2. Demand a Constitutional Convention in 2013 that is Gender Balanced (and minority representative) and income representative


3. Boycott the “Election” (this is very hard for many women; they are so afraid of Romney-Ryan that they don’t face that the “election: will bring in so many\par Republicans, elected by an ill-informed electorate, that their rights will be destroyed anyway, no matter who “wins” the Presidential auction. At least don’t engage in selective inattention and denial about this. At least pressure Biden to resign, and give his candidacy fo a woman; many women are not voting or voting for Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan, or Jill Stein and Cheri Honkela, Obama and many Democrats will almost certainly lose without a woman on his ticket and public commitment to gender parity. Prepare yourself to renounce the election with active marches, sit-ins, protests, consumer boycotts and strikes, especially if (we believe, when) Romney “wins”.

Several Boycotters are women: Terri Li who got it going, Kate of Kate-Will-Revolt, Rita Winter, Wendy McElroy and Rajchelle OneFamily Miller, AThere links are available at https://boycotttheelection.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/boycott-the-election-to-save-the-earth/
Two Boycotters, a woman, Rachelle OneFamily Miller and a man, Bahram Maskanian, an environmentalist, have indicated the lack of women candidates with public funding/patriarchal immanent endangerment of the Planet as the main or a major reason to rebel, and there are certainl many more related to ity:
https://boycotttheelection.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/boycott-the-election-to-save-the-earth/
http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/Media2.html
http://www.treehuggersofamerica.org/Success-or-Failure.php
/www.opednews.com/Diary/The-Fable-of-Lanova-Messia-by-Mark-E-Smith-080515-376.html http://www.rall.com/rallblog/2012/08/26/goldilocks-and-the-two-parties

4. Turn Off You Television and alert journalists you will not watch any TV until they individually and collectively cover the need for gender parity NOW, for this “election”.

5. Make calls to Media CEOs office and tell them that as far as you are concerned, they are fired. Send them, and any corporate crediitors Invoices fot what they owe you, all women and the world. http://thesacredaccounting.webs.com/HerandHisSacredInvoice.pdf

6. Reduce spending and engage in a consumption Lysistrata http://www.oocities.org/global_lysistrata/global_lysistrata.html (the website is a little out of date; Use a standard of 5050 for US corporations) until gender parity is achieved. If you engage in a March or protest, put “5050 Representation NOW” or “Gender Parity NOW” and “Balance Love and Work” on your sign.

7.If you are married or dating and your husband or boyfriend, or brother, or father, has done nothing to help women gain parity, give him a copy of http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DangerousMen.html and warn him clearly that that lack of women in office will cause economic collapse, environmental collapse, famine and eventually world war.

8. Guard yourself against “women’s worst enemies are ourselves” tendencies to isolate, delay or undermine women who are working on gender parity. Support anyone, male or female who is working on gender parity. Gender Parity is the only way to Save the Earth.

9. Remember that family work balance and economic indices like the GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator) are also gender balance. Print out and use GPI symbolic money that you use with every, or simply use drymark to a female sign (circle with cross under it) next to the lone male pictured on US Bills, at every transaction. http://soularsolar.webs.com/aboutgendertender.html Tell the cashier why and tell them to show their employers, and tell them you are engaging in a consumption slowdown until gender parity/5050 gender balance is achieved

10, Kindly but firmly temporarily Retire (tell them you do not feel they are leading the way women in Europe and Africa are and this is not acceptable) Women (and fire/resign Men) Women “Leaders” and Journalists who don’t focus on gender parity NOW., including presentation of all the places in the world that already have 5050 and where women (and men) are demanding it. Call Women Leaders who are unable to address this publically, “Co-Presidents Emeritus”, but replace them by telling them to take a Sabbatical, and find leaders for these times/become one yourself, ready to focus on gender parity NOW, and call yourself a Co-President or Co-Secrerary General. If you are a member of a woman’s organization, demand that their website prominently display the fact and link that in the 92nd year since women were “granted” the vote, the US ranks 92nd (counting ties) in representation of women/balance of gender, less than Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm and not one major politician or their wife has even mentioned it, and dangerously are note focussing on it. Their members have a right to know this.

We are sympathetic to the effects of Millennia of Patrarchy on Women, even on once thought now so-called Women’s Leaders. It does slow them down and makes them their own and toher women’s worst enemies. But NOW THE WHOLE PLANET IS AT STAKE. Instead of laying down like someone waiting to be raped and letting her daughter be raped, too, and accepting the regressing status quo, millions of American Progressive and Independent women will be Just Saying No to Both Major Parties, and millions will not vote, by choice. Say to those so willing to say yes to the first and second man who comes along, that We, the Women of America, are the Real Presidents and CoPresidents (without Vice), and this time, no men only need apply.

11.. Learn about the Goddess, as she is emerging in Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, native and Earth religions, and has always existed in Hinduism, and realize if you are a woman, you have strong aspects of the Goddess, embody the Statue of Liberty, and men who care about women in their efforts at humankindness and fairness, are also blessed by this Aspect of the Almighty, indeed, both Aspects too because the Male Aspect of the Almighty was never a Sexist, and has always appreciated and fully Valued as Equally Important, the Goddess Aspect.

For a More Concise Version of
Eleven Reaons Why to Boycott
and Eleven Ways How To Boycorr
read: https://boycotttheelection.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/boycott-the-election-to-save-the-earth/

Declaration of The REvolutionary Transformation of the United Nations and Interparliamentary Union into the United FamilyCommunity True Government of the Planet Earth

Declaration of The REvolutionary Transformation of the United Nations and Interparliamentary Union into the United FamilyCommunity True Government of the Planet Earth

The right of gender balanced democratic and fully representative government is an Endowed Inalienable Human Right, Endowed by the Creator~Universal Nature, Who has both Female and Male Interactive Presence and Process, and desires true Sisterhood as well as true Brotherhood for the Planetary Human Family~Community.The Unitd Nations/People of the Planet Earth, as a decision-making body of a Planet that requires both genders, female and male, to sustain itself as a living system, will establish gender balanced presence (50-50 female and male) in all decision-making bodies.

The CoSecretary Generalship shall be gender balanced, comprised of four Partner Co-Secretary Generals, two female and two male, that shall rotate and be drawn from the members of the General Assembly, the General Assembly and shall be gender balanced, with one women and one man from each Nation as Ambassadors to the United FamilyCommunity, selected by gender balanced legislative bodies in their national region of Earth, which shall be drawn from its constituent towns. cities and villages whose rotating participante/coleaders shall be called village Co-Secretary Generals, which shall be organized into State or Provincial government, and gender balance at all levels shall be a requirement of full membership; national regions that fail to bring forth gender balance may have a Provisional Status, and formal recognition of their women’s and democracy organizations as Official Interim Representatives should be undertaken until gender balance is officially achieved in a given National region, until they do so.

The Security Council shall be abolished as it is a throwback to false hierarchy among nations/world regions.

There will be local village or city state/provincial and national regional referendum allowed, as these are inherently gender balanced. Election Commissions of All Member Nations shall be gender balanced, and the decision to use paper or machine ballots will be decided by the entire population, which is gender balanced.

The freedom of the press for both genders shall be guaranteed in all member National regions, by assuring that all corporate boards, including and especially media, including Internet Co-perations, are gender balanced and subject to ethical oversight by stockandstakeholder committees, drawn from the villages, and which are gender balanced and eventually responsible to all the people, and editorial staffs as well as reporter staffs are gender balanced, and election coverage in the media will be free, and include equal access for all candidates in all member elections at all levels, all levels being considered equal.

The Judiciaries of Member National regions, and village, town and National Regional Courts, shall be gender balanced, and nominated by the gender balanced bodies, judges shall be elected, and honor conflict resolution and reparative approaches.

Minorities will be assured affirmative active outreach to assure their presence in the population is achieved in all representative and decision-making bodies.

Any elections held without these REvolutionary rules will be declared null and void by the of the world, and the Planetary living ecosystem, observing the election, and shall be rescheduled to assure gender balance in outcome.

All member National regions wiil be expected to endorse CEDAW, The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, often described as an international bill of rights for women, and the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action.

The United FamilyCommunity and all its Financial Corporations shall base its system of National Regional Accounts using a currency based on the Genuine Progress Indicator, updated to include the value of unpaid work in the home and community to protect the environment and peace, which is disproportionately done by women, and indicator of balance of gender in decision-making, and these shall be eventually merged into a reminder tender of balance and planetary interconnection, which actually eliminates the need for actual money, and allows all to share real wealth, instead of the false hoarded wealth, which is an illusion that resulted from gender and related false hierarchies, that did not include the work of women, especially, the work done in family and community by both women and men, and value of Nature. All this tender shall depict the Tree of Love and Life with the Earth at the Center and surrounded by other Planets and stars, female and male faces of all races, and bear the words, In the Universal GoddessGod We Trust.

The PeaceKeeping Forces of the United FamilyCommunity, will be deployed with the most uptodate but nonlethal weapons, and may be deployed, in conjnction with those of the gender balanced United-Interparliamentary Union, to educate all men on the importance of women’s presence in decision-making, and protect all the women and children of the world from domination, domestic abuse, and prevention of freedom of movement, access to transportation, and direct access to the Internet. The election observers will be employed to insure that all elections are fair, publically funded and gender balanced, and will assist in the drafting of women and minority – in percentage close to their percentage in the population of the relevant nation – candidates, who can be drawn from the NGO pool and public if needed.

Note: This shall not be construed to prevent an any interim provisional transitional government in which women brieflly comprise the great majority, if that is necessary as a preliminary step to call forth enough men who will publically endorse and act as representatives in gender balanced bodies.

Finally, we add that the General Assembly will be drawn from the basic Circles of Government, the community and village levels, which shall recommend representatives for all circles of levels of state/ provincial and national regional government, that shall become of the General Assembly and rotated teams of Co-Secretary Generals. Thus, there is no hierarchy between village and global governance, and the larger regional levels they will comprise, and all are equal, and derived from the community or village circle.

It shall be understood that all people on Earth are related a surprisingly few generations back, and are in fact, distant cousins and spiritual Sisters and Brothers in a circle, because their parents or other relations are or were cousins as well as Sisters and Brothers in the same interconnected circle, whether large or small, and all people are related. Every person shall strive to know the names, including unmarried names of women , in their family trees back to at least three generations and much further back if possible to ancient days, and reenvision all these females, and the males of thier family trees, as if they had been considered equal in all status, including political, with all people on Earth during their lifetimes, and shall consider them to have been their intergenerational Sisters and Brothers.

Finally, it is task of the General Assembly to develop a universal language for planet Earth, such as Esperanto, which shall not replace but accompany native and national regional languages, which shall also be preserved.

Note: This Declaration was Delivered in Washington DC-Maryland by Dr. Rajchelle OneFamily Miller, a woman of the Occupy Movement, July 1st  and July 4th 2012 in Washington DC-Maryland This is an abbreviated version of her earlier document pertaining to International/Global Bodies. http://newuniversalearth.webs.com/universalearth.html
The New Universal Earth Charter Declared July 2004

Declaration of REvolutionary Transformation of US National Region and all National Regions of Planet Earth into FamilyCommunity True Government

Declaration of REvolutionary Transformation of the US National Region of the Planet Earth into FamilyCommunity True Government

The right of gender balanced democratic and fully representative government is an Endowed Inalienable Human Right, Endowed by the Creator~Universal Nature, Who has both Female and Male Interactive Presence and Process, and desires true Sisterhood as well as true Brotherhood for the Planetary Human Family~Community.The local, regional, State and National Regional Governments of what was called the United States, as a region of a Planet that requires both genders, female and male, to sustain itself as a living system, will establish gender balanced presence (50-50 female and male) in all decision-making bodies.

The Executive shall be gender balanced, comprised of four rotating Partner Co-Presidents also called National Regional Co-Secretary Generals (similar to Prime Ministers/Presidents but using the name Co-Secretary Generals. as in all other national regions), two female and two male, drawn from the Legislature, and their terms shall be limited and rotate among all the members of the National Regional Congress, the Cabinet shall act as a Community responsible to all communities, and shall be gender balanced, the Congressional House of Representatives shall be gender balanced, with one women and one man from each district (and the district lines be reviewed by gender balanced commissions), and actually draw its members directly from all parties, town, city, county, village in that district which shall be gender balanced with gender balanced co-facilitation and called bodies of village or city Co-Secretary Generals, the Senate of the Congress shall be gender balanced, with one woman and one man from Each State Region, which shall draw its members directly from all parties, town, city, county, village in that district which shall be gender balanced with gender balanced co-facilitation and called bodies of village or city Co-Secretary Generals, and all licensed corporate boards shall be gender balanced and representatively racially diverse, with Four Co-Executives, two female and two male as Presiding Officers, and gender representative ethical oversight council for the corporation as a circle, held directly responsible to all the people. Finally, we emphasize that the national regional Legislature. the Congress, will be drawn from the basic Circles of Government, the city, community and village levels, which shall recommend representatives for all circles of levels of state/provincial and national regional government, and the city, community and village levels shall all be called Village Co-Secretary Generals. Thus, there is no hierarchy between village and global governance, and the larger regional levels they will comprise, and all are equal, and derived from the community or village circle.

There will be local, state and national referendum allowed, as these are inherently gender balanced. Election Commissions shall be gender balanced, and the decision to use paper or machine ballots will be decided by the entire population, which is gender balanced. The Supreme Court, if the people decide by referendum that it shall be maintained, shall be gender balanced and representatively racially diverse, and nominated by the gender balanced Co-Presidents and confirmed by the gender balanced Congress by a two/thirds vote. All judiciaries shall be gender balanced and representatively racially diverse, and judges shall be elected, and use conflict resolution and reparative approaches. A decision of the Supreme Court, it the people by referendum decide it shall be maintained at all, can be overturned by a 2/3 vote of a national referendum.

The freedom of the press for both genders shall be guaranteed by assuring that all corporate boards, including and especially media, including Internet Corporations, are gender balanced and representatively racially diverse, and subject to ethical oversight by stockandstakeholder committees which are gender balanced and responsible to all the people, and editorial staffs as well as reporter staffs are gender balanced and representatively racially diverse, and election coverage in the media will be free, and include equal access for all candidates at all levels of elections.

Minorities including indigenous people will be assured affirmative active outreach to assure their presence in the population is achieved in all representative and decision-making bodies.

All elections shall be publically funded

Any elections held without these REvolutionary rules will be declared null and void by the American people and the world. and the Planetary living ecosystem, observing the election.

The United States National Region and all its Financial Corporations (as those of all Nations, shall use a currency based on the Genuine Progress Indicator, updated to include the value of unpaid work in the home and community to protect the environment and peace, which is disproportionately done by women, and and indicator of balance of gender in decision-making, that shall eventually be merged with those of all regions, into a tender which is actually just a reminder of gender balance, the balance of love and work and natural interconnection, and synergistically results in the elimination of all money, and allows all to share real wealth, instead of the false hoarded wealth, which is an illusion that resulted from gender and related false hierarchies, that did not include the work of women, especially, the work done in family and community by both women and men, and value of Nature. All this reminder tender shall depict the Tree of Love and Life with the Earth at the Center and surrounded by the Sun. Moon, other Planets and Stars, female and male faces of all races, and bear the words, In the Universal GoddessGod We Trust.

The Armed Forces of the United States National Region will be deployed with the most uptodate but nonlethal weapons, and may be deployed, in conjunction with those of the gender balanced People’s United Nations-Interparliamentary Union become to be renamed the United FamilyCommunity of the Planet Earth, to educate all men on the importance of women’s presence in decision-making, and protect all the women and children of the world from domination, domestic abuse, and prevention of freedom of movement, access to transportation, and direct access to the Internet.

Note: This shall not be construed to prevent an any interim provisional transitional government in which women brieflly comprise the great majority if that is necessary as a preliminary step to call forth enough men who will publically endorse and act as representatives in gender balanced bodies.It shall be understood that all people on Earth, and especially those in the United States, which is a melting pot of all origins, are related a surprisingly few generations back, and are in fact, distant cousins and spiritual Sisters and Brothers in a circle, because their parents or other relations are or were cousins as well as Sisters and Brothers in the same interconnected circle, whether large or small, and all people are related. Every person shall strive to know the names, including unmarried names of women , in their family trees back to at least three generations and much further back if possible to ancient days, and reenvision all these females, and the males of their family trees, as if they had been considered equal in all status, including political, with all people on Earth during their lifetimes, and shall consider them to have been their intergenerational Sisters and Brothers, wherever on Earth they lived, uniting the US National Region with its human herandhistory of origins and migrations on the Planet Earth.

It is a task of the national Regional legislature to assist the United States in learning a universal language for planet Earth, such as Esperanto, which shall not replace but accompany the English language, which shall also be preserved in the National Region and as a world language, but now also connected non-hierarchically with a Universal language drawn from all languages, to be also used in all the National Regions of Earth.

Note: This Declaration was Delivered  by Dr. Rajchelle OneFamily Miller, a woman of the Occupy Movement, on July 1st  and July 4th 2012 in Washington DC~Maryland.  It  is a shorter version derived  from an original precursor Declaration: http://www.oocities.org/theuniversaldeclaration/thedeclaration.html Universal Declaration of Gender Interdependence in Balance for Good Government, a model for all nations. Declared in time for EarthDay 2002

The Declaration of, by and for Women

The Declaration of, by, and for Women 

We, the Women of the United States of America* on behalf of all women everywhere, hereby declare that we are inviolable sovereign entities whose worth is self-evident and whose life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and self-determination are inalienable fundamental human rights

Whereas Women have been, are, and will be the basic human template, bearers and sustainers of life, the gardeners, the herbalists, the healers, the nurturers, the teachers, scientists, legislators, doctors, jurists, athletes, inventors, artists, makers of music and makers of home, the poets, the writers, the breadwinners, the builders of community and nations, the cornerstone of society and the family

Whereas the rule by patriarchy for thousands of years has resulted in our rights being abridged, our being treated as property, our bodies being assaulted and sold, the Earth, our mother, plundered and polluted by profligate greed, our peace destroyed by continual war, our communities and families broken, and our institutions corrupted

Whereas patriarchy has perpetuated male dominance by:

       Systematically excluding women from the realms of power, blocking the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, working against equal representation in government, refusing to ratify the CEDAW convention, and passing discriminatory legislation despite the fact that we are 51% of the population, pay taxes, and are your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, and wives

       Denying women economic parity by relying on women’s unpaid domestic labor, raising of children, caring for elders or loved ones who are chronically ill, denying women promotions, equal pay for equal work, working against increases in minimum wage and cost-of-living increases to Social Security

       Oppressing women and causing immeasurable physical, psychological and emotional harm through commodification, sexual exploitation, trafficking, sexual harassment, rape, molestation, physical assault, emotional abuse, genital mutilation, psychological intimidation, domestic violence

       Attempting to control women’s reproduction by blocking access to sex education, family planning, birth control methods, pregnancy termination and other medical procedures, thereby restricting women’s autonomy and ability to reach full potential and even endangering women’s lives and health

Whereas the world is dangerously out-of-balance due to the abuse of power characteristic of patriarchy and empire-building, and as there will never be an end to conflict and injustice or lasting peace and harmony so long as women are mistreated and live in one form of bondage or another in societies ruled by men

We the Women hereby declare our independence from sanction or approval by a patriarchal culture or world system. We abjure and condemn all forms of domination of and violence towards women and girls everywhere. We declare our human right to live in a world free from misogyny and male supremacy that oppresses us and attempts to alienate us from our sisters in the struggle for truth, justice, fairness, equality, and peace

We unite in spirit and in action with all women and all men of conscience who join us in the struggle against the oppression of patriarchy until every woman in every nation everywhere across the globe can live in a world that is safe, harmonious, and respectful of life and nature, where women and the sacred feminine are again respected and honored as was the case in antiquity, and where we can live in peace and prosperity as many matri-focal societies have done

We hereby join in solidarity with our sisters throughout the world, across the boundaries of space and time, in acknowledging the women who came before us and who will follow us, in acceptance of all ages, colors, socioeconomic classes, national origins, ethnicities, sexual preferences, political affinities, abilities, and spiritual practices, in reclaiming our rightful place in roles of leadership in the family, the workplace, society, worship, and government. We demand gender parity in the form of fair and equal representation in government, an immediate end to the War on Women and ALL wars, and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). We reclaim our long denied birthright to fully and freely explore and utilize our gifts, talents, intellect, spirituality, emotional sensibilities, sexuality, creativity, and power and declare this day, July 1, 2012 as our day of GLOBAL LIBERATION!

Note: This Declaration, written by a woman of the Occupy Movement, Carol Bouldin,  was first read by another woman of the Occupy Movement, IwankaKultschyckyj,  on July 1  to a gathering of supportive women – as well as men – which is Canada Day, and read again by another woman of the Occupy Movement, Rajchelle OneFamily Miller,  on July 4th, with other accompanying Declarations by Rajchelle OneFamily Miller, that offer practical implementation of this Declaration and the changes it refers to by REvolutionary structural changes to the US and all government Constitutions in every national region of Earth. Some of it is directly connected to and inspired by activities of women (and men who support them), in Canada, as well as all around the world, in the Occupy and other related movements.

5050 Gender Parity Declared A Human Right

In the weeks of June, in preparation for the July 4th Gatherings in Philadephia 2012,  WomenOccupy,a project of Code Pink that offered weekly conference calls attracted the participation of  several women in the occupy and progressive community, including two had been concerned that that other Gathering in Philadelphia, the National General Assembly, was not living up to its commitment to have one women and one man  per district.  These two women,  Carol Bouldin  and Rajchelle Onefamily Miller, both agreed on the the critical  need for equal representation and presence of women in all decision-making, both in the Occupy Movement itself, and in the decision-making structures of levels of government. Rajchelle in particular urged the necessity for women on the call to Deliver Declarations  for the July 4th Holiday that would Declare the Right to Gender Parity as a Human Right, for women and men both, because there is a great deal of research and scholarship that shows that 5050 gender balance  brings forth decisions that protect the general good far better than decisions made  by one mostly gender, and this balance is needed now, urgently, to protect the planet. 72% of the women on the call agreed with the need for such Declarations, to make the July 4th Gathering Truly REvolutionary.  Rajchelle had already written Declarations on this in 2002 and 2004, directed at both the US and the UN,  which also protect proportional minority representation and public funding of elections. In addition, Carol wanted to issue a Declaration that captured the passion of Women’ s Voice on all the issues oppressing women. All the Declarations Call for Gender Parity as something that is long past due, a human right for  the US and all nations, and has been being obstructed by governments and decision-making organizations  made of mostly men for far too long.

The period between the  Conference call  and the July 4th gathering was a short one,  and there wasn’t enough time to publish all the Declarations on the World Wide Web in time for the July 4th Occupy National Gathering for everyone to see.  But on the fly, the Decision was made to read Carol’s Declaration of, by and for Women at the Feminist General Assembly, which was attended by several hundred both women and men, and it was read on July 1,  which is also Canada Day (the equivalent of the US 4th of July,  by Iwanka Kultschycky.  Although there was some mix-up that caused it not to be read at the General Assembly on July 4th, Rajchelle  announced the essence of the Declarations at CBS headquarters in Washington DC and read all the shorter Declarations, including Carol’s for upload on the computer in an audio file. The Declarations have received very slight revision,  since originally read, but are essentially the same as when they were Delivered on July 4th.  All the Declarations refer to a Divine Authority, that makes these rights imperative for all humanity, just as the Declarations of Independence  of Thomas Jefferson and Declaration of Sentiments of Elizabeth Cady Stanton do.

Both Declarations also Declare the Right to Have both paid and unpaid work counted in economic paradigms, the right to balance family and other work, and in the case of Rajchelle’s the overdue passage of the Comprehensive Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and in Carol’s the passage of the ERA and CEDAW both, and an end to the war on women that comes out of patriachy instead of parity.

The July 2012 Declarations are  available at:

You can find/watch these Declarations at:

http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/The%20Declaration%20of,%20by,%20and%20for%20Women-R.pdf

http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationTransformUS.html 

http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/DeclarationTransformUNandIPU.html


http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/TransformOccupy.html


http://www.womenoccupy.org/2012/07/watch-reading-of-the-womens-declaration-from-the-natgat-femga/


http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23772401/highlight/275250#utm_campaign=www.womenoccupy.org&utm_source=275250&utm_medium=social

These Declarations are the Heart of the most important REvolution for Humanity – the end to the false hierarchy of one gender over the other, and the beginning of real freedom for all humanity, as overdue for Millennia, and a Divinely Endowed Inalienable Human Right, that protects both genders and all their children, female and male, from the many democracy and  Earth-Threatening Dangers of lack of Equal Presence of Both Genders when decisions are made.