Own the Crone

Own the Crone
Just before the mid-term voting took place, I listened to a podcast in which Carol Cox discusses a TEDx talk she gave just before the 2016 election about why we (men and women) fear women in positions of power—from C suites to Board Rooms to elected political positions. Cox's theory is that both genders—and if you accept the idea that gender is really a spectrum and not an either/or proposition, let's say "all genders"—are uncomfortable with women in positions of power because this shift signifies the beginning of the end of the human race: we women are the mothers, the nurturers, the creators, and if we take positions of power, we will abandon childbearing and child rearing, realize we don't need men, and kill them.Which is why Hillary Rodham Clinton was called a man-eater, among other things, by conservatives.I think I buy that ... up until the point where we realize we don't need men anyway.As a woman, it is certainly more difficult to become powerful/successful: on most career paths, the age at which the most dedication and energy are required to excel also happens to be the age at which childbirth is most common and easiest.Just as men are putting in 60–80 hours a week on their careers, women are dropping out of "the race" to have children—and some stop running for good. (Ha! That's an oddly ambiguous way to put it, so I'm going to leave it there for you to read as you will—and please don't try to read author intent into it.)So does it follow that as women, we are the creators/nurturers, and as women in power, we are the destroyers, the murderers, the Lady MacBeths, the Medusas, the Sirens, the Witches?With the arrival of the edge of what's being called the Pink Wave in this month's midterm elections, I guess we're about to find out.Find out what this all has to do with perimenopause and health coaching on the blog: https://simply-healthcoaching.com/perimenopause-power/Then let me know in the comments: What you will do as the Crone?