Concerning my last blog, a friend of mine commented via email that he thinks there would be a societal benefit if we followed a lunar calendar. Men would be able to better track women’s menstrual cycles and the resulting PMS which would prompt the men to lay low and thus promote domestic harmony. Makes sense to me! 🙂
Still, this blog would not be complete without an educational component. Wikipedia to the rescue!
The basis of the western calendar comes from the Romans.
The calendar was then modified by Julius Caesar in 46 BCE.
And that calendar was further modified by Pope Gregory in 1582 CE.
Neither the Romans and Catholics can be considered to be historically sensitive to women which would explain why the calendar reflects a non-lunar, non-feminine cycle. Ironically, ignoring the women in the west has led to men being ritually pearl-harbored every month by the women in their lives.
Curse you Julius & Gregory! (shakes virtual fist).