When I first read the article I give a link to below, it perturbed me and lit my fire deeply.
This is not a feminist perspective for I do not consider myself any one label or generalization with my thinking. This is me being human, my point of view is to see humanity’s greatest potential, from a place of wishing to have equality for all of us. The worldwide shift that is occurring is one of working together in balance and harmony, therefore it is important to discuss what we have a tendency to avoid.
While there are definitely gender shifts happening, there is quite an inequality between men and women in our extremely patriarchial world.
Men and women alike are uniquely brilliant, while biologically different we all have similar aspects along a spectrum.
Men, I know you can think with more than just your member as the guy who wrote the article below seems to think that’s all you think with.
Why do I think that?
Because it’s part of the evolution of our species to use our higher brain functions in a cognitively developed way. This will move us forward from the hierarchical, competitive mammalian tendency to dominate, control and oppress.
When a world raises a girl to be pretty and sweet and a boy to be strong and unemotional, this becomes a conditioned box. This box is so spread around us, it’s hard to see it because we are in it. Nevertheless, it’s very present.
Males, I know that you know there is much more to us than what you are lead to believe through brainwashing, conditioning and objectification, as this article suggests.
There is no need to fear, hate, label, demean, control or hold us back.
It’s within you all to give the proper space of appreciating the feminine form, as I have witnessed with many of the amazing guys in my life. By doing so, it allows us to shine and express our radiance and creative drives.
I wanted a man’s opinion on this topic, not just from the incredible males in my social circles. The other night I found the perfect interviewee, Assim, my Pakistani Muslim cab driver. I was in deep conversation with him, probing the depths of God, religion, competition and obvious gender differences.
He spoke after I asked him his belief on God being love…
“Muslim believes that love is what is behind everything in creation…”
Thinking to myself, I have heard that as the core to many religions.
After talking about the idea of love and everything being a part of the “One”…. I blatantly asked him
“With how our cultures are towards women, I have a question to ask you…
In your opinion, why has there been so much control throughout most of our history, and why do we hide from it in our world?”
Verbatim, he said to me
“You see, in the beginning, man was alone, needs companion, beauty of this world. Women came and had inner energy to provide comfort, beauty and love. So she gives everything she has to man…. Man saw that and thought, she has better properties than me. That’s my right to take advantage of woman…
You see, woman is much more powerful than man…
I’m a man I’m scared of woman, like most men. Man scared that woman leave man easily. Woman give a birth, she more patience and power and can bear pain over and over more than man.
All woman do a better job than man, better worth, we don’t want to show you we are scared, so we dominate you for so long and keep you covered and hidden.
Woman never let down a man, or hurt a man like man hurts woman, because she cares too much.
Nobody better or perfect, they just perfect for themselves, a perfect version of them.
We all need to unite and show the world
You have positivity, keep shining as woman is meant to”
He said as I stepped out of the cab
This shift is happening in our world, yet there are places where girls and women, as well as boys are still hurt, abused, raped, trafficked and mutilated to frightening numbers, so while we have progressed in equality, there is still much healing that is in order.
This being a snippet of my opinion, what are your thoughts on this?
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