"Warren Buffet is bullish...on women"from CNN MONEY
A great read...that of course had me write a "comment" that was really a post back. I have to chuckle at my ability to write a page as quickly as someone can say "Amen"!
WHY WOMEN AND MEN ARE NOT EQUALS
This article is great - and the underlying principle of why I am developing my own class called Practice Joy Dance Therapy (www.practicejoycoach.com) specifically to teach women about the history we were never taught - highlighting a book I recommend to all to read (women AND men alike)Creation of Patriarchy. In her book Gerder Lerner ends up outlining several preconceived notions that 4500+ years of patriarchy have endowed upon the human population that we can still trace beneath the fabric of our culture today. This is why brilliant women like Kay and so many of us have a hard time shaking off the inferiority complex. But it CAN and WILL be done...but I don't know if it will be done based on/how Buffet talks about.
In my work I share that this step for women cannot be something led by men...but has to be led by the women. And it starts with STOPPING the race to make women equal to men. We are not equal to men...we are very different to men with very different gifts and when the focus is on trying to make us equal - we try to make women, our bodies and our brains into something that resembles men. This step of racing to train and use our "other half" is more of the same - more of the masculine driven energy that is driving all of us into the ground. And women will ALWAYS feel inferior to men if being equal to men is the standard. How can we not? Unless we have a sex change - and even then - we are STILL women.
This step of trying to make women and men equal is killing women - and our world - literally and figuratively. In order for America or the world to get back to a healthy balance between the sexes - women must learn about our differences, learn about our cycles and the innate power of intuition we are gifted with and how to cultivate this power of cyclical patterns back into our own lives, the lives of our families and the lives of our communities once again. Women must learn how to function in the world as the feminine souls we are - souls that are the nurturers, made to nourish life with their own bodies, creators of life through our own bodies, souls that have highs and lows each month and that would do well to learn how to use them instead of trying to ignore or level them out. We as women cannot continue to be women in a man's world but learn how to carry forth these feminine essences of women into a world of balance of the two essences of masculine and feminine.
As a woman in the midst of this change herself, I do believe women will and are changing the economic forecast of America - and thus the world. Yet, I believe if we want to be truly successful at what matters most - which is not a Gross GDP of so much, etc. - women first need to learn from WOMEN who they are and what they are. Then they must learn to approach life, love and business from this perspective...then I think we will see a world that will and can live in harmony, in balance, in Peace and Love.