Now, in nature there are masculine and feminine dynamics too.
Liz Smith and Deborah Hart Yemm thank you for your reply!
Anna Rova
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I’m sorry, I can’t get behind the idea of masculine and feminine dynamics in nature other than what human beings have ascribed to those features. We have decided somewhere along the line that this is masculine and this is feminine because of how we’ve been socialized to see them over centuries.

I mean, there’s nothing inherently wrong in seeing those aspects of nature that way…but it’s a human-derived concept. Just because we see it that way through our lens, doesn’t mean it is.

I’ve a few friends who are into this feminine energy stuff and as much as I love them I can’t get behind it, because I just can’t see either men or women (or anything in between) as a homogenous group. I can recognize, however, that a lot of that is down to my own experience as a not-particularly-traditionally-feminine woman. I absolutely identify as female, but I cringe at romance, am more introverted than the female ideal, which is more appeasing and loving of social situations, I like football, I have decided not to do motherhood, I don’t like children, and pink isn’t my colour. That said I love having my nails done and I do work in a more traditionally feminine field (counselling). When my feminine energy loving friends, as adorable as they all are, start with that stuff, I end up feeling like I’m doing woman wrong and thinking “what’s wrong with me that I can’t feel this way”. Fundamentally I feel that I embrace a more humanistic view, where people can just be who they are without the constraints of gender roles, gendered energy, or anything else.

That said, good manners should be a prerequisite regardless of gender identity ;)

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