Is it time for a female president? It just might be. Women are becoming, increasingly, a majority in American society in a number of social indicators. Consider the following:
Women outnumber men in college 57% to 43%,
Women outvoted men 54% to 46% in the 2004 Presidential election
Women outnumber men in professions life law, public relations, and journalism as well as teaching, social work, nursing. They are increasingly represented in medicine, engineering, accounting and other professions.
In 2005, singe women were the second largest group of home buyers after married couples and in 2005 they bought 1.5 million homes, twice as many as single men.
The number of single woman has almost doubled in the U.S. from 1970 to 2006.
I am reminded of Helen Reddy's song, "I am woman hear me roar in numbers too loud to ignore." As women with money, power, time and energy become a larger and larger factor in our society will we see a shift to what Riane Eisler calls the partnership rather than the dominator society?
I got a lot of this information from a new book entitled, Microtrends, by Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne. I will be posting other articles dealing with topics covered in this book so I am making a new category today called Microtrends if you want to access all the articles based on this book.