As a famous female used to say, “You betcha!”
Kipling cites examples among wild animals and he could have found even more in the insect population – black widow spiders, praying mantises and the like.
He also finds deadly examples among North America’s indigenous people.
He doesn’t mention female politicians. But I bet if he were writing that poem in America today, he would have.
Women are flexing their muscles in US politics. At least 500 women are running for major office in November’s elections. And female candidates scored numerous victories in Tuesday’s primaries.
Even more ominous for the status quo, women voters seem energized as never before. They’re turning out in droves.
The pundits are identifying Trump’s misogyny as the spark that ignited this uprising. But I suspect there’s more to it than that.
Women have put up with too much for too long..
This new insurgency has been building for years, and it has built up a head of steam unlike any movement in America since Women’s Sufffrage.
America’s swaggering males, who have dominated the political scene for generations, should be quaking in their shoes. Their day in the sun is drawing to an end.
And I think it’s about time. Don’t you?