Whether it's because of Hillary Clinton's candidacy, or because I recently saw 'Wicked', possibly both, I've been thinking a lot about women and power. Not so much about the 'why's' and 'what it looks like' which Psyche's 2nd task addresses. But rather, what do we as women do, when we have power as did Glinda the Good, and Leah's sister Rachel? For as we learn from 'The Lord of the Rings', the Ring itself epitomizing power, no matter how much we may desire to do good, once we have the power to do good, this power can corrupt us. For example, do you remember when Frodo, encouraged by Lady Galadriel's goodness and wisdom, offers her the Ring? She wants to accept it, oh, how she wants to, saying:
When I read Katharine Seelye's NY Times article titled, Women Supportive of Clinton, But Skeptical, I found myself wondering....Why? Why do so many want to want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but won't? Is it a question of competence? Most would agree she's quite capable. So -- No. Is it because we don't agree with her politics? Within a few seconds, I rattled off the names of several women for whom I would vote despite our differing political views. So again -- No. If it's neither a question of competence, nor of political views, then why are we skeptical? Because of an archetype mismatch. Let me explain.