L7 Equalization of Power

Tools For A New Political Economy

Article XI

Regarding the Equalization of Feminine and Masculine Power, Institutional Bias, and Other Social Justice Considerations

Problems To Solve

Persistent disempowerment and denigration of women and feminine power, in order to amplify the positional privilege of men and the primacy of masculine power, as evidenced by:
  • Male-dominated institutional control of women’s reproductive rights
  • Unequal pay between genders for equivalent work
  • Low representation of women in institutional leadership
  • Sexual harassment, sexual objectification and rape of women
  • Denigrating attitudes and language towards women as a cultural norm
  • Systemic disrespect for feminine power, and safeguards protecting masculine power

Institutional amplification of racial, gender and economic inequality:
  • Structural racism, sexism and classism (examples: housing policies that negatively impact low-income, minority and inner city populations; ethnic marketing of unhealthy and addictive consumables; excessive incarceration of minorities and targeting by law enforcement; gender inequality in how child support and custody are awarded, or how rape and domestic violence are perceived and remedied, etc.)

Proposed Solutions

  1. Reframing profit so that it amplifies egalitarian, cooperative and integrative values rather than systemic classicism, racism and gender bias.
  2. Only women can vote on women’s reproductive rights (at any level of government)
  3. Institute goal of 50% female representation in institutional leadership - as reward for merit - with aggressive timeline for implementation
  4. Investigate efficacy of chemical castration (with variable duration based on offense) as a mandatory component of sentencing for anyone convicted of rape or other sexual offense
  5. Equal compensation for all genders and sexual orientations of equal ability - period
  6. Promote interculturalism in features of the Universal Social Backbone, direct democracy, citizens councils and public policy - rather than reinforcing cultural divisions and isolation in civic/economic institutions
  7. Community Coregroups to advocate shared values, the unitive principle and moral maturity
  8. Diffuse institutional authority, distributing local decision-making to community-level organizations
  9. Criminal Justice System reform, and other changes to the rule of law
  10. An equal focus on remedies for systemic disadvantages for men that also reflect inappropriate bias - in custody, paternity, child support, domestic violence, sentencing, etc.

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