Feminine influence would indeed help our world

Thank you Sherri Quammen for the insightful letter of Sept. 24 about the need for a feminine influence in place of the violence-prone solutions to any and almost all disagreements, local, state, national and international. I would very much like to see women step forward. There is a reason for earth mothers, and the name mother earth. The earth supports all equally without discrimination, like a good mother loves all her children, even the most difficult, and must sometimes show troubled children more compassion.

The “now standard” practice, that of demonizing those we disagree with, is so clearly evident in our highest levels of government, the news media, talk radio, etc.

I am not defending any group or individual, nor do I want to excuse the horrendous harm we have witnessed in the Middle East. Retelling the stories of extreme behavior keeps the past events current and influences behavior centered on revenge. Unfortunately many people cannot let go of this thought process, a thought process so alien to that of a loving mother.

Let us start by being an example of the change we want to see. Thank you again, Sherri Quammen.

— Thom Smith, Chico

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