When Women Roar

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Was Rudyard Kipling right when he declared that “the female of the species is more deadly than the male”?
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.