Women do desperately need models for power other than the maternal.
Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work.
If it ever came down to exerting power by force, it would mean I'd already lost it.
You can't give power away and keep it simultaneously. Except posthumously.
The wounded want power, nothing else; they think it will keep them from being hurt again.
Power is better than revenge. Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future. Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.