Now that we are the Dominant Gender, what can we do?
No one would argue that we live in a male dominant world. Certainly more women are coming forward to bring their skills and influence to the world. However, while women celebrate the increase in the numbers of women in Congress to 18.5%, that is totally disproportionate to the fact that we are 51% of the population. It is shocking to recognize that a women working for 40 years, will make $498,000 LESS then a man in the same role.
More and more research, books and articles are educating us on our repressed history, accomplishments and how this came about.
While in my own talks and teachings, I am quick to remind people of the impact of “a man’s world.” It was not until recently while listening to a young woman discussing the essence of the Divine Feminine that I heard it again with new ears. She said from the time we were in the womb as females, we were already being conditioned to the ways in which we were expected to show up in the world, how we were to be defined as girls and women, and the roles we were to play. That knowledge impacted me on another level, and I wonder what that means to us as women and girls.
I found myself questioning ALL the science, facts, concepts, systems and institutions designed by male thinking without feminine collaboration and what does that mean?
We know, “History is written by the victors.” Men, specifically white males, have long been the victors. We did not see books and films about the realities of African slaves until late in the 20th century.
Women’s history is still being revealed to us! We know now that women who created books, scientific research, etc. often took either male names or gave it to a man so that it would be given credibility in the world. Until very recently for example, doctors dismissed women’s symptoms of heart attacks because they are very different from men! How many women have died because of this assumption? Also, medicines for men given to women caused issues until it was understood that women’s physiology differed from the male body.
SO, I ask, what other areas have been misrepresented? You may recall the archeologists who interpreted cave drawings as instruments of war; the women archeologists read them as tools for planting. It was later concluded that the latter was correct.
It was through the filter of the masculine mind that we have shaped our culture.