Toilet seats is a good answer.
The natural urge to urinate is definitely a powerful urge. It may not be the most powerful, but the riddle did not claim it stand for the highest of powers.
The solution offered, princes, may actually be a better answer. If women were the rulers, then princes, of course, would not, and, as such, may not even exist...and thus, few, if any, would stand.
From the answers given: armies, flags, borders, and the like, I can only determine that some, chauvenistically, might consider that women as rulers, would not be as militant and imperialistic as men. Yet, offered as a fact, this could be debated against, and, thus, these as solutions should be dismissed.
The commentary about phallic symbols as a solution can also be considered invalid. Phallic symbols could have easily been introduced by women. Some comments made reference to towers, and, I inferred from their commentary that towers were erected as a phallic symbol along with their symbolic stand as a power. As such, I can not agree to this as a solution either.
Posted by Dej Mar
on 2008-03-28 14:05:43