splitting defense and
... body paint
"mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding"
-Lao Tzu, fifth century
kinda like black is first light...
TRY ON BOTH AND
When I speak of femininity w fortitude, I mean inner fortitude, authenticity. Beauty has a full range, and is subjective like human concepts of truth and what is feminine or masculine, FOR INSTANCE.
Kierkegaard spoke of the human condition and the duality between self and body (mental/physical).
Then Kant, hfallible flesh is also a location where we can protest the confines of the imposed ready made reality. The body is the reminder of the contradiction between freedom and fate and as fate has it, constantly morphing and adjusting responding to context.
self and body... Adopting a ''''male''''' or ''female" stance is LOPSIDED. Aligning with the father when accompanied by rejecting the mother is seen (Brown) as a defense against the FEAR OF DEATH. The oedipal complex resolution re worked (Brown). In this view, the mother, in her creativity, represents LIFE (which means death) and all its uncomfortable corporeal realities. Dad, on the other hand, represents freedom and intellect. So, what is it if we maintain this stance, calling ourselves feminists but adopting what has been a male ready made anyway. The more freedom we have to be real, the less stance we will adopt,the more we create, then maybe the abyss will be something we can address more directly. Im not dissing anyone (myself included) who has adopted variations of the male "stance"as it seems like the more freeing of the two if you have to SPLIT and choose. All I am saying is Pro Fem is very much about 'trying on' Both And. We are ready move to beyond splitting defense...and not be boring, just BE.
In science mental illness is predictable,(rigid) where as health is less predictable (fluid). Gender is a social construction, an agreement. However it is Still not fixed though its very human to resist change and maintain equilibrium and so completely natural for us to keep doing the same things. Often the structure is what is causing the problems, that is, if you think there is a problem? X SIZZLE