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Why Honoring The Feminine Is So Important

Why Honoring The Feminine Is So Important

Editor’s Note: I know this post strays a bit from my normal posts. But it’s a train of thought I’ve had for while, so I thought I’d share. I’d love to know what you think. If you agree, disagree, or have a different take on the feminine and masculine sides of our world.

In many cultures around the world, women are currently being repressed. The easiest examples that come to mind are countries where Islamic Muslims are controlling countries like Afghanistan or more recently Egypt. Why should we care? Well, when women are not honored and cherished for their gifts, not only do women suffer for it, but the entire civilization does as well. Just google pictures of Cairo Egypt in the early 1900s, and now. You will see a thriving metropolis that could complete with any US city in the early 1900s. Fast forward to today, and there is garbage in the streets, work being done with mules, and women carrying their burden on their backs and heads like other third-world countries.

Throughout history, look at civilizations that honored and cherished women and you will see great strides in civilization. In the ancient Egyptian times, the women were equal to men. Some would even argue women were the ruling sex of that time, but with a matriarchal approach to ruling, which meant that both sexes were equal, but with different strengths. (If you doubt this, look closely at the picture below. The woman has her arm around her husband. Such a position is a show of dominance, not submission.) This was a time in Egypt of great building, of medicine, of art, of science and religion. It was, at it’s peak, one of the great civilizations of the world. Fast forward to now. Where 98% of Egyptian women and girls over the age of 12 in 1996 were forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation. To now, when art showing women’s breasts has for the first time in this generation begun to be censored. Where Egyptian society is in a uproar, great treasures of the world have been pilfered and destroyed. Women are being raped on the streets, and all of Egypt is in total chaos.

Or, look at Afghanistan. In the 1970’s women were on a much more equal footing with men. There were colleges and modern everything. You would have been hard pressed to tell the difference between a well off Afghanistan home and one in the US. Fast forward to today. Where the Taliban, an extreme form of muslim religion, has had a foothold on that country since the 1970’s. During that time women were forced to wear burkas. Were not allowed to work, even if their husband was killed or disabled. And women were beaten and at times stoned if they were raped! The national treasures, such as the Buddha Statues of Bamiyan that stood there against time and all elements for 1,500 years, were intentionally destroyed by the Taliban. The country descended into great poverty. And only now that women are allowed once more in the streets, and little girls are starting to be able to go to school again, is the country beginning to turn itself around.

Yes these two examples may seem a little extreme. But they are current life examples of what happens when the feminine is not honored equally to the masculine.

To me there is a direct correlation between not honoring the feminine and an assent of cultures to return to a medieval like time, with medieval like existence. Where modern conveniences are lost. And life becomes cruel and hard.

Why should you care? Because today our western society is still denigrating women. The most obvious are in our rap songs, music videos and in advertising. Women of every party in politics are denigrated in the most base ways by the media and this is deemed “acceptable.” Less obvious would be workplaces that continue to stay in a very masculine structure and mode even though more than 1/2 of all college graduates are women. A workplace where women still earn less than men in almost every industry. And where in the ranks of politicians and leaders of companies, very few today are women. And those that are, tend to look very masculine, with very few women in top positions who are sexy, feminine and fully in themselves women.

As long as this continues – until women and men are honored equally – we will not have the best society and civilization we are capable of. By men not honoring the feminine, they are in fact dishonoring their masculine. By women allowing and enabling this to continue, we are hurting ourselves, our sisters, and our future generations. And all the world suffers for it.

What do you think? Is the feminine honored or dishonored in our current societies? And if so, what is the impact on us all? Pin It

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