Thursday, August 13, 2009

The thing that men don't understand is that women see things more clearly, more in tune with what is really happening, here, on earth. We want to believe that our reasoning can make sense out of all this madness.


JB aka JayBee said...

Interesting idea, although I don't agree.

Having been raised in a family with seven sisters and a brother, I don't believe that my sisters have any deeper understanding about "what is really happening, here, on earth" than my brother or I do.

I think it is the case that you know some extraordinary women. You extrapolate the qualities of the women that you know to all women. I think that is a mistake.

Cosmic Monkey said...

You may be correct. Late night thoughts, thinking about pain.

fremenine said...

I would have to second JB's comment, but I might add that perhaps it is the feminine in all of us--women and men--that helps us to see, perhaps not more clearly but more wholly, by shifting toward a state of balance between the feminine and the masculine aspects of our selves and of existence. It would seem there is still a fair amount of masculine bias in the worldview, and in the actions, of many.

I would add, also, with regard to CM's response, that I've often wondered about the empathic tendencies of femininity, particularly as it relates to our collective unconscious. In this world of trouble and woe, where so many living beings (and some might argue Life itself) suffer from at best neglect and at worst all-out assault, could it be that our feminine selves share the experience of that pain on a metaphysical level? And if so, could it be that more women are in tune with their femininity and thus experience that more deeply or more consciously? And is it possible that above all, this feminine empathy (and her sisters, compassion, courage and creativity) must be stamped out, to pave the way for world domination by a handful of psychopaths? (with the watery, emotional feminine out of the picture, those fiery masculine aspects of invention, action and strength are easily turned to less than noble purposes...) I don't know, but it might be worth considering.

GeoLeoF said...

I, too, have been raised in a family with seven sisters and a brother. JB makes a good point about extrapolation of the good qualities of the extraordinary women that we know. But I also would add, it may be that men such as JB and I are not threatened by a feminine aspect of being male, being familiar and somewhat unfazed by the societal roles.
Training of military personnel systematically takes out any emotional reactions to a demanded response, be they male or female. Instead, if they survive the horrors, they must process the emotions later. The pain is there, but covered.

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