There are always weak men. They are never sufficient in numbers, and easily shamed by the strong. There are however far too many weak women, and they will not be shamed by the strong, only doubling-down on their impulses. As such, opening Pandora’s Box by the inclusion of women into the process of political decisions, without expressly limiting the impulses of women, allowed for the combination of weak men, weak women, and those who would profit from enabling weak men and weak women – the inverse of those who traditionally carried the burden to shaming and policing weak men and weak women.
- A separate house for women would have done it.
- Limiting the vote to married households would have done it.
- Limiting the vote to married households with children and property would have done it best of all.
- But while as families we share common interests, as individuals we do not.