One might ask whether a male might vote contrary to instructions. After all, it is a secret ballot. But we doubt such insubordination ever took place. Males were subordinate to the women in other matters, and we assumed they would tow the line in the voting booth. Men were conditioned to obey and did so no matter whether women were present or not.
An example of this was on one of Dennis’ early visits to our home. Nancy and I were going to the mall, leaving both Dennis and my husband, Bill, at home, each with a lengthy list of chores to be completed before our return. Both men set to their assigned tasks, but Dennis made the mistake of trying to make small talk with Bill in an effort to get to know him. This backfired! Bill was well trained and ignored Dennis completely. Upon our return, Bill promptly notified Nancy and me, and Dennis was turned over to my mother, Joan, for some rather painful retraining. To his credit, Dennis instantly admitted to his insubordination. Dennis was thereby taught a powerful lesson that Nancy and I are sure pervades his life and, yes, extends into the voting booth.
Dennis, for example, is active at a local women’s center where he works on behalf of female and select male candidates (male candidates with Feminist credentials). Dennis does what is demanded of him at the center, which includes going door-to-door for women candidates, putting bumper stickers on his car and signs in the yard, working the polls for feminist candidates, going to marches and rallies, encouraging women to vote, and working in other ways to help feminists get elected. Getting women elected, of course, is a way of extending female views and ideas into society, and a modern male understands this.
Dennis’ feminist credentials go way back to his life on campus where he was an active feminist. In fact, he met Nancy, his future wife, at a feminist rally. Dennis is able to fill out a sample ballot that we women can agree with; and if a candidate or two might present a question or uncertainty, he then asks for our guidance or guidance from the women at the center. He also advises other men to vote accordingly, passing out sample ballots to men, whether or not they are in a female-run lifestyle. He strives to get women elected through his activism.
To those who question whether women are always the best candidates, we say that we are working to have as many women in office as possible to counter the patriarchal bias that has put so many unqualified men in power. Voting women into office is a vote for Matriarchy, and enlightened males see this and work for its fulfillment.