So would it be more attractive now that
we are in 2008, to call this
movement 'femininity' now that we aren't embarrassed or ashamed to be women?
Can we start to love being feminine again
and to allow our free spirited, creative
and open nature to shine? Do we need to
fight anymore? Do we need to argue or struggle?
I have a sense that the fight is over.
That enough work and enough women have
spoken now for us to relax a little and
just KNOW that we are equal. KNOW that
we have our place and KNOW that we are
Yes there are those out there who haven't
quite caught up but I feel that the time
is here to see that we can go with the
flow. We can allow ourselves to relax and
enjoy our femininity and stand tall.
I feel that fighting or defending actually
fuels trouble as it indicates that a part
of us doesn't actually believe that we
have rights. If we don't fight or defend
then we are saying that we just KNOW!
I know of course that they are women out
there experiencing terrible treatment but
my angle is that there is a new way to
handle and hold this treatment. Facing
it head on is like fighting fire with fire.
It's new to me to be communicating this
way so I am trusting that my essence is
coming across. I am in no way saying that
I agree with bad behavior but what I am
saying is that there are new ways of handling
P.S. After being mistreated by men myself for
many years, I have intuitively known that
as a result, I was living with too male
a mind set in order to be safe. Consequently,
in the last two years I have sold my home,
closed my business and begun to live a
life which is guided my intuition and feelings.
I am currently spending the summer in Spain
and then moving to India to run retreats
for women in India and all this has happened
by gut instincts, visions, dreams and strange
co-incidences. My point is therefore that
by letting go and trusting, my life has
transformed and I feel more and more myself
I have recently been in many conversations
with people about the term Feminism. While
we all seem to agree on feminism and its
principles of equality for all people there
seems to be confusion with the actual word "Feminist." While "feminist" or "pro-feminist" are
titles I embrace, my friends feel that the
word sounds as if it is only about supporting
women’s rights, not everyone’s
equality. This seems different than some
fear of the word feminism, but rather a feeling
that it is an inadequate description of the