Henry Higgins, Why Can’t A Man Be More Like A Woman?

Katy with her doll. Dress designed and crocheted by Glenda Clemens.
Photo by Glenda Clemens, 2017.

“The Sacred Bombshell knows
that her creative feminine energy
is a catalyst.
She remembers her womb wisdom.”
― Abiola AbramsThe Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love

I’m pretty riled up this morning. There was a post on Facebook of an article on men interrupting women. You can read this article on Fortune Magazines website. The thrust of the article is that if women will just act more like men they will not be interrupted as much. Poppycock! Why would we ever want to act like what we are not?

Why do women say “I’m sorry” so much?
One of my favorite self-love sermons is this:
Resist saying ‘I’m sorry’ so often.
You are not “sorry.”
You are magnificent beyond measure,
perfect in your imperfections,
and wonderfully made.”
― Abiola Abrams,
The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love

My response to any man interrupting a woman is: “I know your mother worked hard to raise you to have good manners. Interrupting is bad manners. You may speak when I finish.” Why oh why would I ever undermine my own sovereignty by acting like something I am not. I am not a man. I am a woman. I behave like a woman. I think like a woman. I live like a woman. AND I have brain power you have never even imagined–IF–you think that because I don’t have a penis I’m somehow less than any man.

“The feminine political voice is personal.
It’s intimate.
It’s caregiving and life enhancing.
It’s about bringing more love,
caring and justice into the world.
It’s also fierce and determined.”
― Tabby BiddleFind Your Voice: A Woman’s Call to Action

As women, Henry, we have no need to be more like a man. Would it be easier, Henry, if men were more like women? Yes, of course it would. That isn’t how the Universe is made. It is made of differences, of opposites. Everything and everyone in the Universe attracts and repels. So what if we work on attraction, Henry? How would that be?

“If we are to be women in power,
then it must be power on very different terms.
We have to find a new source of energy.
New structures of power.
Ones that don’t deplete us or our environment.
We need to run our lives on sustainable energy.”
― Lucy H. PearceBurning Woman

For me, there is no need for a woman to be more like a man. There is no need for a man to be more like a woman. BUT I will howl at the moon protesting any man who thinks I should not speak because I am not a woman. I will shoot fire from my soul dare any man think I should not be powerful. I will dance naked in the moonlight and sunlight proving my being to be equal to any man.

“What a hundred caring,
courageous and conscientious
women can achieve in ten years,
would take a thousand men a hundred years.”
― Abhijit Naskar

Now perhaps that quote is true I do not know. What I do know is that if we all work together in our own true essence, loving and caring deeply for each other and welcoming all into the circle, amazing things will happen. Women, do you want to be more like a man? OK but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t end well. Men, do you want to be more like a woman? OK but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t end well.

We have waited so long for permission to know
that it was our time, our turn on stage.
That time is now.
Our voices are being heard into being.
They are needed.”
― Lucy H. PearceBurning Woman

We do not need permission to be on stage and raise our voices. The time is now to boldly walk onto the stage and speak, together. Men and women working together as equals can bring peace and paradise to our planet. Until we are working together as equals things will continue much as they are now.

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