We currently live in a Patriarchal society. I blame the big 3 religions. Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Those faiths are all about acknowledging the mystery god as a man. That has subliminal effects because it sets human men up as the bosses and women play a supplemental role. Matriarchal societies have their own flaws. It does the same as patriarchy but pro woman and con man.
Positives of patriarchies is increased technology. Negatives include war and planetary destruction. Positives of matriarchies include environmental conservation, no wars and consideration of families and feelings. Negatives include no technological advancements and bickering over foolishness. I’m quite sure there is more, but that’s not my purpose with the Build.
One is NOT better than the other. We need to strive for balance at 50/50.
But what do we do to achieve this balance?
I live in the USA. The US is patriarchal. I counteract that by being uber feminine and forcing those in my Cipher to deal with it. I let folks know in every single way that I am a woman and must be treated as such. I don’t play men’s games. Those games are not designed for me to win since I lack a penis. If I encounter a situation where masculinity is expected, I either refuse or I femme it up in such a way men get disgusted. After a few rounds of that, they stop and acknowledge me as a woman.
What brought this on?
My tarot cards. I refuse tarot cards that I don’t see myself in. So that means not are my card heavily female, they also must have people of color. Because at my core, I’m Black and I’m a female. And it’s in everything that I do.
I expect men around me to be masculine. If not I inquire why. Is it my business? Absolutely! No man lives on an island unto himself. Humans are social people who need to share space together. And if I am purposefully striving to cause balance (and hoping that said balance drips our of my Cipher into others) then I need to know why you are throwing it off. If you are gay, then I can be a tad more masculine. Not that that is my aspiration. My aspiration is balance and harmony.
So if you have issues about this patriarchal society we live in…. Do something about it. Be the change you want to see.