There is one big problem in the issue of man woman equality.
Because man and woman are different – they have to adjust their behavior and image to their gender. In order for a person to consolidate his own gender he/she must have a prototype from his own gender according to which to form it. And as far as women are concerned it is much more difficult for them to find such a pure authentic prototype. And in the absence of a woman prototype, all which is left for women is to take man as a prototype, even as an antithesis prototype like in the women liberation movement and extreme feminism. (Or even an abusive macho-man).
Women have no idea what is their original, essential – prototype (anima), the essential nature of being a female.
They could be addressed in all kinds of manners, (most are not so nice), but almost none which are to do with their true nature, because no one actually has any idea about.
Our days are full with many rebellious movements (“me-too”) for equality. And it is to be in fashion to demand equality.
Women have even been queens, executives, head of states and many high positions, but it is not to do with them being connected to their true being as a woman.
Are you connected to the being of your womanhood?
Without having a clear and tangible idea of what it means to be connected to one’s core of womanhood, (and without being able to find a route into its center of gravity) – each woman is lost and confused as far as her real, original, authentic womanhood – is concerned.
Well, womanhood and manhood are each, on an axis, that has high end and low ends. Men are connected, mostly, to their nature, but mostly it is easier to do it through the low end.
Women are not connected to the axis of their womanhood nature, neither low nor high. Man’s dominance blocks it.
One book who was attempted to discover such deep essential nature was written by: Clarissa Pinkola Estés, called: “Women Who Run with the Wolves”: In which he likens the deep nature of a woman to that of a wild wolf:*
“She claims that within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls”.
That is one specific angel. But not necessarily the core.
The core female nature is to do with: reception, containment: acceptance, softness, allowing inward space, taking care, total support, able to receive, embracing, looking after, able to give unconditional love, total devotion, creativity, giving space to grow, loyalty, connecting to the unknown, perseverance, the highest priestess of love.
(Being ‘a Lady’ is a kind of wearing costumes and mannerisms of a high class woman, but this is a make believe and has nothing to do with being a woman at being level).
In this culture most of those womanhood characteristics are not considered much, because they give a feeling of weakness and we are based on overpowering and competing with each other. It is a combating man’s territory. You have to win the other, otherwise you are looser. And if a woman would be true to her true nature she would be considered a loser in man’s territory.
What an absurd. How could she win, and yet, be true to her female nature?
Only by constituting small female groups in which they would nourish by dialogue this core of authentic female center of gravity in each other.
This core original lost center of female gravity,needs to be pumped its core female qualities of life again and again by each other (the text itself is stated up (in bold letters)).
* Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (Ballantine 1992/ 1996, USA)
[River Wolf Press Ebook 2017]