Setting and Keeping Boundaries on a National Level

Womankind can’t win a fight based on violence. The alpha-male system has the upper hand on that–and it’s the opposite of what we want, anyway. But that doesn’t mean we have to be passive victims, raging into the storm.

Christine L Golden
5 min readJun 28, 2022

We have some things today that our foremothers did not.

We have the vote, some social protections and, perhaps most importantly, economic leverage.

In order to use it, we need to learn about Boundaries, real (not fake) Boundaries.

Line drawings of a person disrupted in Picasso style fighting with a solid, black box, then a stick person with living boundaries facing the things of life; the sun, house with crops, children, a city and beach in the distance

Real (not fake) Boundaries?

Any good family counselor knows how to set effective and fair boundaries on a small scale. I’ve learned about them from various sources over the years, but it’s been a while. So, I googled it and came upon this great introduction just the other day, Boundaries for Beginners: How to Set and Keep Your Boundaries. There are lots of other resources and lots of smart people who specialize in the nuances of this powerful tool.

The ‘Real’ Boundary Process

Here’s how I learned it.



Christine L Golden

Concerned human. Educated in Zoology & Biochemistry. Semi-retired WordPress/Frontend developer. Interested in patterns, systems and the essence of things.