We would not have to worry about our reproductive rights. We would make sure that family planning was a part of public education, including the right to a safe abortion if so decided by a woman and her doctor.

If women ruled the world, might and power would not be equated with brute physical strength and such abusive control. Domestic violence and rape would begin to vanish, because there would be no rigid role models to which to adhere.

Major world religions would be shaped differently. No longer would the largest religions of the world (such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism) be based on patriarchal principles going all the way back to Abraham in a tent with many wives. Instead, matriarchal societies would have formed and permeated global culture, where perhaps the first Pope was a woman.

Our matriarchal societies, historically speaking, had a point of view that life proceeds in cycles and Mother Nature was deeply respected. Since the burning of fossil fuels threatens the earth’s atmosphere and could eventually annihilate all of its inhabitants, including the human race, our matriarchal leaders would have immediately turned to solar and wind technology, regardless of the cost.

Women focus on the future with its new possibilities. We are optimistic. The individuals in our society would be free to act when the time is right. The result would be new creative decisions arising from inner freedom.

International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women — past, present and future.¬†Tonight, we want to hear your ideas of what it would be like #IfWomenRuledTheWorld.

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern Time and help us envision a new way of perceiving the value of women in leadership.

In solidarity,

Laurel Davila, Linda Hill, and Kathy Smith

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