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Tuesday, September 21, 2010: Women's Power

"Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men--bring them softness, teach them how to cry."

              ----Joan Baez

     I'm frustrated and impatient today. Women can be so strong, can survive so much, even working within cultural surroundings set in motion and dominated by males. Will humanity ever evolve to a point where we truly call up the best of both sexes, instead of assuming women will compete in the arenas of business and politics by doing a "man's job" with a touch of female flair?

       Female strength includes but is not limited to: a woman's focus on relationships and support of those less able, less experienced; the willingness to put in consistent work to achieve a long-term goal; the concern that it is the responsibility of the able and experienced to prepare those under our charge so they will grow to become independent.

      If big business had top women executives who were truly strong in their focus on these areas, would we have had Wall Street, banks, oil & coal companies, etc., put customers and employees at risk for a bottom-line profit of a select few? If there are women at the top they are hardened. They have learned to "fit in" and "play by the rules of the game." But the game is a male game.

      My feelings on politics is divided. We need more women who think of the most vulnerable in their charge, those dependent on their care and decisions, as well as considering new incentives for the most gifted and able. Will we ever get rid of the women who dress up and spew what they believe will satisfy the world of powerful men? Can we find influential men who listen to and seek out women's wisdom instead of insisting women adapt to their male establishment?

      Then there is religion. I am still searching for the true inner power of a female.  Religious paths and spiritual goals have been set up by males, with male ideals of what it means to be spiritual. We women have followed these male-oriented traditions and found spiritual insights and power. I'm not denying that.  I just think somewhere, deep in the shadows of our psyche, there is a true female inner power---suppressed for so long that it's well-nigh impossible to discover what we as women might unleash if we knew how to really call up all our potential.

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 06:39AM by Registered CommenterThe Skeptical Mystic | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

I've gotten so behind on my blogging, I've missed some beautiful entries by you. I just scrolled quickly down this page and loved the quote by Helminski and all the astounding pictures.

I know what you mean about this female power. Coming from a Mormon background, where men have all the power, I realized long ago what a burden this must be for the men, and I took every opportunity to touch men with the intention of blessing them. The difference between religions that bestow powers upon people with special designations and ordinations and we common folk, is that we don't need to be zapped into awareness by "special" means - we have an assumption of our many quiet powers that don't need to be broadcast to make the impact known.

Hope you get my drift.
September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKass

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