…ily and the wife and children as followers who must obey him and recognize his authority over them. As of right now more than 50% of Americans still subscribe to the idea that the man is the head of the family. Conversely, partnership-oriented families share power between the adults and may not even be compri…
Elle Beau ❇︎
There is a subtle dance between the role of the divine masculine (a forward-moving directional force) and the divine feminine (multi-directional creativity and connection to all of life) that does feel healthy and reciprocal.
But the reductionist thinking of making the man the “head of household” and the woman, therefore, the follower of man is what creates problems with the common paradigm.
How do we throw out the bathwater but save the baby? How do we reclaim the balanced dance of yin and yang without dooming half (or more) of the population to a subservient role?
Questions worth thinking about.