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Standing for higher powers (Posted on 2005-12-31) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Kings and lords and Christians raised them
Since they stand for higher powers
Yet few of them would stand, I'm certain,
If women ruled this world of ours.

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Some Thoughts Opinion (spoiler) Comment 28 of 28 |

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
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