Channeling my inner Bey... T H E F E M A L E of the species
is more deadlier than
T H E M A L E... or is it just that we feel the need as females to sort of over-celebrate our femininity now to make up for years of suppressing our divine inner female qualities and denying our true strength that brings us balance?
In last night’s LIVE I discussed feminism and equality between male and female energies and how we need both to feel balanced and whole.
One is not better or superior than the other, we all have both male and female qualities. Ying and Yang...working in harmony with each other. It’s when one quality is thrown out of whack by some sort of societal conditions and our beliefs about ourselves and how we are supposed to behave and act in society as a female or male, that things get a bit skewed.
Why do some men struggle to express emotions? Why do women feel inferior/less powerful as a sex? Why do we do the things we do to prove that we are also strong and capable of carrying our own shopping bags and taking care of our own business as “strong” “independent” females? Why is “strong the new skinny”? It’s a movement ... We were told as little girls “not to carry that, you are a girl you will hurt yourself” “you are weak” “don’t play outside you will dirty your dress” and little boys were told not to cry, it’s a sign of weakness “don’t be a big girls blouse and cry” “boys don’t cry”. As a result, girls feel weak and boys feel like they can’t express emotions, that it’s a sign of weakness aka a girly thing to do.
But we are all both strong and weak, happy and sad, all free to express emotion and play in the dirt.
I see how female bodybuilding can be sort of a rebellion against these supposed female conditions projected on us by society. We are strong and we know it but we are trying to prove it physically. Like feminism this can get carried away also and sway more towards one extreme. So we have girls trying to be like boys and taking things to one extreme just like the feminists that turn to almost male bashing to get their point across. Continued in comments ...