In times past men in diverse societies have divised ways to keep women under their control. If it wasn't the chastity belt it was female circumcision and if not that it was foot binding. Keeping women under stern oppression may seem to strengthen a people but the key word here is "seem." How does one speak of freeing a people while leaving half of that people in bondage? In such a society where the collective good is good for everybody except the women (and you might say the Africans, or any other group) the women see collectivity as the enemy and they fight for individual freedom as their greatest friend. We are here in the 21st century. We will not go back to second class citizenry in the name of the collective good. It is a pleasure to submit to someone who has the gift and skill and knowledge to meet the needs of a situation. If I am that someone at any given time and a man refuses to submit to me just because he is a man and I am a woman how does that contribute to the collective good? At that point I stand back and let the fool be a fool but I make sure my needs are met. It's easy to point fingers and say who started what and who did whaat to whom first and what they said about your mama all day long but this won't get us anywhere. We have all been hurt and badly damaged to the poiint where many of us have all but given up on the present generation of children. If perception is reality how do we apply the Law of Attraction to the problems of gender, race and posterity?