For most of us growing up on this planet, our perspectives were shaped predominantly by our early years. Whatever gender we incarnated into, our thoughts and behaviors were profoundly affected by the collective attitudes toward those genders.
If you have spent some time here at soulsoothinsounds you’ll notice I bring up the patriarchy a lot. And it’s primarily to remind us that it hasn’t gone anywhere. That it’s still here, and it’s trying to maintain control on the planet. It senses that there’s a new gal in town, and that it may be gasping its last breath.
We have all heard ad nauseum the expressions for being strong, like man-up. Take it like a man. Don’t be a girl. (I’m sparing you the really offensive words here.) They have been used by all genders. And most people laugh and shrug it off. But if this perspective continues, things will not look good for humanity. They aren’t looking great right now. So what will save mankind? Certainly not becoming bigger, stronger, more powerful, more stoic, or more intelligent. Certainly not being even more mentally focused.