|Equality of Personhood between Women and Men
Reconciling the "Two Solitudes"
|Male - Female (Gender) Equality
An open-ended essay examining facts and fictions
about the differences
1 Men are from Earth
Women are from Earth.
That's our starting point - "equal planetary residence"
2 Not all women are alike.
Some women are more evolved than other women.
3 Not all men are alike.
Some men are more evolved than other men.
4 Gender identity is the sense we have of "needing" to belong one of the
socially prescribed genders: either to the male portion of the human race, or
the female portion of the race (other choices are still "proscribed" in many
cultures, and within large segments of our own culture).
5 Gender conceit is when either gender assumes that what is natural
and preferred for her/his gender is correct for both genders.
We are ALL unique individuals.
This is not intended to be "the" definitive work on this topic, but anything
that leads to improved understanding, points of view, acceptance and more
functional behaviour and attitudes can only be good.
Please join me in dialogue on this important facet of real human life
(email or snail mail, Skype or FaceTme - see "Contact/Comments").
It is an introduction that will be revised on an ongoing basis:
I think it is summed-up nicely in this tribute to the late Fritz Perls:
How We Are (a philosophy to live by)
"If I just do my thing and you do yours,
We stand in danger of losing each other and ourselves.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations; but I am in this world to confirm
you as a unique human being, and to be confirmed by you.
We are fully ourselves only in relation to each other;
the I detached from a Thou disintegrates.
I do not find you by chance; I find you by an active life of reaching out.
Rather than passively letting things happen to me,
I can act intentionally to make them happen.
I must begin with myself, true; but I must not end with myself:
the Truth begins with two".
- "Beyond Perls" (Walter Tubman 1972)
Klaas Tuinman MA
Dawn Cove Abbey
Deerfield, (Yarmouth County) Nova Scotia, Canada
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