Empowering ourselves

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jockewing One of my favourite lines in the 1980s soap opera Dallas was spoken by Jock Ewing. “Power isn’t something that you can give ,” he sneered angrily at his dim, weak, yet good-looking son, Bobby. “Real power is something that you take .”

It’s a great line, and it encapsulates the idea that power is a conserved quantity. If one person gains in power, another loses. But I don’t think power really works like that.

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