The Age of Women: why the world needs one
‘The growing influence of women is the one reassuring thing in our political life’ – Oscar Wilde
If women led the world, it would probably be vastly less toxic, far less prone to climate change, hunger, war and environmental devastation. Far less at risk from its own ‘success’.
I was drawn to this reflection by the research I did for Poisoned Planet[i], in which it became evident that the 150 billion tonnes of chemical substances emitted annually by human activity (our greatest impact of all upon the planet) are almost exclusively the handiwork of men – not women. This is not to say that women don’t benefit from these activities or even, often, approve them. But they rarely drive them