You can do better than female equality
Following on from my previous post about TSOL Sunday Sermon on Life’s hidden Pleasures. Another thought was sparked during this talk.
Sunday morning I received Emma Gannon’s splendid newsletter, within that newsletter was a link, her top read of the week titled ‘A Story of a Fuck Off Fund’. Have a read, as a guy it’s almost unreal and difficult to relate too, but very hard hitting and honest in the fact it happens all to often and a story I’m assuming told from experience.
Having read that on the journey to Conway Hall, I sat down at The School of Life Sunday Sermon to hear about Life’s Hidden Pleasures, not expecting that post to have any relevance what so ever.
Until Theodore Zeldin got on to the topic of feminism and female equality. He talked about how this movement is potentially the biggest revolution we have seen, more impactful than the French, Russian or Industrial revolution.
His rationale seemed to make sense to (if I understood and interpreting correctly). Men have ruled and been in power for a long time, and over the last few decades things have started to shift, with females becoming equal to men in the work place. CEOs, leaders, business minds, doctors, athletes there is nothing and no reason they should not be seen as equal to male counterparts. However, females are becoming equal in a world which was previously heavily dominated and in some instances established fully by males, who says that this world is right?
Rather than equality and fighting it out in the established systems, we should look for better solutions from female minds and perspectives who were often excluded from shaping the world we have today.
Theodore spoke about pro-creation being more powerful than creativity. Allowing those different perspectives, experiences, opinions collide from a more varied groups which should result in more powerful ideas and solutions than ever before.
Better, sounds like a more powerful ambition than equal. And it’s crazy and weird to write that we’re not at equal.