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  1. 1. Mütter des Grundgesetzes der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  2. 2. Starke Frauen
  3. 3. Zu schwer zu kontrollieren – Wangari Maathai
  4. 4. Starke Frauen – unvollständige Namensliste
  5. 5. Aufruf des 14. Dalai Lama an die Frauen
  6. 6. Matriarchales Volk Mosuo
  7. 7. Wille ⇔ Willigkeit
  8. 8. Zitate zum Thema Frauen / Women
    1. 8.1 Zitate zu frauenrelevanten Themen
    2. 8.2 Zitate von Frauen über Frauen
    3. 8.3 Frauenfeindliche Zitate in der Bibel
    4. 8.4 Wasser und Feuer – Frauen und Männer
    5. 8.5 In Erniedrigung ausgetragenes Menschentum der Frau
    6. 8.6 Hymne an das ewig Weibliche
    7. 8.7 Einfluss einer Frau
    8. 8.8 Zitate von Männern zu frauenrelevanten Themen
    9. 8.9 Quotes by women on issues of women
    10. 8.10 1 – 100 – 1000 – 10000 – 1 women
    11. 8.11 Quotes by Carol Gilligan on female issues / Frauenrelevante Themen
    12. 8.12 Quotes by bell hooks on female topcis / Frauenrelevante Themen
    13. 8.13 Quotes by Lucia René on spiritual female issues
    14. 8.14 Quotes by Gloria Steinem on female issues / Frauenrelevante Themen
    15. 8.15 Quotes on women in business and politics
    16. 8.16 Quotes by men on female issues
    17. 8.17  Quotes by Frederick Philip Lenz [Rama] – Men, women, gender, sex / Männer, Frauen, Gender und Sex
    18. 8.18 Quotes – Humorous
  9. 9. Weibliche Nobelpreisträgerinnen [Stand 2015]
  10. 10. Englische Texte – English section on Women
    1. 10.1 Three waves of American feminism
    2. 10.2 Iceland's crowdfunding – women taking the lead
    3. 10.3 Evaluating male and female leadership qualities – Pew Survey 2008
    4. 10.4 Ten core values for evolving women
    5. 10.5 What women want from men – Jed Diamond
    6. 10.6 Too hard to control – Wangari Maathai
    7. 10.7 Will ⇔ willingness
    8. 10.8 Women and men – water and fire
    9. 10.9 Hymn to the eternal female
    10. 10.10 Forbes list of 100 Women Who Run The World (2012)
    11. 10.11 Forbes list of 100 Women Who Run The World (2013)
    12. 10.12 Statistics on women
  11. 11. Links zu Themen Frauen, Göttin, Feminismus, Emanzipation / Women, Goddess, feminism, emancipation
    1. 11.1 Literatur (inklusive Filme)
    2. 11.2 Literature (engl.)
    3. 11.3 Externe Weblinks
    4. 11.4 External web links (engl.)
    5. 11.5 Audio- und Videolinks
    6. 11.6 Audio and video links (engl.)
    7. 11.7 Audio and video links (engl.) – Jean Shinoda Bolen
    8. 11.8 Audio and video links (engl.) – Riane Eisler
    9. 11.9 Audio and video links (engl.) – Helen Fisher
    10. 11.10 Audio and video links (engl.) – Jane Fonda
    11. 11.11 Audio and video links (engl.) – Carol Gilligan
    12. 11.12 Audio and video links (engl.) – Margaret Heffernan
    13. 11.13 Audio and video links (engl.) – Barbara Marx Hubbard
    14. 11.14 Audio links (engl.) – Lucia René
    15. 11.15 Video links (engl.) – Lucia René
    16. 11.16 Audio and video links (engl.) – Gloria Steinem
    17. 11.17 Inspirationals by women / Inspirationen von Frauen
    18. 11.18 Frauenfilme
    19. 11.19 Women movies (engl.) / Frauenfilme
    20. 11.20 Interne Links

 

 

Prinzessin und Königstochter Sabra
Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)
englischer Maler

 

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Through countless generations, from the very beginning, the social subservience of women resulted naturally in the partial atrophy or at least the hereditary suspension of mental qualities which we now know the female sex to be endowed with no less than men.
But the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.

 

Interview with Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) Serbian
US American physicist, mechanical and
electrical engineer, When woman is boss,
presented by the US American magazine
Collier's Weekly, John B. Kennedy,
30. January 1926

 


 

Mütter des Grundgesetzes der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Die deutsche Politikerin und Juristin Elisabeth Selbert (1896-1986) und Friederike Nadig sind zwei der vier Mütter des bundesdeutschen Grundgesetzes. Ihrem Einsatz ist es zu verdanken, dass es seit dem 23. Mai 1949 den Artikel 3 Abs. 2 GG zur Gleichberechtigung der Frau gibt: "Männer und Frauen sind gleichberechtigt."

Referenz: ► Männer und Frauen sind gleichberechtigt. Artikel 2 Absatz 2 Grundgesetz, präsentiert von Gabriele Meinhard, Mainz
Am 1. Juli 1958 trat das Gesetz über die Gleichberechtigung von Mann und Frau in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Kraft.
Im Zuge der Verfassungsreform wurde 1994 Artikel 3 Absatz 2 Grundgesetz mit folgendem Satz ergänzt: "Der Staat fördert die tatsäch-
liche Durchsetzung der Gleichberechtigung von Frauen und Männern und wirkt auf die Beseitigung bestehender Nachteile hin."

Starke Frauen



Symbol der Weiblichkeit/Frauen
stilisiert den Handspiegel der röm. Göttin Venus

 

1872, vor mehr als 130 Jahren, kandidierte Victoria Woodhull, eine Frau aus der Unterschicht, für das Amt der amerikanischen Präsidentin. Sie hatte sich viele Jahre lang ihren Lebensunterhalt als Hellseherin und Wunderheilerin verdient und dabei viele Lebensgeschichten und die Problematik einfacher Frauen und Männer bezeugen können. Um mitzuhelfen, deren schwierige Lage zu bessern, beschloss sie, selbst politisch aktiv zu werden. Als erste Frau sprach sie vor dem Rechtsausschuss des amerikanischen Kongresses. Sie hielt Vorträge und füllte damit Hallen mit mehreren tausend Menschen. Und ließ sich als erste Frau als Kandidatin für die Präsidentschaftswahlen aufstellen.
Victoria Woodhul war Spiritualistin und betonte wiederholt, dass sie im Auftrag jenseitiger Kräfte unterwegs sei. Geistwesen und Engel hätten ihr aufgetragen, sich am politischen Geschehen ihrer Zeit zu beteiligen.

 

 

Ich bin als Prophetin in die Welt geboren worden und diese Überzeugung
erfüllt mich mit Demut, Zittern und Beben.

Augusta Ada Lovelace, November 1844

Zu schwer zu kontrollieren – Wangari Maathai


Wangari Maathai

Sie ist mir zu gebildet, zu stark, zu erfolgreich,
zu dickköpfig und zu schwer zu kontrollieren.

 

sagte nach 10-jähriger Ehe der Exmann der bedeutendsten Umweltschützerin und Frauenrechtlerin Afrikas, der Wissenschaftlerin und Umweltpolitikerin Dr. Wangari Maathai (1940-2011).
Sie ist unter anderem für das von ihr initiierte Aufforstungsprojekt Green Belt Movement bekannt geworden und wurde als erste schwarze Frau aus Afrika nach dreißig Jahren unermüdlicher Baumpflanzungs- und zugleich Frauenstärkungsarbeit 2004 mit dem Friedensnobelpreis ausgezeichnet.
Kenias Männergesellschaft hat sie nicht aufhalten können.
Sie und ihre Arbeit wurden jahrzehntelang von der regierungsfreundlichen Presse lächerlich gemacht. Sie wurde mehrfach von waldrodenden Landbesitzern krankenhausreif und auch beinah totgeschlagen und von der Regierungspartei, die erst Jahrzehnte später abgewählt wurde, ins Gefängnis geworfen. Seit 1983 hat die westliche Welt von ihr Notiz genommen und zeichnet sie mit Preisen aus.

Starke Frauen – unvollständige Namensliste


Tarotkarte 3 – KAISERIN

Aufruf des 14. Dalai Lama an die Frauen

Ich habe einen Glauben, weswegen mich manche womöglich als Feministen bezeichnen werden.
Vor Millionen von Jahren existierte kein Herrschaftsgedanke in der menschlichen Gesellschaft.
Alle waren gleich.
Die Leute arbeiteten miteinander und was immer sie hatten, teilten sie unter sich.
Schließlich wuchs die Bevölkerung. Einige bösartige Leute kamen auf die Idee, die Herrschaft einzuführen.
Die wesentliche Eigenschaft der Herrschaft ist der materielle Status.
Ich glaube, die männliche Vorherherrschaft [= Stolzkultur] stammt von damals.
Schließlich nahm die Bildung eine wichtige Stellung ein, wodurch sich das Gleichgewicht der Geschlechter
bedeutend verbesserte.

1. Geld oder Reichtum genügte nicht, um inneren Frieden zu bringen.
2. Das [naturwissenschaftlich orientierte] Bildungswesen genügte nicht, um inneren Frieden zu bringen.
3. Die Technologie genügte auch nicht, um inneren Frieden zu bringen.
4. Im 21. Jahrhundert müssen wir die Menschenrechte, Ethik, Mitgefühl und Zuneigung nachhaltiger fördern.
Frauen sind einfühlsamer angesichts der Schmerzen oder des Leidens anderer. […]
Daher bitte ich die [westlichen] Frauen, sich stärker [in Führungsrollen] zu engagieren.

Quelle: ► Videopräsentation von S.H., der 14. Dalai Lama, Friedensgipfel, präsentiert von CTV.ca,
Videoclip 2 von 4, letzter Abschnitt, Minute 14:53-17:59, Vancouver, Kanada, Sonntag, 27. September 2009

Matriarchales Volk Mosuo

In psychologischer Hinsicht mögen die matriarchalen Familienstrukturen der Mosuo im Südwessten Chinas mit tibetobirmanischer Sprache ein Idealbild verkörpern, wenn man Folgendes berücksichtigt:

  • Schwere Depressionen und Selbstmord sind fast unbekannt.
  • Die Kriminalitätsrate ist verschwindend gering.
  • Kinder werden von allen Sippenmitgliedern liebevoll betreut.
  • Gewalt in der Erziehung ist bei den Mosuo unbekannt.
  • Alte Menschen, Kranke und Behinderte sind im Familienverband voll integriert.
  • Das Zusammenleben innerhalb der Sippe ist trotz klar ausgeprägter Hierarchien demokratisch ausgerichtet.
  • Die meisten Entscheidungen werden im Kreise der Familie getroffen.
  • Die oberste Matriarchin hat eine Reihe von Pflichten für das Gemeinschaftsleben der Sippe zu erfüllen.
  • Ihr kommt ein besonders hoher Stellenwert im religiös-rituellen Leben zu.
  • Ihr ist es vorbehalten, am nächsten zum Ahnenaltar zu sitzen und somit im engsten in Kontakt zu den Ahnen zu stehen.
  • Von einer dogmatischen Machtstellung kann hier nicht die Rede sein.

 

Quelle: ► Magazin Welt – Reportagen & Analysen, S. 20, Heft 03 März 2001

Matriarchatstheorien im Überblick:

 

I. Geschlechtsunterschiede
5. Es gibt eine natürliche Überlegenheit der Frau. Siehe Sokrates
6. Frauen können/konnten sich durch Parthenogenese fortpflanzen.
Methoden der Überprüfung: Physiologie, Biologie, Primatologie, Anthropologie

 

II. Paläolithikum
7. Schon in frühester Zeit hat es Matriarchate oder frauenzentrierte Zusammenhänge gegeben.
8. Es gibt eine ungebrochene Kontinuität von Symbolen, sie gelten immer und zu allen Zeiten.
Überprüfung durch: Anthropologie, Paläontologie, Verhaltensforschung, Primatologie, Urgeschichte

 

III. Neolithikum
9. Rituale waren ganzheitliche Erkenntniszusammenhänge und spiegelten die historische Gesellschaftsstruktur.
10. Matriarchate waren stets egalitär und demokratisch organisiert.
11. Matriarchate pflegten eine naturverbundene Lebensweise.
Überprüfung durch: Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie, Ethnopsychoanalyse, Agrarwissenschaften

 

IV. Metallzeiten
12. Es gab ein weltweites Matriarchat.
13. Es gab Amazonen.
Überprüfung durch: Archäologie, Kunstgeschichte, Altphilologie, Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Montanwissenschaften

 

V. Frühgeschichte, Mittelalter
Spuren des Matriarchats finden sich in Sagen und Märchen wieder.
Überprüfung durch: Philologie, Mediävistik, Geschichte, Kunstgeschichte

 

VI. Neuzeit und Gegenwart
14. Mythen sind »Fernrohre« in die Vergangenheit.
15. Es gab/gibt in verschiedenen Regionen der Welt matriarchale »Restethnien«.
16. Frauen sind von Natur aus friedfertig, Männer kriegslüstern.
17. Matriarchatsforschung ist per se »frauenfreundlich« und von Frauensolidarität gekennzeichnet.
Überprüfung durch: Philologie, Forschungsgeschichte, Ethnologie, Philosophiegeschichte, Soziologie, Politologie, Psychologie

 

Inspiriert durch: ► Martina Schäfer, Die Wolfsfrau im Schafspelz. Autoritäre Strukturen in der Frauenbewegung,
S. 32-33, Heinrich Hugendubel Verlag, Sphinx, München, 2001

Wille ⇔ Willigkeit

Man brachte einen Jüngling zu einem weisen Mann und sagte:

"Siehe, das ist einer, der durch die Weiber verdorben wird!"

Der weise Mann schüttelte den Kopf und lächelte.


Amaryllis
"Die Männer sind es, welche die Weiber verderben: und alles, was die Weiber fehlen, soll an den Männern gebüßt und gebessert werden, denn der Mann macht sich das Bild des Weibes, und das Weib bildet sich nach diesem Bilde."
"Du bist zu mildherzig gegen die Weiber", sagte einer der Umstehenden, "du kennst sie nicht!"

Der weise Mann antwortete:

"Des Mannes Art ist Wille, des Weibes Art Willigkeit – so ist es das Gesetz der Geschlechter, wahrlich! Ein hartes Gesetz für das Weib! Alle Menschen sind unschuldig für ihr Dasein, die Weiber aber sind unschuldig im zweiten Grade: Wer könnte für sie des Öls und der Milde genug haben."
"Was Öl! Was Milde!" – "Man muss die Weiber besser erzieh'n!"
"Man muss die Männer besser erzieh'n!",

sagte der weise Mann und winkte dem Jüngling, dass er ihm folge.
Der Jüngling aber folgte ihm nicht.

 

Quelle: ► Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) deutscher klassischer Gelehrter, Philologe, Philosoph des Nihilismus, Kulturkritiker, Schriftsteller
Werke in drei Bänden, Band II, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft, Erstes Buch, Nr. 68,
Ernst Schmeitzner, Chemnitz, 1882, Carl Hanser Verlag, München, 1954/1956
See also: ► Will ⇔ willingness

Zitate zum Thema Frauen / Women

Zitate zu frauenrelevanten Themen

Ihr Frauen, ordnet euch euren Männern unter wie dem Herrn (Christus); denn der Mann ist das Haupt der Frau, wie auch Christus das Haupt der Kirche ist; er hat sie gerettet, denn sie ist sein Leib. Epheserbrief 5, 22-23 (NT)

 

Persönliche Bekenntnisse

 

  • Ich kann mich nicht dazu entschließen, dass mehr Frauen in der Politik tätig sein sollen. Franz Josef Strauß (1915-1988) deutsch-bayrischer Politiker, CSU-Vorsitzender, bayerischer Ministerpräsident

 

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Hitlers Ausspruch nach seiner Ernennung zum Reichskanzler durch Präsident von Hindenburg und seinem Amtseid auf die Republik

  • Die Masse ist ein Weib, und als solche mache ich sie mir gefügig. Keine Macht der Welt wird mich hier jemals lebend wieder herausbringen. Adolf Hitler ['Führer'] (1889-1945) österreichisch-deutscher Diktator, Vorsitzender der NSDAP, "Reichskanzler" des Dritten Reichs (1933-1945)

 

Empfehlungen

  • Im Kampf gegen den Krieg sollten die Frauen die Führerinnen sein. Es ist die ihnen gemäße Aufgabe. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) indischer Weiser, spiritueller Führer der indischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, Menschenrechtsanwalt, gewaltloser Widerstandskämpfer zur Durchsetzung politischer Ziele, humanistischer Weiser, asketischer Morallehrer, Pazifist, Publizist, Aphorismus

 

  • Wenn du willst, dass etwas gesagt wird, frage einen Mann; wenn du willst, dass etwas getan wird, frage eine Frau. Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) britische Premierministerin des Vereinigten Königreichs (VK) (1979-1990), Quelle unbekannt

 

Fragen / Appell

  • Warum sind Frauen soviel interessanter für Männer, als Männer es für Frauen sind? Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) britische Verlegerin, Schriftstellerin, Aphorismus

 

  • Ach, Männer, Männer, welch ein Geschlecht! Weshalb protestiert ihr so gegen alle Bestrebungen, die Frauen zu einer höheren Bildungsstufe zu erheben? Nun gut, wenn es nicht mit euch sein kann, so wird es ohne euch und trotz euch geschehen. Malwida Freiin von Meysenbug (*1816-1903) deutsche politisch Aktive, Förderin von Friedrich Nietzsche und Richard Wagner, Schriftstellerin, Quelle unbekannt

 

Erfahrung

  • Das ist es, was man(n) den Frauen gesagt hat: Wenn ihr Feministinnen seid, werden euch die Männer nicht mehr lieben. Das stimmt nicht. Benoîte Groult (1920-2016) französische Journalistin, Schriftstellerin, autobiografischer Roman Salz auf unsrer Haut, 1988

 

Schlussfolgerungen

  • Wir werden nicht als Frauen geboren, wir werden dazu gemacht. Berühmtester feministische Satz des 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt von Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) französische Philosophin, Feministin der ersten Frauenbewegung, Schriftstellerin, Das andere Geschlecht. Sitte und Sexus der Frau, S. 334, rororo Sachbuch, 1951, 10. Auflage 1. August 2000

 

  • Solange wir die Welt der Frauen zum Schweigen verurteilen, bleibt der Karfreitag unser Schicksal. Eugen Drewermann (*1940) ehemals deutscher katholischer Theologe, suspendierter Priester, Kirchenkritiker, Psychoanalytiker, tiefenpsychologischer Exeget, Referent, Schriftsteller, Die Botschaft der Frauen. Das Wissen der Liebe, Walter-Verlag, Olten, 3. Auflage 1992

 

 

Einsichten

  • Wenn eine Frau sagt jeder, meint sie: jedermann. Wenn ein Mann sagt jeder, meint er: jeder Mann. Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916) österreichische Aphoristikerin, Erzählerin, Novelistin, Schriftstellerin, Gesammelte Schriften, Band 1: Aphorismen, Parabeln, Märchen und Gedichte, Gebrüder Paetel Verlag, Berlin, 1893

 

  • Es zeigt sich eben, Frauen sind auch Menschen. Angela Merkel (*1954) deutsche Quantenphysikerin, erste bundesdeutsche Bundeskanzleri (*2005)

 

  • Nur gemeinsam lässt sich Partnerschaft entwickeln, die der neuen Rolle von Mann und Frau gerecht wird. Beim Gegeneinander verliert am Ende jeder. Waltraut Kruse (*1925) deutsche Psychotherapeutin, Kommunalpolitikerin (CDU) (1979-1989), beigeordnete Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Aachen, Quelle unbekannt
  • Wer seine Mannheit kennt und seine Weibheit wahrt, der ist die Schlucht der Welt. Laotse (604-531 v. Chr.) chinesischer Weiser, Philosoph, Begründer des Taoismus, Autor von Tao te King, Richard Wilhelm (1873-1930) deutscher Übersetzer, Tao Te King, Kapitel 31, 6. Jht., Diederichs Gelbe Reihe, Band 19, 1998, 10. Auflage 2004

 

 

  • Sobald die Weiber uns gleichgestellt sind, sind sie uns überlegen.
    Den Augenblick, sowie sie anfangen, euch gleich zu sein, werden sie eure Herren sein. Übersetzung von Konrad Heusinger, 1886
    Lateinisch: Extemplo simul pares esse coeperint, superiores erunt.
    Marcus Porcius Cato der Ältere (234-149 v. Chr.) römischer Feldherr, Staatsmann, Historiker, Geschichtsschreiber, Schriftsteller, Rede gegen die Aufhebung des Oppischen Gesetzes, 195 v. Chr.

 

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Bekenntnis eines reifen Mannes:

Loye bezieht sich auf seine Lebensgefährtin Riane Eisler (*ca. 1937) österreichstämmige US-amerikanische Makrokulturhistorikerin, Partnerschaftsforscherin, Soziologin, Evolutionstheoretikerin, Sozialaktivistin, Referentin und Autorin.

  • Für mich war es außerordentlich wichtig, mich mit einer Frau auszutauschen, die imstande ist, mich auf der Basis von Ebenbürtigkeit zu lieben, so wie ich sie. In einer vermännlichten, vom Herrschaftsdenken dominierten Gesellschaft kostet es zahlreiche Ehen und Liebesbeziehungen, um die uns eingehämmerten Verhaltensmuster, andere zu beherrschen, abzuschleifen. Frauen sind im Begriff, diesen Durchbruch zu schaffen. Sie haben begonnen, über den bestehenden Käfig der Dominanz-Hierarchie hinauszublicken, in dem noch nahezu alle Männer praktisch ohne Ausnahme gefangen sind. Interview mit Dr. David Loye (*1925) US-amerikanischer Sozialpsychologe, Erforscher von Evolutionssystemen, Partnerschaftsforscher, Autor, Raising the Chalice, präsentiert von Mavericks of the Mind, Wintersonnwende 1988

 

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Mythos der Hopi-Indianer:

Überliefert von Carl Gustav Jung zum Thema Paradigmenwechsel

  • Die Hopi behaupten, dass sie am Anfang tief unter der Erde, die viele Schichten aufwies, gelebt hätten. Jedesmal, wenn eine solche Schicht übervölkert war, machten die Frauen die Lage durch ihr Benehmen so unerträglich, dass die Männer gezwungen waren, einen Weg in die nächste Schicht hinauf zu finden; die Frauen taten also selbst nichts, aber durch ihr widriges Verhalten zwangen sie die Hopi, in die Welt des Bewusstseins hinaufzusteigen. Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz (1915-1998) Schweizer Philologin, Jungsche Gelehrte, Autorin, Das Weibliche im Märchen. Psychologisch gesehen, Nr. 32, S. 81, Bonz Adolf, 1977, 12. Auflage Januar 1999

 


Rote Trauben im Herbst
  • Der Mann ist leicht zu erforschen, die Frau verrät ihr Geheimnis nicht. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) deutscher Philosoph der Aufklärung (1724-1804), Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Eine Frau ohne Mann ist wie ein Fisch ohne Fahrrad. Gloria Steinem (*1934) US-amerikanische Feministin der neuen Frauenbewegung, Frauenrechtlerin, visionäre politische Aktivistin, Gründerin und Herausgeberin des feministischen US-Magazins "Ms", Journalistin, Autorin, Redewendung

 

  • Ich bin es leid, eine Frau zu sein. Ich wäre schrecklich gerne einfach nur Mensch.
  • Ich halte die Frauen weder für die besseren Menschen, noch möchte ich, dass sie bevorzugt werden.
  • Verunsicherte Männlichkeit ist gefährlich bis lebensgefährlich. Vor allem für Frauen und Kinder. Interview mit Alice Schwarzer (*1942) führende deutsche Feministin, Herausgeberin der Zeitschrift EMMA, Journalistin, Autorin, «Ich bin es leid, eine Frau zu sein», präsentiert von dem Schweizer Wochenmagazin Die Weltwoche, Interviewer Roger Köppel und Thorsten Stecher, Ausgabe 49, 2003

 

  • Patriarchat bedeutet wörtlich:
    1. 'am Anfang der Vater' bzw. 'Vater-Gebärmutter'  
    2. 'Vater-Herrschaft' ist die zweite Bedeutung von archein.
Prof. Dr. Claudia von Werlhof (*1943) deutsche Soziologin, Politologin, Professorin für internationale Frauenforschung in Österreich, Universität Innsbruck, Autorin, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Es ist die Frau, die Göttin, die das Geheimnis der Schöpfung kennt – das Geheimnis des Lebens, des Todes und der Wiedergeburt. Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) rumänisch-US-amerikanischer Professor für Religionsgeschichte, Universität von Chicago, Philosoph, Schriftsteller

 

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Selbstbeschreibung der Muttergottheit Isis

  • Ich bin das All, das gewesen ist, das noch ist und das sein wird, und meinen Mantel hat noch kein Sterblicher aufgedeckt. Aussage von Göttin Isis über sich; zitiert in: James George Frazer (1854-1941) schottischer Sozialanthropologe, Ethnologe, Klassischer Philologe, Mitbegründer der Religionsethnologie, The Golden Bough [Der Goldene Zweig], S. 528ff, Leipzig, 1928

 

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Burkaverbot

  • Eine Frau zu zwingen, die Burka abzulegen, anstatt sie in die Lage zu versetzen, selbst wählen zu können, ist ein Akt der Gewalt, der Erniedrigung und des kulturellen Imperialismus. Arundhati Roy (*1961) indische politische Aktivistin, Globalisierungskritikerin, Schriftstellerin, Capitalism. A Ghost Story, Haymarket Books, 6. Mai 2014

 


Twenty portraits of women
  • Olympe de Gouges war während der Französischen Revolution unter denjenigen, die sich am stärksten für die Rechte der Frau einsetzten. 1791, also zwei Jahre nach der Revolution, veröffentlichte sie eine Erklärung, in der sie für Frauen genau dieselben Rechte wie für Männer verlangte.
    [Sophie]: Und was wurde daraus?
    Sie wurde 1793 hingerichtet. Und den Frauen wurde jegliche politische Aktivität verboten.
Jostein Gaarder (*1952) norwegischer Intellektueller, Schriftsteller, Sofies Welt. Roman über die Geschichte der Philosophie, Kapitel 10 (1991) Carl Hanser Verlag, München und Wien, 1993, exzerpiert aus audiobooks
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Beachte:

Marie-Olympe de Gouges wurde am 4. November 1793 guillotiniert.

 

  • Weiblichkeit ist die Bereitschaft und Fähigkeit, mit offenem Herzen zu leben. Sie ist die Bereitschaft, die Seele im Körper zu empfangen. Sie ist das Tor zum Leben und zur Kreativität. [...] Ohne Weiblichkeit lebt die Seele nicht, ohne Männlichkeit kann sich die Seele nicht ausdrücken. Die Männlichkeit kommt zu einem Mann über das Weibliche. Männlichkeit ist die Kraft, das Wissen der Seele in Handlung umzusetzen. Darin liegt keine Wertigkeit. Beides gehört zusammen. Andrew Terker, Ph.D., US-amerikanischer Professor für Linguistik, Bewusstseinsforscher, multidimensionaler Heiler (Quantum ReleaseWork), Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Die größte Revolution des Jahrhunderts ist die veränderte Stellung der Frau in der Gesellschaft. Theodor Heuss (1884-1963) erster deutscher Bundespräsident, Ende der 50er Jahre

 

  • Die Philosophen haben die Welt immer nur männlich interpretiert; es kommt darauf an, sie auch weiblich zu interpretieren und menschlich zu verändern. Irmtraud Morgner (1933-1990) deutsche genderorientierte Schriftstellerin des magischen Realismus, Quelle unbekannt

 


Breastfeeding young mother
  • 97% aller Karrieremänner sind verheiratet und haben sogar überdurchschnittlich viele Kinder. Dagegen haben 40% aller Frauen, die Karriere machen, keine feste Partnerschaft und keine Kinder. Elke Müller-Mees (1942-2011) deutsche Schriftstellerin, 1993

 

  • Der deutsche Mann tut sich mit der Vorstellung von Frauen als gleichwertigen Menschen wohl am schwersten. Elke Müller-Mees (1942-2011) deutsche Schriftstellerin, 1993

 

 

  • Ich bin ein Mitkämpfer für die »verrufene Emanzipation der Frauen«, indem ich kämpfe für eine bedeutend erweiterte Geltung und Berücksichtigung der Familie im modernen Staat. Denn in der Familie stecken die Frauen. Sie sollen wirken für das öffentliche Leben, aber man soll ihrer dabei nicht ansichtig werden, denn sie sollen zu Hause bleiben. Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl (1823-1897) deutscher Kulturhistoriker, erster deutscher Familiensoziologe, Journalist, Romanschriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Das mögliche wie das wirkliche Leben der Frauen darzustellen, soll endlich nicht mehr Sache eines dafür ganz inkompetenten Mannes sein. Männer haben Jahrtausende lang am Bild vom Leben der Frau gemalt, und was dabei herausgekommen ist, wissen wir inzwischen genauer als je zuvor. Zeit, dass sich Frauen um ihre eigene Perspektive kümmern. Inhalt und Ziele eines Frauenlebens auch nur zu beschreiben, ist endgültig nicht mehr Angelegenheit von Männern. Horst Herrmann (1940-2017) deutscher Soziologe, ehemaliger Priester der römisch-katholischen Kirche, Kirchenrechtler, Kirchenkritiker, Entwickler der Mandatssteuer zur Kirchenfinanzierung, Patriarchatskritiker, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Ist die Frau weniger wert als der Mann? Wer diese Frage beantwortet, kann auch sagen, ob Feuer mehr wert ist als Wasser. Carl Ludwig Schleich (1859-1922) deutscher Chirurg, Entwickler der Infiltrationsanästhesie, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Eine Frau wird an dem Tage dem Mann wirklich gleichberechtigt sein, an dem man auf einen bedeutenden Posten eine inkompetente Frau beruft. Françoise Giroud (*1916-2003) französische Politikerin, Journalistin, Bühnenschriftstellerin, Autorin, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • In einer Sache wenigstens sind sich Mann und Frau einig: Sie misstrauen den Frauen. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) US-amerikanischer Literaturkritiker, Kolumnist, Satiriker, Journalist, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Frauen möchten in der Liebe Romane erleben, Männer Kurzgeschichten. Daphne du Maurier, DBE (1907-1989) englische Schriftstellerin, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Die Frau ist das Andere. Der Mann ist die Norm. Elfriede Jelinek (*1946) österreichische Schriftstellerin, Literaturnobelpreisträgerin, 2004

 

  • Wenn jemand ein Schicksal hat, dann ist es ein Mann. Wenn jemand ein Schicksal bekommt, so ist es eine Frau. Elfriede Jelinek (*1946) österreichische Schriftstellerin, Literaturnobelpreisträgerin, 2004

 

  • Patriarchale Männer nehmen also das Denken für sich in Anspruch, vermeiden aber mit aller Kraft das Fühlen. Das führt, wie wir wissen, zu einer gewissen Denkunfähigkeit, weil die rechte und die linke Gehirnhälfte nicht mehr in Gegenseitigkeit funktionieren. Lässt du einen Acker brach liegen, fliegen die wilden Pflanzensamen auch auf das Nachbarland und verhindern eine gute Ernte. Mach' das 3000 Jahre und du hast die reinste Wildnis. Auf das Denkvermögen bezogen: Dummheit in höchster Potenz. Hannelore Vonier, deutsche feministische Kulturkritikerin, Bloggerin, Freigeist, Gründerin der Webseite Matriarchat.info, freie Wissenssammlung über matriarchal lebende Ethnien, Autorin, Quelle unbekannt

 


James-Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus jamesi), Bolivia
  • Der Prozess des Näherkommens an unsere Natur ist eine unruhige, chaotische Angelegenheit. Alle Frauen, die sich auf diesem Weg befinden, sind schwierig und anstrengend. Einige von uns können sogar ziemliche Nervensägen sein. Aber alle feministischen Nervensägen sind mir tausendmal lieber als alle angepassten Helferinnen der Männerwelt. Angelika Aliti (*1946) deutsche lesbische Feministin, Philosophin, Kulturschaffende, Theatermacherin, Frauenbuchautorin

 

  • Bei Frauen gibt es so viel Hin und Her, so viel Unvermutetes, unbegreifliche Schlussfolgerungen, verkehrte Auslegungen, eigensinnige Entschlüsse, die unwiderruflich scheinen und aufgegeben werden, bloß weil ein Vögelein vorüberflog und sich auf einem Fenstersims niederließ. Guy de Maupassant (*1893) französischer Schriftsteller, Journalist, Die Reliquie, Datum unbekannt

 

  • Da der weibliche Körper meistens nur von außen – nach der Figur, den Proportionen, den Kurven – beurteilt wird, sehen die Frauen sich selbst wie aus der Vogelperspektive. Sie sind daran gewohnt, sich von außen, aus einer gewissen Distanz zu sehen, aber selten spüren sie sich auch von innen. Wenn die Frau lernt, eine nährende Liebesbeziehung mit ihrem eigenen Körper aufzubauen und innerlich mit ihm zu verschmelzen, wird sie mit ihrer erwachten lebendigen Sinnlichkeit eine atemberaubende weibliche Ausstrahlung haben, die die ganze Atmosphäre um sie herum verändert.
    [...] Die weibliche Vagina ist der physische "Raum", in den der Mann eintritt. Und als Gegenpol dazu ist es die Frau, die den Mann physisch empfängt beziehungsweise ihn in sich hineinlässt. Diese beiden Funktionen – das Eintreten und das Empfangen – sind sehr verschieden voneinander. Der Mann ist der Gast, die Frau die Gastgeberin. Diana Richardson, südafrikanische Pionierin der sexuellen Evolution, Buchautorin, Zeit für Weiblichkeit. Der tantrische Orgasmus der Frau, Innenwelt Verlag, 15. September 2004, 9. Auflage 2010

 

 

  • Durch Frauen werden die Höhepunkte des Lebens bereichert und die Tiefpunkte vermehrt. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) deutscher klassischer Gelehrter, Kulturkritiker, Philologe, Philosoph des Nihilismus, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

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Vergleiche mit Streisands Männerrolle im Film Yentl

  • Männer kann man überreden, Frauen muss man überzeugen! Barbra Streisand (*1942) US-amerikanische Sängerin, Schauspielerin, Musicalschauspielerin, Aphorismus

 

  • Die Frau ist die einzige Beute, die auf ihren Jäger lauert. Redensart

Hinweis: Der Begriff Stutenbissigkeit ist auf das Sozialverhalten von Pferden in einem Herdenverbund zurückzuführen. Die Rolle der alleinstehenden Leitstute erfordert ein hohes Maß an Verantwortung und Aufmerksamkeit (für etwa die Frühwarnung vor sich nähernden Raubtieren) und wird daher meist von erfahrenen, eher älteren Stuten übernommen. Um den Anspruch auf diese Rolle zu erhalten oder zu bestätigen, kommt es gelegentlich zu Rangauseinandersetzungen unter den Stuten. Diese werden jedoch meist durch Bisse und weniger durch Tritte, die eher bei Rangkämpfen zwischen Hengsten vorkommen, ausgetragen. Im übertragenen Sinn bezeichnet "Stutenbissigkeit" eifersüchtiges, neidisches und missgünstiges Verhalten unter Frauen. Auch eine – im Verhältnis zu Männern vermeintlich oder tatsächlich stärker ausgeprägte – Rivalität von Frauen untereinander im Berufsleben wird oft als Stutenbissigkeit bezeichnet. Das "under cover" Ziel der weiblichen Stutenbissigkeit ist, die (vermeintliche) Rivalin als Person auszuschalten. Die Intrigantin ist bemüht, Mittäterinnen mit möglichst großem Einfluss in ihre Mobbingaktivität einzubinden.

Literaturzitate

 

 

  • Warum wird den Frauen nicht beigebracht, für sich selbst verantwortlich zu sein? Es wird ihnen nicht gelehrt, wie sie sich im Leben behaupten können, weil ihre Mütter es selbst nicht wissen und ihre Väter es nicht für nötig halten. Shirley Conran (*1932) britische Romanschriftstellerin, Journalistin, Tiger Eyes, Viking, 1994

 

Filmzitate

  • Etwas Unheimliches geht vor sich – also muss eine Frau dahinterstecken. Al Bundy (*1948) männliche fiktive Filmfigur in der US-Sitcom-Serie Eine schrecklich nette Familie

 

Humor

  • Männer haben mehr Fantasie! Eine Frau wäre niemals zum Mond geflogen. Das ist reine Männersache. Vicco von Bülow [Loriot] (1923-2011) deutscher Humorist, Karikaturist, Regisseur, Schauspieler, Bühnen- und Kostümbildner, Quelle unbekannt

Zitate von Frauen über Frauen


Afrikanische Mutter mit Baby in Trageschlinge
  1. Die erste [feministische Revolution] war, als Frauen das Wahlrecht erkämpften,
  2. die zweite, als wir Zugang zu allen Berufen bekamen.
  3. Die dritte ist, die Arbeitswelt zu verändern. Und nicht nur für Frauen.
Die Jungs werden uns nochmal wirklich, wirklich dankbar sein.
Interview mit Arianna Huffington (*1950) griechisch-US-amerikanische Journalistin, Mitbegründerin und Chefredakteurin der Online-Zeitung The Huffington Post, politische Blog-Autorin, Sachbuchautorin, präsentiert von der deutschen Wochenzeitschrift Stern, Heft Nr. 37, 2014

 

  • Sie halten die Welt zusammen. Frauen sind inspirierend, sie haben so viel Humor und besitzen oft großartige Seelen. Bei den Männern bin ich mir da nicht so sicher. Die Männer nehmen sich im Vergleich immer viel mehr zusammen und warten mit ihren Emotionen bis zur nächsten Geschäftsreise. Sigourney Weaver (*1949) US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, weiblicher Actionstar, zitiert in der zweiwöchentlich erscheinenden deutschen Frauenzeitschrift Brigitte, S. 88, Heft 21, 24. September 2008


Frauenfeindliche Zitate in der Bibel

  • Adamah = Ackerboden (Erde)
  • Chawwah = Eva (von chai: Leben)
  • Adam (3 Bedeutungen) =  1. Erdling, 2. Mensch, 3. Mann Adam
    • Adam als ungeschlechtlicher Erdling; Genesis 2, 5-21 (AT)
    • Adam als Mann; Genesis 2, 22- Genesis 3, 19 (AT)
    • Adam als Name Adam; ab Genesis 3, 20 (AT)
  • Isch = Mann
  • Ischah = Männin (Frau)

Zwei Versionen der Erschaffung des Menschen und zwei Schöpfungsgeschichten

  1. Die erste jüngere Schöpfungsgeschichte (genannt Priesterschrift): 1. Mose, Buch Genesis 1, 1-2, 4a
    Ebenbürtigkeit des Menschen und der Geschlechter (naturgegebene (Würde)
    Gott schuf also den Menschen als sein Abbild; als Abbild Gottes schuf er ihn. Als Mann und Frau schuf er sie. Genesis 1, 27 (AT)
    Mensch: männlich und weiblich bzw. als männlich-weiblich
  2. Die zweite ältere Schöpfungsgeschichte: 1. Mose, Buch Genesis 2, 4b-3, 24
    Erst- und zweitrangige Version (gewohnheitsmäßiger (Rankismus):
    Da sprach der Mensch (Adam): Das ist doch Bein von meinem Bein und Fleisch von meinem Fleisch; man wird sie Männin (Ischah) nennen, weil sie vom Manne (Adam) genommen ist. Darum wird ein Mann seinen Vater und seine Mutter verlassen und seiner Frau anhangen, und sie werden ein Fleisch sein. Genesis 2, 23-24 (AT)
    1. Mose, Genesis 2, 7-8, 15-22 (AT) – Adam ("Mensch") wurde als erster Mensch aus Erde ("Adamah") geschaffen und wohnt im Garten Eden. Eva ("Leben", "Chawwah"), der Seite/Rippe Adams entnommen, wurde als seine Gefährtin erschaffen.

 

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Paulinisches Christentum:

Paulus, Vertreter der rankistischen Schöpfung des Menschen (Mann vor Frau)

 

  • Ihr Frauen, ordnet euch euren Männern unter wie dem Herrn (Christus); denn der Mann ist das Haupt der Frau, wie auch Christus das Haupt der Kirche ist; er hat sie gerettet, denn sie ist sein Leib. Wie aber die Kirche sich Christus unterordnet, sollen sich die Frauen in allem den Männern unterordnen. St. Paulus von Tarsus (5-67 n. Chr.), Brief an die Epheser 5, 22-24 (NT)

 

  • Ihr Frauen, ordnet euch euren Männern unter, wie es sich im Herrn geziemt. St. Paulus von Tarsus (5-67 n. Chr.), Brief an die Kolosser 3, 18 (NT)

 

  • Eine Frau soll sich still und in aller Unterordnung belehren lassen. Dass eine Frau lehre, erlaube ich nicht, auch nicht, dass sie über ihren Mann herrsche; sie soll sich still verhalten. Denn zuerst wurde Adam erschaffen, dann Eva. Und nicht Adam wurde verführt, sondern die Frau ließ sich verführen und übertrat das Gebot. St. Paulus von Tarsus (5-67 n. Chr.), 1. Timotheus 2, 11-14 (NT)

 

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Ätiologie:

Herkunft der Krankheit Frauenfeindlichkeit

  • Zur Frau sagte er: Groß, groß werde ich deine Mühe und deine Schwangerschaft machen. In Mühe wirst du Kinder gebären. Auf deinen Mann hin richtet sich dein Begehren. Er aber wird über dich herrschen.
    Zu Adam sagte er: Weil du auf die Stimme deiner ischah gehört hast und von dem Baum gegessen hast, auf den hin ich dir befohlen habe: Du sollst nicht von ihm essen! Verflucht ist die adamah deinetwegen. In Mühe wirst du von ihr essen alle Tage deines Lebens. Dornen und Disteln lässt sie dir wachsen. Und du wirst das Kraut des Feldes essen. Im Schweiß deines Angesichts wirst du Brot essen bis du zurückkehrst zur adamah, denn von ihr bist du genommen. Denn Staub bist du, und zum Staub kehrst du zurück. Genesis 3, 16-19 (AT)

 

  • Von einer Frau nahm die Sünde ihren Anfang, ihretwegen müssen wir alle sterben. Sirach 25, 24 (AT)

 

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Achtung:

Sexueller Missbrauch im Alten Testament

  • Dann entblöße ich ihre Scham vor den Augen ihrer Liebhaber. Niemand kann sie meiner Gewalt entreißen. Hosea 2, 12 (AT)

 

  • Und Abschalom, ihr Bruder, sagte zu ihr: Amnon, dein Bruder, war er bei dir? Und nun, meine Schwester, schweig! Dein Bruder ist er. Nimm dir diese Sache nicht zu Herzen. 2. Samuel 13 (AT)

 

  • Sie vergewaltigten sie und erniedrigten sie die ganze Nacht bis zum Morgen. […] Vor der Haustür des Mannes, bei dem ihr Herr wohnte, brach sie zusammen und bliebt dort liegen, bis es hell wurde. […] Als er nach Hause gekommen war, nahm er ein Messer, ergriff seine Nebenfrau, zerschnitt sie in zwölf Stücke. Richter 19, 25-29 (AT)

Wasser und Feuer – Frauen und Männer

 

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Auf diese Art sprach sie zärtlich und gewinnend; inzwischen wurde sie von Weinen übermannt.
Als die Tränen und Seufzer alle Grenzen überschritten – bei ihr, die auch ohne Tränen hinreißend war – [2420]
Leuchtete in diesem Regen ein Blitz auf, der einen Funken Feuer in das Herz des einsamen Mannes schoss.
Ihr schönes Gesicht macht den Mann zum Sklaven; wie wird es sein, wenn sie beginnt, die Sklavin zu spielen?
Ihr Stolz lässt dein Herz erzittern; was wirst du tun, wenn sie weinend vor dir niederfällt?
Ihre Anmut lässt dein Herz und deine Seele bluten; wie wird es sein, wenn sie sich auf Flehen verlegt?
Ihre Tyrannei und Grausamkeit hält uns gefangen, welche Ausrede bleibt uns, wenn sie zu bitten anfängt? [2425]
Verlockend ist den Menschen gemacht die Liebe für die Freuden an Frauen:
Gott hat es so eingerichtet; wie können sie vor dem fliehen, was Gott eingerichtet hat? [Koran III:14]
Da Er sie erschaffen hat, damit er ihr beiwohne, wie könnte Adam dann von Eva getrennt werden? [Koran VII:189]

[…]
Das Wasser beherrscht das Feuer, weil es das Feuer einschüchtert,
doch das Feuer kocht das Wasser,
wenn es [das Wasser] [in einem Kessel] verborgen ist.
[2430]

 

Wenn ein Kessel zwischen die beiden kommt,
vernichtet das Feuer das Wasser und verwandelt es in Luft.
Wenn du wie das Wasser deine Frau äußerlich beherrschst,
wirst du doch innerlich beherrscht und sehnst dich nach deiner Frau.
Das ist die Eigenschaft des Menschen; den Tieren fehlt die Liebe,
und das kommt von ihrer Minderwertigkeit.

 

Erklärung der Überlieferung:
"Wahrlich, sie (die Frauen) beherrschen den Weisen, und der Unwissende herrscht über sie.
Der Prophet sagte, dass die Frauen die Vernünftigen und die Herzensbesitzer beherrschen.
Andererseits herrschen die unwissenden Männer über die Frauen,
denn in ihnen ist die Wildheit des Tieres gefangen. [2435]
Es fehlt ihnen an Zärtlichkeit, Güte und Zuneigung, denn in ihrem Wesen herrscht Animalität vor.
Liebe und Zärtlichkeit sind menschliche Eigenschaften, Wut und Gier sind tierische Eigenschaften.
Die Frau ist ein Strahl Gottes, nicht diese irdische Geliebte.
Man könnte sagen, sie ist schöpferisch, nicht geschaffen."

 

Quelle: ► Dschalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) persischer islamischer Mystiker, Jurist, Theologe, Dichter des Sufismus,
Das Masnavi. Erstes Buch, Abschnitt Über die Frauen, Verse 2524-2540, Edition Shershir, 12. September 2012

In Erniedrigung ausgetragenes Menschentum der Frau

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Dieses
in Schmerzen und Erniedrigung ausgetragene Menschentum der Frau wird dann,
wenn sie die Konvention der Nur-Weiblichkeit in den Verwandlungen ihres äußeren Standes
abgestreift haben wird, zutage treten, und die Männer, die es heute noch nicht kommen fühlen,
werden davon überrascht und geschlagen werden. Eines Tages (wofür jetzt, zumal in den
nordischen Ländern, schon zuverlässige Zeichen leuchten), eines Tages wird das Mädchen
da sein und die Frau, deren Name nicht mehr nur ein Gegensatz zum Männlichen bedeuten wird,
sondern etwas für sich, etwas, wobei man an keine Ergänzung und Grenze denkt,
nur an Leben und Dasein: – der weibliche Mensch. [...]

Und auch im Manne ist Mutterschaft, scheint mir, leibliche und geistige [...].
Und vielleicht sind die Geschlechter verwandter als man meint, und
die große Erneuerung der Welt wird vielleicht darin bestehen, dass Mann und Mädchen sich,
befreit von allen Irrgefühlen und Unlüsten, nicht als Gegensätze suchen werden, sondern sich
zusammentun werden als MENSCHEN, um einfach, ernst und geduldig das schwere Geschlecht,
das ihnen auferlegt ist, gemeinsam zu tragen.

 

Quelle: ► Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) böhmisch-österreichischer Dichter, Lyriker,
Briefe an einen jungen Dichter, An Franz Xaver Kappus,
Worpswede bei Bremen, 16. Juli 1903, (1903-1908), veröffentlicht 1929

Hymne an das ewig Weibliche

Ich bin erschienen von Anbeginn der Welt.

 

Alles im Universum ist Werk der Vereinigung und Befruchtung – geschieht durch Sammlung der Elemente, die sich suchen und zu zweit miteinander verschmelzen und so wiedergeboren werden in einem Dritten (...)
Ich bin das verbindende Antlitz alles Seienden – ich bin der Wohlgeruch, der sie in Freiheit und Leidenschaft auf den Weg zu ihrer Vereinigung lockt und an sich zieht. Durch mich gerät alles in Bewegung und in Beziehung. Ich bin das wesenhaft Weibliche. Im Leben habe ich begonnen, mich zu offenbaren.
Wenn ein Mann eine Frau liebt, hat er zunächst die Vorstellung, er wende sich einem Einzelwesen zu, wie er selbst eines ist, einem Wesen, das er umgreift, so gut er es vermag, und das er frei sich zugesellt.
Während er mein Antlitz mit einem Nimbus umgibt, entdeckt er ein Strahlen, das sein Herz empfänglich macht und alle Dinge zum Leuchten bringt.
Dieses Strahlen meines Wesens schreibt er einer subjektiven Stimmung seines entzückten Geistes zu oder einem bloßen Reflex meiner Schönheit auf die tausend Facetten der Natur. Bald jedoch erstaunt er über das Ungetüm, das bei meinem Nahen in ihm aufbricht, und er zittert bei der Feststellung, dass er sich nur mit mir vereinen kann, wenn er sich zwangsläufig als Diener eines universellen Werkes der Schöpfung ergreifen lässt.
Er dachte, neben mir nur eine Gefährtin zu finden, doch wird er gewahr, dass er in mir die große geheimnisvolle Macht, die geheimnisvolle Verborgenheit berührt, die ihn unter dieser Gestalt ereilt, um ihn mit sich zu reißen.

 

Wer mich gefunden hat, steht am Eingang aller Dinge. (...) ich bin der Zauber der universellen Gegenwart und ihr vielgesichtiges Lächeln. Ich bin der Zutritt zum Herzen der ganzen Schöpfung – das Tor zur Erde – die Initiation. (...) Wer mich nimmt, gibt sich mir hin, und er wird vom Universum ergriffen. (...)

 

Als er begriffen hat, dass ich für ihn das All war, hat er geglaubt, er könnte mich in seinen Armen umschließen.
Er hat sich mit mir in einer geschlossenen Welt zu zweit einschließen wollen, wo wir uns genügen würden (...)
Genau in diesem Augenblick bin ich in seinen Händen zerflossen (...) und es hat den Anschein erwecken können, als sei ich die Verderbnis der Menschheit – die Versuchung (...)
Von dem Augenblick an also, da ihr versucht mich festzuhalten und mich unter einer völlig fertigen Gestalt zu besitzen, erstickt ihr mich (...)
Ihr verderbt mich, ihr kehrt mein Wesen planmäßig um (...)
Ich verführe aber zum Lichte hin. Ich reiße mit fort, aber in die Freiheit (...) ich bin die unverwelkliche Schönheit der zukünftigen Zeiten, das weibliche Ideal.

 

Quelle: ► Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) französischer Philosoph, jesuitischer Theologe, Priester, Anthropologe,
Paläontologe, Geologe, Hymne an das ewig Weibliche, Verzy, Frankreich, 19.-25. März 1918

Einfluss einer Frau

Der Einfluss der Frau
Ein frommer Mann hatte ein frommes Weib, aber sie hatten keine Kinder.
Da sprachen sie: Unsere Ehe bringt dem Heiligen, gelobt sei er, keinen Nutzen.
Und der Mann gab seiner Frau den Scheidebrief, und sie trennte sich von ihm.
Er heiratete in zweiter Ehe eine böse Frau, und die machte ihn zu einem Bösewicht.
Die Geschiedene wiederum heiratete einen bösen Mann
und verwandelte diesen in einen frommen.
Ob der Mann gottlos wird, ob der Mann fromm wird – alles bewirkt die Frau.

Quelle: ► Talmud, Hauptschrift des gewöhnlichen Judentums, Midrasch Bereschit r. 17, 7

Zitate von Männern zu frauenrelevanten Themen

Simon Petrus sprach zu ihnen: Maria (Magdalena) soll aus unserer Mitte fortgehen, denn die Frauen sind des Lebens nicht würdig.
Jesus sprach: Seht, ich werde sie ziehen, um sie männlich zu machen, damit auch sie ein lebendiger Geist wird, vergleichbar mit euch Männern. Denn jede Frau, die sich männlich macht, wird in das Himmelreich gelangen.
Thomasevangelium, Logion 114, Teil der Apokryphen, 50-140, 350 n. Chr., wiederentdeckt 1945, Übersetzung Wieland Willker, 2002

 

  • Ja, die Germanen meinen sogar, den Frauen sei eine gewisse Heiligkeit und eine seherische Gabe eigen. Und so verschmähen sie weder ihren Rat, noch verachten sie den erteilten Bescheid. Publius Cornelius Tacitus [Gaius] (58-~120 n. Chr.) bedeutender römischer Historiker, Senator des Römischen Reichs

 

  • Die Erfahrung lehrt uns, dass jeder Schritt nach vorwärts unveränderlich begleitet war von einem Schritte zur Erhebung der sozialen Stellung der Frauen, so dass Historiker und Philosophen die höhere oder niedere Stufe, auf welcher die Frauen standen, als das sicherste und untrüglichste Merkmal für den Grad der Zivilisation eines Volkes oder Zeitalters hinzustellen pflegen. Jede fortschrittliche Periode in der Geschichte der Menschheit bringt die Stellung der Frauen der Gleichheit mit den Männern näher, und wenn dies an und für sich betrachtet auch noch nicht beweist, dass die Assimilation bis zur vollkommenen Gleichstellung gehen muss, so lässt es doch unstreitig günstige Schlüsse dafür zu. |John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) englischer Philosoph, Volkswirt, Feminist, Autor, Harriet Taylor Mill (Ehefrau), Helen Taylor (Stieftochter), "On the Subjection of Women", 1869, Ulrike Helmer, Herausgeberin, Die Hörigkeit der Frau, Berggold, Berlin, 1. Kapitel, 1869, tredition, Hamburg, 1991, 2011, Unikum, 25. April 2013

 

  • "Ein Baum, der fällt, macht mehr Krach als ein Wald, der wächst."  Tibetische Weisheit
    Was wir in den Geschichtsbüchern lesen, ist die Geschichte der fallenden Bäume. Das ist alles, was destruktiv war.
    Wer ist der wachsende Wald? Das sind unsere Frauen.
    Wir müssen genau auf die Gruppen gucken, die wissen, dass in der Kooperation die Rettung ist. Aber es geht langsam. Der wachsende Wald ist immer eine Art Heilungsprozess. Es heißt auch, dass wir auf ein höheres Niveau kommen.
    Video Konferenzvortrag von Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr (*1929) deutscher Quantenphysiker für Elementarteilchenphysik und Gravitation, Universität München, "passionierter Grenzgänger", Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), München, alternativer Nobelpreisträger, 30-Jahre-Feier des Right Livelihood Awards, veranstaltet von Germanwatch, Triodos Bank und Deutsche Telekom, Bonn, 16. September 2010, YouTube Film, The Great Transformation – 100% Future, Teil 2 von 2, Minute 11:18, 12:51 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 18. Oktober 2010

Quotes by women on issues of women

Avowals of women on their womanhood

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At age 7.5, Maya Angelou was raped by her "stepfather" Mr. Freeman. She confessed the crime to her brother, who then informed the family. Released from jail after only after one day of arrest, the rapist was killed, probably by Angelou's uncles. As a result she feared the power of her voice and naming names. Hence, she became mute for nearly five years.

  • The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love.
    See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) US American historian, actress, producer, director, civil-rights activist, educator, playwright, poet, bestselling black author, source unknown

 

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Feminine energy in leadership will change the world.

  • I think that the time is ripe to make fundamental changes in our civilization. But for real change we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in mind of men. I am talking about men with young minds, of course. Old guys are hopeless. We have to wait for them to die off. Video presentation by Isabel Allende (*1942) Chilean US American storyteller, novelist, writer of the "magic realist" tradition, Tales of passion, TED Talks 2007, minute 16:43, 18:02 minutes duration, filmed March 2007, posted January 2008

 


Roasted coffee beans
  • I've got a loud mouth. I tease my husband. [...] He [her husband Barack Obama] is very able to deal with a strong woman. This is one of the reasons why he can be president because he can deal with me. TV interview with Michelle Obama (*1964) US American wife of the 44th US president, first African-American first lady, presented by the US American broadcasting corporation ABC News, program "Good Morning America", 22. May 2007

 

  • I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. Isabel Allende (*1942) Chilean US American storyteller, novelist, writer of the "magic realist" tradition, source unknown

 

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Jane Fonda

  • Although I've always been financially independent, and professionally and socially successful, behind the closed doors of my personal life I was still turning myself in a pretzel so I'd be loved by an alpha male. I thought if I didn't become whatever he wanted me to be, I'd be alone, and then, I wouldn't exist. […]
    Early on in my third act [past age 60] I found my voice and, in the process, I have ended up alone but not really. You see, I'm with myself and this has enabled me to see feminism more clearly. It's hard to see clearly when you're a pretzel. Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, writer, political activist, former fitness guru, Jane Fonda's Speech at the National Women's Leadership Summit, Washington, D.C., 12. June 2003

 

  • I have been a ventriloquist for the patriarchy. Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, writer, political activist, philanthropist, source unknown

 

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Coincidences and spiritual conversion

  • I began to feel that I was being led. Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, writer, political activist, philanthropist, My Life So Far, presented by the satellite television channel University of California Television (UCTV), UC Santa Barbara, series "Voices", July 2006, Show ID:11755, 1. May 2006, YouTube film, starting at minute 1:02:31, 1:29:37 duration, posted 25. February 2008

 

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Word of caution:

Marx Hubbard defends and collaborates serial sexual abuser since 40 years Marc Gafni

  • Men do what women want [reward]. Women attract the male shifting from the patriarchy into their own inner essence. Women are the leaders of the liberation of men. We don't reject or see men as inferior or oppressive. Men can be liberated and guided through women. Men can be liberated and guided through women. […] I have been "inseminated" logically by the ideas of great men. I have always been inspired by the great men who were evolutionaries. They were all men! I was attracted to their ideas and their seed, and it awakened in me the feminine co-creator. And then I became a guide to the men who were not yet evolutionaries but who were brilliant. Audio interview with Barbara Marx Hubbard barbaramarxhubbard.com (*1929) US American prolific futurist, writer, public speaker, co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Women on the Edge of Evolution, spring 2010, cited in: Martin Ucik, German general manager, entrepreneur, integral relationship evolutionary, Integral Relationships. A Manual for Men, S. 256, singles2couples.org Publishing, 1st edition 30. July 2010

 

  • I think that there is a new "third" phase to the women's movement. [...] This new [...] phase is about the drive to self-evolve and self-express, which is different from wanting equal rights in the masculine world. It's deeper, and it's motivated by a passionate love of our potential. Barbara Marx Hubbard barbaramarxhubbard.com (*1929) US American prolific futurist, writer, public speaker, co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, source unknown

 

  • I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais Nin (1903-1977) French-Cuban author, source unknown

 

  • I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.
    [Ich bin Feministin geworden, weil ich sonst Masochistin geworden wäre.]
    Audio interview on "Religion" with Sally Kempton, US American feminist, journalist, Bringing Greater Consciousness to the Dialogue on Religion. Seeing Beyond the Mythic God, part 1, in dialog with host Ken Wilber (*1949) US American transpersonal philosopher, consciousness researcher, thought leader of the 3rd millennium, developer of Integral Theory, author, presented by Integralinstitute.org, aired 29. October 2007

 

Recommendations

  • For young women, I would say, don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now, I don’t. Interview with Meryl Streep (*1949) US American award winning actress, Meryl Streep at IU: 'I Thought I Was Too Ugly to Be an Actress', presented by US American magazine Indianapolis Monthly, Dianne Osland, 17. April 2014

 

Appeal

  • To be whole, empowered women,
    ➤ we have to be disloyal to the patriarch in our mothers.
    ➤ We have to say no.
    ➤ We have to hand back the pain our mothers have asked us to carry for them so that they can uphold their own journey of healing.
    ➤ We must refuse to give up our power to feed the pain body of our mothers, which ultimately, is a great gift to them and to the world. Article The Most Insidious Forms of Patriarchy Pass Through the Mother, presented by Womb of Light, Bethany Webster, 2014-2017

 

Destiny

 

Conclusion

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Why did 41% of American women vote against Hillary Clinton / for Donald Trump as president on November 8th, 2016

Alternative article Madonna Says Women 'Betrayed' Hillary Clinton, But Here's What She Thought About Sarah Palin, presented by Andrew Clark, 5. December 2016

  • Women hate women. Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children. Women turn inward and men are more external. A lot of it has do with jealousy and some sort of tribal inability to accept that one of their kind could lead a nation. Madonna (*1958) US American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, cited in: Article 'Women Hate Women': Madonna on Why Trump Won the Election, presented by Mediaite, Dana Eisenberg, 5. December 2016

 

Appeal

  • We know that when we empower girls, everybody benefits. Girls who are educated, healthy and free can transform their communities and pass on the benefits to their children, and to their children’s children. [...] Girls who marry before they turn 18 are more likely to drop out of school, live in poverty, suffer domestic violence, become pregnant before they are ready, and die in childbirth. Marrying too young is a sure way to perpetuate poverty and inequality in a girl’s community. Graça Machel (*1945) Mozambican politician, humanitarian, international advocate for women's and children's rights, widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela, opinion blog When we empower girls, everybody benefits, presented by The Elders, 11. October 2012

 

Insight

  • Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. Charlotte Whitton (1896-1975) Canadian feminist, first woman mayor of Ottawa (1951-1956) and (1960-1964), cited in: Article presented by Canada Month, June 1963
  • All souls are feminine in the presence of the [decidedly male] Lord Kṛṣṇa. Mirabai [Meera] (~1498-1547) aristocratic Indian Hindu mystical poet-saint, Krishna devotee, influential in the Sant tradition of the Vaishnava bhakti movement
    Hagiography

 

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Initiating a politics of consience

  • We [women] are 51% of the population of America. We are not a special interest group. […] The trajectory for American women is from success to significance. […] We need more than the audacity of hope. We need the audacity to wield power. I think that's the next step. Video presentation by Marianne Williamson (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, political activist, visionary, lecturer, author, Politics from the Inside Out: New Consciousness. New Politics, sponsored by All Saints Church, pastor and host Ed Bacon, Pasadena, California, Sunday, 14. October 2012, YouTube film, minute 26:59, 44:05 minutes duration, posted 15. October 2012

 

  • [T]he rising feminine doesn't mean much unless she's rising up through actual people. The goddess is asking for more than crystals and cut velvet scarves. She's asking for some fierceness and courage, too. Interview with Marianne Williamson (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, political activist, visionary, lecturer, author, Consciousness and Politics, presented by the US American liberal-oriented online newspaper The Huffington Post, Marianne Schnall, 9. November 2012

 


Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistani minister of foreign affairs (2011-2013)
  • [The omission of women's history] has fostered illusions of grandeur in every man that are unwarranted. If you can think as a man that everything great in the world and civilization was created by men, then naturally you have to look down on women. And naturally you have to have different aspirations for your sons and for your daughters. And I don't think that's good for men either. Video interview with Gerda Lerner, Ph.D. (1920-2013) Austrian US American professor emeritus of history, University of Wisconsin, Madison, pioneer of women's history, teacher, author, Women and History, episode #H060, excerpted from DVD, excerpted from DVD, presented by the US American independent public television series Thinking Allowed (PBS) (1988-2002), host Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D., US American director of the Intuition Network, program dean of the University of Philosophical Research, YouTube film, 7:20 minutes duration, posted 28. August 2010

 

  • Most of the evidence for female equality in societies derives from matrilineal, matrilocal societies, which are historically transitional and currently vanishing. […] Patrilineal descent does not imply subjugation of women nor does matrilineal descent indicate matriarchy. […] Matrilineal societies have been unable to adapt to competitive, techno-economic systems and have given way to patrilineal societies. Gerda Lerner, Ph.D. (1920-2013) Austrian US American professor emeritus of history, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, pioneer of women's history, teacher, author, The Creation of Patriarchy, S. 30-31, Oxford University Press, 1986, 1st paperback edition 22. October 1987

 

  • Living without the full feminine for so many centuries, we don't know what it would be like to live within a society where the feminine voice is not repressed, women’s bodies are not distorted, controlled or sold, and where both men and women live with balanced psyches. It's as if humanity has lived with one side of its body atrophied.
    The return of the feminine may be the most significant development of the new millennium. Although there have been steps to begin this process it would be naïve to think the reintegration is by any means complete. [...] We see that the process of healing the feminine wound has only just begun. Tsultrim Allione taramandala.org (*1947) first American woman ordained as a Tibetan nun and Lama, Women of Wisdom, S. 65, Snow Lion Publications, revised 25. September 2000

 

  • In government, in business, and in the professions there may be a day when women will be looked upon as persons. We are, however, far from that day as yet. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) US American First Lady (1933-1945) supporter of her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal policies, advocate for civil rights, enhancer of the status of working women, chairwoman of the United Nations committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

 

  • In our culture it is hard to see how any woman can escape becoming masochistic to some degree, from the effects of the culture alone. Karen Horney (1885-1952) German psychoanalyst, Feminine Psychology, S. 231, 1967

 

  • A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretence and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) US American historian, actress, producer, director, civil-rights activist, educator, playwright, poet, bestselling black author, source unknown

 

  • The Millionth Circle depends upon a simple hypothesis, whose mechanism has already been proposed and observed, and is one that can be intuitively and immediately grasped: when a critical number of people change how they think and behave, the culture will also, and a new era begins. Once the principles are understood, the significance of women's circles can be appreciated as a revolutionary-evolutionary movement that is hidden in plain sight. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. jeanbolen.com, US American Jungian analyst, proactive women researcher and supporter, crone, spiritual teacher, author, The Millionth Circle. How to Change Ourselves and The World, Preface, Conari Press, 1st edition 1. September 1999

 

  • [T]o the best of my knowledge, no war was ever started by women. The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all. Aung San Suu Kyi (*1945) Burmese opposition politician, house arrested for 15 of 21 years (1989-2010) for her opposition to the military junta’s seizure, leader of Myanmar’s democracy movement, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 1991, open­ing keynote via a videotape, NGO Forum on Women at the Fourth UN World Conference on Women Bei­jing, China, 1995; cited in: Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. jeanbolen.com, US American Jungian analyst, proactive women researcher and supporter, crone, spiritual teacher, author, The Millionth Circle. How to Change Ourselves and The World, Preface, Conari Press, 1st edition 1. September 1999

 

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Varied meanigs of NO in a courtship pattern

  • Now you have this shibboleth, "No means no." Well, no.
    Sometimes "No" means "Not yet".
    Sometimes "No" means "Too soon".
    Sometimes "No" means "Keep trying and maybe yes".
    You can see it with the pigeons on the grass. The male pursues the female and she turns away, and turns away, and he looks a fool but he keeps on pursuing her. And maybe she’s testing his persistence; the strength of his genes… It’s a pattern in the animal kingdom – a courtship pattern.
    Camille Paglia, Ph.D. (*1947) US American professor of arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984, social critic, dissident feminist, author, cited in: Article 'The woman is a disaster!': Camille Paglia on Hillary ClintonA wide-ranging interview with the iconoclastic professor, presented by the weekly British conservative magazine The Spectator, Emily Hill, October issue 2016

 

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Judeo-Christian entrancement

 

  • Lucretia Mott called others into the battle against slavery. She did speak despite of the fact that at her time women weren't supposed to open their mouths in public. Once she narrowly escaped an angry mob that burned to the ground in protest the building in which she spoke. Mott declared:
    Let us not hesitate to be the messiahs of our age.
    Her younger contemporary Elizabeth Cady Stanton recalls that Mott was "spoken of as a most dangerous woman [...] an infidel, a heretic, a disturber," because she took incredible risks to uphold what was then almost unimaginable — freedom for all human beings and the equal rights of women.
    To Stanton, this diminutive woman, who insisted on living in obedience to a spiritual truth higher than the laws of men, was like "a being from some larger planet" who offered "an entirely new revelation of womanhood."
    No wonder Mott's public speaking, as one observer has said, was "so born of conviction, so radiant with [...] inward light" that it ignited social transformation by evoking a new consciousness. Article Where are the Women?, part 3, presented by the dissolved US American magazine What is Enlightenment? / EnlightenNext, Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., US American gender researcher, senior teacher of evolutionary enlightenment, cultural commentator, senior editor of the dissolved magazine WIE / EnlightenNext (2002-2011), author, S. 3, issue 32, March/May 2006

 

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White House Project for women:

Marie C. Wilson, US American advocate of women’s issues, founder and president emeritus of the White House Project, points out: Women have been effective negotiators and peacemakers across the globe.

  • Three decades of research in state legislatures, universities, and international public policy centers have proven beyond doubt that women, children, and men all benefit when women are in leadership. Broader social legislation, benefiting everyone, is more likely to pass if women are in office. Article Where are the Women?, part 3, presented by the dissolved US American magazine What is Enlightenment? / EnlightenNext, Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., US American gender researcher, senior teacher of evolutionary enlightenment, cultural commentator, senior editor of the dissolved magazine WIE / EnlightenNext (2002-2011), author, S. 2, issue 32, March/May 2006

 

  • Education of girls is the key to development. Audio interview with Mary Robinson (*1944) first female Irish president (1990-1997), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), Global Elder, Human Rights and Development, presented by Radio702, host John Maytham, aired 26. June 2010

 

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Pronoun gender gap:

The ratio of he words to she words in the English speaking literatur shrunk to 3:1 by 1975, and to less than 2:1 by 2005.

  • Between 1900 and 1945, 3.5 male pronouns appeared for every female pronoun [she, her, herself, hers], increasing to 4.5 male pronouns during the postwar era of the 1950s and early 1960s. After 1968, the ratio dropped precipitously, reaching 2 male pronouns per female pronoun by the 2000s. From 1968 to 2008, the use of male pronouns decreased as female pronouns increased. Jean M. Twenge, US American psychology professor, San Diego State University, leader of research project on the usage of gender pronouns in US literature (1900-2008), August 2012, The Rise of She: What a Shift in Gendered Pronouns Means, presented by the US American magazine The Atlantic, 10. August 2012

 

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Education to girls

  • The best way to tackle various problems associated with population explosion is to provide suitable education to girls. The Hindu, Indian newspaper, Friday, 28. July 2006

 

  • You are the caretaker of the generations, you are the birth giver, the sun told the woman. You will be the carrier of this universe. Sun Creation Myth of the Lakota Sioux

 

  • To be a role model is indelibly connected with having power, may this power be as relative as it may. Power is not a lesser taboo for women as it is for every suppressed group. Traditionally this has been no different for Jews and black people. Alice Schwarzer (*1942) leading German feminist, journalist, magazine editor

 

  • [Women are] left straddling two rather incompatible positions. Feminism and femininity are in a big catfight, nowhere more than within each individual female psyche. Laura Kipnis, US American professor of media studies, Northwestern University, The Female Thing. Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability, Vintage, 9. October 2007

 

 

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Burka ban in the West

  • When, as happened recently in France, an attempt is made to coerce women out of the burka rather than creating a situation in which a woman can choose what she wishes to do, it’s not about liberating her but about unclothing her. It becomes an act of humiliation and cultural imperialism. Coercing a woman out of her burka is as bad as coercing her into one. It’s not about the burka. It’s about the coercion. Viewing gender in this way, shorn of social, political, and economic context, makes it an issue of identity, a battle of props and costumes. It’s what allowed the US government to use Western feminist liberal groups as moral cover when it invaded Afghanistan in 2001. Afghan women were (and are) in terrible trouble under the Taliban. But dropping daisy cutters on them was not going to solve the problem. Blog article Arundhati Roy: feminism and foundations, burkas and Botox – An extract from Capitalism. A Ghost Story’', presented by versobooks.com, Sarah Shin, 19. November 2014, citing from: Arundhati Roy (*1961) Indian political activist, essayist, novelist, Sydney Peace Prize recipient, 2004, Capitalism. A Ghost Story'', Haymarket Books, 6. May 2014

 

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Female nonlinear web thinking vs.
male linear step thinking

  • Women, on average, collect more bits of data, assemble that data into more complex patterns, and weigh more options as they make decisions. Women tend to see the big picture; they generalize and synthesize as they consider webs of factors – what I call "web thinking."
    Men, on the other hand, get to the point. Typically, they are more likely to focus on what they consider relevant, then ponder in a more linear progression: "step thinking."
    Both approaches have merit. Each has been traced, respectively, to the hormones estrogen and testosterone. And each evolved millions of years ago as women did more multitasking to rear the young, while men spent more time zeroing in on one thing at a time – often hunting game. Helen Fisher, Ph.D. (*1945) Canadian-American research professor of biological anthropology, human behavior researcher, Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers University, expert on romantic love, chief scientific advisor to Chemistry.com, 8 Ways of Looking at Power, presented by the US American monthly magazine O, The Oprah Magazine, September 2009

 

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Women are wired for leadership.

 

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See also article / video:

Valerie Hudson and Chad Emmett: Women’s Well-Being Is the Best Predictor of State Stability, presented by Newsecurity Beat, Kate Diamond, 22. May 2012
WomanStats Database, the world's most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women

  • [T]he very best predictor of how insecure and unstable a nation
    ➤ is not its level of democracy,
    ➤ it's not its level of wealth,
    ➤ it's not what 'Huntington civilization' it belongs to,
    ➤ but is in fact best predicted by the level of violence against women in the society.
Valerie M. Hudson, Ph.D., US American professor of political science, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, since January 2012, co-author of Sex and World Peace, book launch, Wilson Center, 26. April 2012

 


Vintages, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
  • No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.   Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) US American nurse, sex educator, birth control activist, eugeneicist, racist, founder of the American Birth Control League [Planned Parenthood], article A Parents' Problem or Woman's?, presented by US American journal Birth Control Review, pp. 6-7, March 1919

 

  • [Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children... [Women must have the right] to live... to love... to be lazy.... to be an unmarried mother... to create... to destroy.
    The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order...
    The most merciful thing that the large family does to one its infant members is to kill it.   ' Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) US American nurse, sex educator, birth control activist, eugeneicist, racist, founder of the American Birth Control League [Planned Parenthood], presented in shortlived US American magazine The Woman Rebel, Volume I, number 1, ~1920, reprinted in: Woman and the New Race, Brentanos Publishers, New York, 1922, republished in: The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Volume 1. The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928, University of Illinois Press, 12. January 2007

 

  • The especial genius of women I believe to be
    ➤ electrical in movement,
    intuitive in function,
    ➤ spiritual in tendency.
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) US American philosopher, activist for women's rights, Unitarian, journalist, writer, source unknown

 

  • Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we're scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don't have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list. Michelle Obama (*1964) US American wife of the 44th US president, first African-American first lady

 

  • One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. Michelle Obama (*1964) US American wife of the 44th US president, first African-American first lady

 

  • It is safe to say: 'I'm an Obama mama.'
    President Barack Obama, when still a candidate, admitted: My wife Michelle [the "Obama mama"] could give you a much longer list [on what I don't know and how will I earn it]. And most of the time I learn it by asking her. Video TV interview with Michelle Obama (*1964) US American wife of the 44th US president, first African-American first lady, presented by The Daily Show, satirical TV news program, host Jon Stewart (*1962) US American political satirist, actor, media critic, television host, stand-up comedian of The Daily Show, writer, Thursday 9. October 2008

 

  • [T]he truth is, I’m not supposed to be here, standing here. I’m a statistical oddity. Black girl, brought up on the South Side of Chicago. Was I supposed to go to Princeton? No. […] They said maybe Harvard Law was too much for me to reach for. But I went, I did fine. And I’m certainly not supposed to be standing here. Interview/cover story with Michelle Obama (*1964) US American wife of the 44th US president, first African-American first lady, The Real Michelle Obama, presented by American weekly news magazine Newsweek, 25. February 2008

 

  • Girls tend to lose relationship with themselves at adolescence. They lose their voice. They choose relationship with a boy over relationship with self. Their visible public life becomes quite different than their internal personal life. [...] With boys, it happens at five, six. [...] They begin to shut down. They begin to become emotionally illiterate. They begin to become distant. They begin acting out in strange ways. [...]
    Girls have a decade before they lose their voice of owning who they are. [...] Patriarchy takes aim at girls' voices but it takes aim at boys' hearts. Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, writer, political activist, philanthropist, My Life So Far, presented by the satellite television channel University of California Television (UCTV), UC Santa Barbara, series "Voices", July 2006, Show ID:11755, 1. May 2006, YouTube film, minute 31:11, 1:29:37 duration, 25. February 2008

 

  • Oppression is always tied to material exploitation. This is as true for the war on women as it is for the war on the living planet. We need to recognize that the degradation of females is fundamentally intertwined with the degradation of Earth, and we need organized, political resistance to both. Rachel Ivey, US American activist, member of the Deep Green Resistance environmentalist movement, source unknown

 

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Women are wired for collaboration.

 

  • This [Egyptian] revolution is one that is toppling the old patriarchy and has little chance of succeeding if women are not given a voice as an equal partner in society. "Arab women will no doubt change the world," tells me Dr. Jean Houston, one of the founders of the Human Potential Movement who consults with the UN and advises on our projects in the Middle East. Blog article by Elza S. Maalouf (*1965) Arab-American futurist, cultural development specialist, president of the Center for Human Emergence Middle East, Arab-Style Democracy: The Answer to the Post Dictatorship Era, presented by the US American liberal-oriented online newspaper The Huffington Post, 100th International Women's Day, 8. March 2011

 

Literary quotes

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Often misquoted as:

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

  • I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. For it needs little skill in psychology to be sure that a highly gifted girl who had tried to use her gift for poetry would have been so thwarted and hindered by other people, so tortured and pulled asunder by her own contrary instincts, that she must have lost her health and sanity to a certainty. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) English publisher, essayist, writer of short stories, To the Lighthouse, chapter 3, S. 51, Hogarth Press, 5. May 1927

1 – 100 – 1000 – 10000 – 1 women

For every woman we've named there are a hundred who speak.
For every hundred who speak there are a thousand who know.
For every thousand who know there are ten thousand who do not yet know
      because their truth lies deeper
      than all those who can be named, who can speak and who know.

And everyone of us is needed now to do whatever we can do
      to be named, to speak, to know and to not know.

And everyone is in each of us.
Source: ► Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D., US American psychologist, author, Patricia Hopkins,
US American author, The Feminine Face of God. The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women,
last page, Bantam, 1st edition 1. September 1991

Quotes by Carol Gilligan on female issues / Frauenrelevante Themen

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Patriarchal cultural gendersplitting: at age 5-7 with boys, at age 11-12 with girls

 

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Sensing reality with voice, presence and interrelatedness

 

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Wounds of patriarchy: Shaming of masculinity triggers men's violence, shaming of femininity silences women.

 

Quotes by bell hooks on female topcis / Frauenrelevante Themen

Appeals

  • We need to highlight the role women play in perpetuating and sustaining patriarchal culture so that we will recognize patriarchy as a system women and men support equally, even if men receive more rewards from that system. Dismantling and changing patriarchal culture is work that men and women must do together.
    Clearly we cannot dismantle a system as long as we engage in collective denial about its impact on our lives. Patriarchy requires male dominance by any means necessary, hence it supports, promotes, and condones sexist violence. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, Understanding Patriarchy, PDF, presented by Imagine No Borders, S. 2, issuing date unknown

 

Conclusion

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Pathological silence

  • Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. […] Practically, it is a definition which implies that all sexist thinking and action is the problem, whether those who perpetuate it are  female or male, child or adult. It is also broad enough to include an  understanding of systemic institutionalized sexism. As a definition it  is open-ended. To understand feminism it implies one has to necessarily understand sexism. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, Feminism is for Everybody. Passionate Politics, South End Press, 1. October 2000

 

  • If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, Feminism is for Everybody. Passionate Politics, South End Press, 1. October 2000

 

  • The wounded child inside many males is a boy who, when he first spoke his truths, was silenced by paternal sadism, by a patriarchal world that did not want him to claim his true feelings. The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early childhood that she must become something other than herself, deny her true feelings, in order to attract and please others. When men and women punish each other for truth telling, we reinforce the notion that lies are better. To be loving we willingly hear the other’s truth, and most important, we affirm the value of truth telling. Lies may make people feel better, but they do not help them to know love. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, All About Love. New Visions, William Morrow Paperbacks, 9. January 2001

 

  • When we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds rather than to maintain commitment. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, All About Love. New Visions, William Morrow Paperbacks, 9. January 2001

 

  • The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, The Will to Change. Men, Masculinity, and Love, S. 66, Atria Books, 2004, Washington Square Press, reprint 21. December 2004

 

  • Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politics. It is rooted in the love of male and female being, refusing to privilege one over the other. The soul of feminist politics is the commitment to ending patriarchal domination of women and men, girls and boys. Love cannot exist in any relationship that is based on domination and coercion. Males cannot love themselves in patriarchal culture if their very self-definition relies on submission to patriarchal rules. When men embrace feminist thinking and practice, which emphasizes the value of mutual growth and self-actualization in all relationships, their emotional well-being will be enhanced. A genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, The Will to Change. Men, Masculinity, and Love, Atria Books, 2004, Washington Square Press, reprint 21. December 2004

 

  • Often men who have been emotionally neglected and abused as children by dominating mothers bond with assertive women, only to have their childhood feelings of being engulfed surface. While they could not 'smash their mommy' and still receive love, they find that they can engage in intimate violence with partners who respond to their acting out by trying harder to connect with them emotionally, hoping that the love offered in the present will heal the wounds of the past. If only one party in the relationship is working to create love, to create the space of emotional connection, the dominator model remains in place and the relationship just becomes a site for continuous power struggle. bell hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins] (*1952) US American feminist, social activist, author, The Will to Change. Men, Masculinity, and Love, S. 69, Atria Books, 2004, Washington Square Press, reprint 21. December 2004

Quotes by Lucia René on spiritual female issues

Personal avowals

  • Lucia René: [W]e live in a time where we stand with one foot in both worlds: in the old era that is going away and in this new era which is already present. We don't have to wait for 2012 for this new world of heart-based energies and masculine / feminine balance. It is possible – I have discovered through my work – to take up residence there now. And when you can do that you more or less stand at the eye of the patriarchal storm and it is directly related to how unplugged you are from the patriarchal values. Audio interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplugging The Patriarchy, presented by US American web radio program Inner Speak News Soul Adventures, episode 45664, host Jean Adrienne, minute 51:54, 54:02 minutes duration, aired 13. April 2010   Link deleted

 

  • Lucia René: I have felt a huge shift in this year [2011]. There is an openness that I am feeling that is coming into my attention field from the masculine that is so welcoming and so beautiful. Video interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplugging the Patriarchy, presented by Project Avalon, host Bill Ryan, YouTube film, minute 0:45:25, 1:24:22 duration, posted 27. March 2011
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Women must act first.

  • All over the planet women are indeed standing in their power. [...] If you are in relationship [with a man] you have to be willing at this stage as a woman to do what you know you are being asked to do, to do what is right [...] for the planet. And what is right for the planet at this point is for the masculine and feminine energies to be rebalanced. Women must act first. [...] We live in a repressive society where women have been taught that they are second-class citizens. And those who have perpetrated repression never come throughout history to the repressed and say 'I am so sorry. I have a change of heart. I am going to let you be an equal now.'
    The repressed must rise up which does not mean violently. It simply means in integrity. It means energetically. It means in terms of consciousness.
    You must be willing as a woman to stand as who you are and have the forbearance to allow the men in your life to react to you because only when the men are allowed to react to you will they be able to balance the masculine and feminine within themselves. They must reclaim that which they perceive as feminine. It's an extremely difficult thing for men to do. The wounding of the masculine has been in some ways more horrific than the wounding of the feminine during the patriarchy. They have their emotional bodies completely shut down. They have a male ego structure that won't allow them to look at this. The kindest thing that a woman can do for the man in her life for the next year and a half probably is to stand and allow him to react and to help him through her heart to find his own way. But the reaction has to happen [...] and the reaction is going to happen globally. Audio interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplug from the Patriarchy! Women You Have The Power Now!, presented by US American Blogtalkradio station Snap Out Of It, host Dede Murcer Moffett, minute 35:44, 60:13 minutes duration, aired 3. August 2010

 

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Women standing in their power

  • Women are now on the frontlines of consciousness. Until women reclaim their power, throw off their conditioning of being second class citizens, and really move out on the frontlines men won't have a chance to react to that and to open up the emotional body and to process their reaction to the second class citizen. Now we are coming into equality. [...]
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Clarification:

Dignity is not right or left, white or black, male or female, conservative or progressive. It's nonpartisan. The more accurate term for "egalitarian society" is dignitarian society.

The oppressed must throw off the yoke and say 'No more! I am going to stand!' [...] If I simply stand and I meet your energy with exactly the right amount of energy that you are projecting at me to counter it. [...] It is very gandhiesque what I am proposing that women simply stand and allow men to react, allow men to process what they need to process in order to reclaim their heart and come into a more humble state of mind where they are ready, willing, and able to come to the table and accept women as equals and to co-create an egalitarian society. [...] Everyone is needed. There's no right and wrong here. We have all bought into this out of balance system. But really, it is women who must make the first move and be strong enough to allow men to then react against that. Video interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplugging the Patriarchy, presented by Project Avalon, host Bill Ryan, YouTube film, minute 0:41:25, 1:24:22 duration, posted 27. March 2011

 

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Women's natural leadership qualities

  • Women are better equipped in most cases to lead. [...] Really, to lead is to serve. To rule is to serve. That used to be the definition of royalty. [...] To lead is to create a situation where you are holding an energetic configuration in which everyone feels like they are equal and they have something to offer and they feel empowered. The true leader is someone you wouldn't think of as a leader. Women are intrinsically more capable of wielding power in a balanced way. Video interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplugging the Patriarchy, presented by Project Avalon, host Bill Ryan, YouTube film, minute 1:01:51, 1:24:22 duration, posted 27. March 2011

 

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The solar and lunar feminine

  • The book refers to true power for women as the "solar feminine." The solar feminine is embodied by "strength, passion, creativity, and action." Under the patriarchal system the type of femininity that was acceptable was the "lunar feminine" marked by qualities of gentleness, receptivity and nurturing. All wonderful qualities just not a complete picture of true empowered femininity. Interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author of Unplugging the Patriarchy, 2012 is Coming: Are You Ready to Embrace Heart-based Consciousness?, presented by host Melissa Wadsworth, aired 11. March  2010

 

 

  • As women reclaim the solar energies within (action, passion, creativity, strength), men can relax out of the responsibility of holding the solar energy on the planet and feel supported in reclaiming their lunar side (receptive, nurturing, quiet, yin). Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Facebook comment, 3. April 2011

 

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Different tasks for women and men

  • Women and men have very different jobs to do at this time in history if they want to rebalance the feminine/masculine energies within. It is time for women to reclaim their power and move forward onto the front lines of consciousness. This means throwing off their conditioning as second-class citizens, standing as the powerful beings they are, and speaking and acting their truth. Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Facebook comment, 12. April 2011

 

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Collective apology from men to women

  • Bill Ryan, minute 0:47:25: [Referencing South Africa's Apartheid (microcosm for the entire patriarchy) and Truth and Reconciliation Commission ]
    Bill Ryan, minute 0:48:05: You're almost envisioning something like this [South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission – for gender reconciliation] [...] in some way men or the collective body of men [...] [would] say: 'This is what we have done. This is what it really is.' [...] [leading up to] this huge kind of apology or an acknowledgement of their [men's] role in this group learning.' Do you think that is possible?
    Lucia René: Oh God, I hope so. Video interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplugging the Patriarchy, presented by Project Avalon, host Bill Ryan, YouTube film, 1:24:22 duration, posted 27. March 2011

 

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Men are more challenged than women.

  • Abuse of power is one aspect of learning about power. [...] Men are having a very difficult time giving up the ways of patriarchy. [...] The way history works is that the oppressor never comes to the oppressed. [...] Men are never going to come to women and say: 'We're sorry, we have conditioned you to be second class citizens for 5000 years.' [...]
    Women are at the front lines now. [...] Women who have been oppressed must be willing to stand up in their power [...] until the patriarchal world falls [...] and then to begin rebuilding in the new. [...] In the next three years until women are willing to stand in their power men will not [...] be able to process and balance the masculine and feminine within themselves until they experience at a visceral level the power of women full blown in the world. [...]
    Women's job is to understand with enormous compassion that the male wounding is VERY, VERY DEEP. […] To be a man and to be asked to reclaim the energy of the heart is brutally difficult. It’s easier for women to buck their conditioning and stand in their power than it is for men to reclaim the energy of the heart. Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author of Unplugging the Patriarchy, excerpted from teleseminar Women on the Edge of Evolution, MP3, spring 2010

 

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Paradigm shift

  • Men are having a very difficult time right now giving up the ways of patriarchy. [...] Abuse of power is one aspect of learning about power. […] We are at a period of time where we extremely out of balance and we are learning now about the abuse of power. […]
    The way history works is that the oppressor never comes to the oppressed [to apologize and making amends]. [...] Men are never going to come to women and say: 'We're sorry, we've conditioned you to be second class citizens for 5000 years.' […] The slaveowners would never have gone to the slaves. [...] The blacks had to stand up. It's absolutely crucial. It's just the way the dynamic works. […] Women are on the front lines now. Women are being asked to stand. And it is the kindest thing they can do for the men in their lives. It's going to create havoc. Men are going to respond to this crescendo of female power, but that's the only way they are going to be able to balance the masculine and feminine [energies] within themselves. There is a progression to the next three years.
    Women who have been oppressed must be willing to stand up in their power, to continue functioning however that plays out in a patriarchal world until the patriarchal world falls and then to begin rebuilding in the new at which point they [men] will take up the reins of power again, but in a more egalitarian society. At that point men will have learned about power and about abuse of power, and women will have learned about power and the abuse of power, and we will be able to coexist on equal terms.
    In the next three years until women are willing to stand in their power men can work on reclaiming the energy of the heart. They can work on honoring the feminine, but men will not be able to process and balance the masculine and feminine within themselves until they experience at a visceral level the power of women full blown in the world.
    If women want to be of service to the men on the planet it is our job to stand on our own and to understand with enormous compassion that the male wounding is VERY, VERY DEEP. [...] To be a man and to be asked to reclaim the energy of the heart is brutally difficult. It's easier for women to buck their conditioning and stand in their power than it is for men to reclaim the energy of the heart. Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author of Unplugging the Patriarchy, excerpted from teleseminar Women on the Edge of Evolution, MP3, spring 2010

 

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Unplugging the patriarchal female – Restoring gender equality

  • We as women have to be very, very careful about who we climb in bed with. We have a rather delicate, loosely woven and very refined subtle body. When we are with a man who is not in a very high place of consciousness, who is not totally respectful of the feminine, who has not worked that out within himself then great damage can be done. […] When a man who is not pure thrusts into your [the female] body he is thrusting into the subtle physical. And if there is a lot of violent male energy in his aura it is like a hypodermic needle going right into you and it's incredibly damaging. [...]
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Personal avowal:

This is why [my spiritual teacher] Rama encouraged me and some of his other women students to be celibate for many years, just to explore what it is like to be on your own and completely self-sufficient.

[Women are remembering] relationships of equals that existed in the Atlantean cycle. We are coming to gender equality with this ascension process. We are balancing out the masculine and the feminine. With the men who choose to ascend there will ultimaltely be total respect for the feminine because they [men] will have total respect for the feminine within themselves. Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author of Unplugging the Patriarchy, excerpted from teleconference MP3, one third into the call, aired 1. August 2010

 

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Spirit induced transition

  • This transition is going to happen whether we want it or not. It's the work of Spirit. [...] The more women and men who are willing to do this inner work the more we can soften the fall of the patriarchy. And we do that by simply starting by ourselves and by women collaborating. Audio interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplug from the Patriarchy – women standing in their power, men tending the heart, presented by US American Blogtalkradio station Freedawn Radio, host Glenna Mageau, minute 45:46, 59:49 minutes duration, aired 12. May 2010

 

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Successful experiment in consciousness

  • Inner message from Spirit during a meditation: "Tell people that the experiment of consciousness on planet Earth has been a success. Now is the time to dance." Audio interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Lucia René – Interview, presented by KRUU The Voice of Fairfield Writer's Voices (54.86 MB), host Monica Hadley, minute 42:44, 59:55 minutes duration, aired 30. April 2010

 

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Essential decision

  • Every human being faces a choice:
    • Do you remain aligned with the 3D, fear-based, male-dominated, patriarchal society?
    • Or, do you take up residence in the new multi-dimensional, love-based, egalitarian paradigm that has come online?
We need to give each human the time and space needed to make that choice. And, unless someone seeks out your help, there’s really not much you can do to assist.
Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Facebook comment, 14. April 2011

 

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Divine Power / Will

  • To wield power is to align with Divine Will. Audio interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, A Novel Way to Move Beyond the Patriarchy, presented by web radio program Emotionalpro, #1533, host Ilene Dillon, minute 48:25, 60:11 minutes duration, aired 18. March 2010   Link deleted

Alternative source: prlog.org

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Collaboration vs. cooperation

  • Collaboration is something different than cooperation [making mutual deals to ensure coexistence]. [Collaboration] is about moving the personal self out of the way and allowing the Divine Feminine Energy to come through the circuit of female collaboration that is formed when multiple women come together. This is really the Divine Will. Audio interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, A Novel Way to Move Beyond the Patriarchy, presented by US American web radio program Emotionalpro, host Ilene Dillon, minute 50:00, 60:11 minutes duration, aired 18. March 2010

 

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Cocreating with Divine Power / Will

  • I believe women are being asked to collaborate at this time. [...]
    We entered a time when we as women – and soon the men as well – have this ability to co-create with Mother Divine, but it means that we must put our personal agendas, our personal desires and aversions out of the way. And the way we do that is by investigating them and finding the fear at the bottom of those conditioned patterns and moving them through the heart and bringing them to rest. If we can bring them to rest enough times then finally they drop and we are able more and more to stand in our power. [...] Then miracles can happen. Audio interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, A Novel Way to Move Beyond the Patriarchy, presented by US American web radio program Emotionalpro, host Ilene Dillon, minute 49, 60:11 minutes duration, aired 18. March 2010

 

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Kali Yuga

  • We’re at the end of a cycle. All of you have known this since childhood. The Hindus call it the Kali Yuga, the Dark Age. At the end of a cycle, Shiva, the Hindu lord of death, dances. At the end of a cycle, certain energetic configurations go away and others come into being. Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplugging the Patriarchy. A Mystical Journey into the Heart of a New Age, Crown Chakra Publishing, 1st edition 21. December 2009

 

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Ending of the reign of darkness

  • We're at a stage when darkness is no longer acceptable on this planet. And darkness is being given its ultimatum. We are not at a bargaining table here. [...] You go to this being [embodying the darkness] and say 'Your time is up.' Video interview with Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Unplugging the Patriarchy, presented by Project Avalon, host Bill Ryan, YouTube film, minute 0:50:33, 1:24:22 duration, posted 27. March 2011

 

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Thinking

 

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Attachment

 

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Transitioning

  • You’re perfectly capable of surfing the tsunami of change that is currently sweeping the planet, you know. You wouldn’t have chosen to be here at the end of a cycle of time if you weren’t geared for high-speed change. Lucia René, US American ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, mystic, woman's and gender transition activist, author, Facebook comment, 24. May 2011

Quotes by Gloria Steinem on female issues / Frauenrelevante Themen

Personal avowals

  • I have met brave women who are exploring the outer edge of human possibility, with no history to guide them, and the courage to make themselves vulnerable that I find moving beyond words. Video keynote address by Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, article Sisterhood, presented by bi-weekly US American magazine New York Magazine, S. 49, New York, 20. December 1971

 

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Physically strong women are a transformative factor.

Alternative source: Gloria Steinem, The revolution of women's bodies – "Instruments not ornaments!", The Connecticut Forum, 12. October 2012, YouTube film, minute 1:03, 2:03 minutes duration, posted 18. October 2012

  • [It is] profoundly transformative and revolutionary for women to become strong, physically strong. Anthropologically speaking: rich cultures value thin womenm, poor cultures value fat women. It's about being rare and therefore being an ornament to the men women are attached to. But all male dominant cultures value weak women. […] Women who are strong are made to conceal it and feel ashamed of it and imitate the weak women of the upper classes. It is deep for women to be physically strong and proud of their strength and to have bodies that are instruments not ornaments. Video keynote address by Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, University of Idaho Women's Center 40th Anniversary Celebration, sponsored by University of Idaho Women's Center 40th Anniversary Celebration, Moscow, Idaho, 4. October 2012, YouTube film, minute 23:00, 1:32:14 duration, posted 5. October 2012

 

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Definition of feminism

  • Question WW: What is your definition of feminism now?
    Gloria Steinem: The dictionary’s.
    Question WW: Hasn’t it changed?
    Gloria Steinem: No, not at all. It is the belief in the social, economic, political equality of males and females. A feminist is the person, male or female, who believes in that. I would like to add acts on it. There are other words that mean the same thing: womanism, women’s liberation, girrls – with two r’s, which I love – and mujerista.
Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, The Power and the Gloria. Gloria Steinem reflects on 40 years fighting for feminism and freedom – and against fear., presented by Willamette Week, Swag Rag, Rachel Graham Cody, 10. October 2012

 

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The Warren Buffet Rule:

75% of the US Americans support Buffet's rule which is millionaires and billionaires are to pay taxes as everybody else. The people who believe in ranking not linking are losing control.

  • No wonder corporations became legal persons in the 1800s with the right to make contracts while living breathing female human beings couldn't make contracts without their husband's written permission. Last year with a conservative Supreme Court [...] corporations became such legal paper people that they gained an unlimited right to fund independent political ads all under the right of First Amendment Free Speech. Well, if corporations are people, then some of them should be in prison. Though I oppose corporeal punishment for actual people I wouldn't mind putting a lot of them on Death Row. Video presentation by Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, When Women Are People… and Corporations Are Not: Why the First Inequality Will Also Be the Last, presented by Bioneers Live, host Nina Simons, Bioneers Conference 2011, San Rafael, California, 14. October 2011, Vimeo video, minute 24:20, 35:27 minutes duration, posted 10. November 2011
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Equal pay for women will recover the US economy. [status 2012+]

   
  • Equal pay for comparable work for women would be the greatest economic stimulus this country could ever have. It would put $200 billion more into the economy every year.
    It [may] take another century and there may be other movements in the future before we finally realize that we are unique, not groups, and we are all part of the human family. Article featuring Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, Gloria Steinem visits Haverford, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 2. November 2012, presented by Haverford College, The Clerk, Katie Greifeld, posted 8. November 2012

 

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Politics of nudity – Male dominated culture encourages young women to pose as ornaments.

  • The whole culture says that women are more judged by their outsides than by their insides. And that's a problem. Sometimes when I turn on the [US] TV stations I wonder 'Is it "Hooters" or is it the news?' Video TV interview with Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, Gloria Steinem & the 2012 Women's Media Awards!', event hosted by Anne Hathaway (*1982) US American actress, 13. November 2012, presented by US American TV show Good Day NY, YouTube film, minute 1:52 and 2:36, 6:10 minutes duration, posted 15. November 2012

Quotes on women in business and politics

Psychology of the world's most powerful woman

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Defeating machos with aikido politics

  • [Angela] Merkel was lucky to live in a period when macho was in decline. The men didn't notice and she did. She didn't have to fight them – it was an aikido politics. If she knows anything, she knows her macho. She has them for her cereal. Bernd Ulrich, German journalist writing for "Die Zeit" commenting on Angela Merkel (*1954) German quantum physicist, first female German chancellor (*2005), cited in: The Quiet German. The astonishing rise of Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world, presented by the US American magazine The New Yorker, Profiles, George Packer, 1. December 2014

 

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Angela Merkel: gifted tactician without a larger vision

  • She's very difficult to know, and that is a reason for her success. It seems she is not from this world. Psychologically, she gives everybody the feeling of 'I will take care of you.' […] She is a master of listening. In a conversation, she speaks twenty per cent, you speak eighty per cent. She gives everybody the feeling 'I want to hear what you have to say,' but the truth is that her judgment is made within three minutes, and sometimes she thinks another eighteen minutes are wasted time. She is like a computer – 'Is this possible, what this man proposes?' She's able in a very quick time to realize if it’s fantasy. Unnamed longtime political associate commenting on Angela Merkel (*1954) German quantum physicist, first female German chancellor (*2005), cited in: The Quiet German. The astonishing rise of Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world, presented by the US American magazine The New Yorker, Profiles, George Packer, 1. December 2014
  • According to the Department of Commerce, the number of women-owned businesses increased 44% from 1977 to 2007 and added 500,000 jobs.
    Meanwhile, the number of men-owned businesses increased just 22% and lost 2 million jobs.
    Women-owned businesses are customer-centric.
    Women are the market, responsible for 85% of consumer spending.
    Women thrive in complexity.
    Women’s minds are web-like, adept at dealing with non-linear, disruptive patterns.
    [Women] don’t think that there is just one answer to any problem.
Margaret Heffernan mheffernan.com, US American international businesswoman, writer, Why Women Make Better Business Owners, presented by bnet.com, 2. November 2010

Quotes by men on female issues

Paul the Apostle [Saul of Tarsus, Saint Paul] (5-67 AD): Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. Ephesians 5, 22 (NT)

 

Paul the Apostle [Saul of Tarsus, Saint Paul] (5-67 AD): I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet. 1 Timothy 2, 12 (NT)

 

Paul the Apostle [Saul of Tarsus, Saint Paul] (5-67 AD): For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head to show she is under authority. 1 Corinthians 11:10 (NT) New Living Translation, 2007

 

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See also:

The Gospel of Thomas, translated by Thomas O. Lambdin, 50-140 AD (rediscovered 1945)

Simon Peter said to them, "Make Mary (Magdalene) leave us, for females are not worthy of life."
Jesus said, "Look I shall guide her to make her male so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males.
For every female who makes herself male will enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
The Gospel of Thomas, verse 114, translation by Elaine Pagels and Marvin Myer, cited in: Elaine Pagels, Ph.D. (*1943) US American religious historian, Biblical scholar of gnosticism, author, Beyond Belief. The Secret Gospel of Thomas, S. 241, Random House, 1st edition 6. May 2003

 

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Setting the stage for:

gender equality

The best men are those who treat their wives well. Koran, Muhammad (570/571-632 BE) Saudiarabian founder of the religion of Islam

 

Personal avowals

  • The outstanding impression my mother has left on my memory is that of saintliness. She was deeply religious. She would not think of taking her meals without daily prayer. She would take the hardest of vows and keep them without flinching. Illness was no excuse for relaxing them. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter

 


A mother breastfeeding a child at Zanzibar
  • I began work among women when I was not even thirty years old. There is not a woman in South Africa who does not know me. But my work was among the poorest. The intellectuals I could not draw [...] you cannot blame me for not having organized the intellectuals among the women. I have not the gift [...] but just as I never fear coldness on the part of the poor when I approach them, I never fear it when I approach poor women. There is an invisible bond between them and me. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter

 

  • Women’s marvellous power is lying dormant. If the women of Asia wake up, they will dazzle the world. My experiment in non-violence would be instantly successful if I could secure women’s help. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, presented by gandhitopia.org

 

  • I long ago called for a revolution led by women. TV video interview with Desmond Tutu (*1931) South African anti-apartheid activist, first black now retired Anglican Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Why Women Should Rule the World, World Affairs Council Northern California, presented by Link TV, host Jane Wales, CEO and president, minute 0:43, 10:33 minutes duration, recorded April 2008

 

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Women (Persephone's qualities) intuition

  • Women are a magical force. They surround themselves with an emotional tension stronger than the rationality of men. […] Woman is a very, very strong being, magical. That is why, I am afraid of women. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, author, excerpt from interview, 1941, cited in: Lecture/essay by Paul Watsky, Ph.D., US American clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, Anima, PDF, San Francisco Jung Institute public program "Jung's Map of the Soul", fall 2001

 

 

  • Men are ridiculous. Women are far better people. Much wiser (not difficult) and with a temperament to deal with life's complexities and men's abrasiveness. [...] So I think it's about time women took over. What they have to put up with is beyond belief. Pathetic, bullying men who throw their weight about (and there's usually a lot of it) in a vain attempt to prove they're superior when, in truth, they know they're not. Michael Winner (1935-2013) British film director, producer, Why I wish women DID rule the world: As Martin Amis said it's time men took a back seat..., presented by the British conservative, middle-market daily tabloid newspaper Daily Mail, 13. July 2010

 

  • I've been advocating for years that I think men all over the world should be barred from holding public [political] office at any level for a hundred years. [...] Then you'd have a much kinder, gentler world almost immediately. Military budgets would be dramatically cut back and more money would be spent on health care and welfare and education. The things that we really need to be spending it on. [...] I mean, I'm deadly serious about this. This would work. And it's easy to do. You just pass a law. What you would do is, as men come up for re-election they couldn't stand for re-election. The women would be the only ones that could run. TV interview with Ted Turner (*1938) US American media mogul, entrepreneur, billionaire, philanthropist, presented by TV station CBS, Late Show, host David Letterman, 21. September 2006, cited in: Newsbusters, 22. September 2006
    • I've said for years and I'm really serious about it, I think men should be barred from holding public [political] office for a hundred years. They have been running the world for the last thousands of years and they've mucked it up something awful. I built my business surrounding myself with women. I find women more superior to men in business. Ted Turner (*1938) US American media mogul, entrepreneur, billionaire, philanthropist

 

Recommendations

  • In all your amours you should prefer old women to young ones. Benjamin Franklin ['The First American', US 'Founding Father'] (1706-1705) US American statesman, political theorist, occultist, polymath, diplomat, civic activist, adulterer, author, Old Mistresses Apologue, 25. June 1745

 

  • Give men their gadgets and inventions, let women run the world. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author, source unknown

 

Conclusions

  • He who loves a woman, and brings her life to present realization in his, is able to look in the Thou of her eyes into a beam of the eternal Thou. Martin Buber (1878-1965) Austrian-born Jewish religious researcher and philosopher, source unknown

 

  • Women don't need to be funny. For most men, if they can't make women laugh, they are out of the evolutionary contest. They're never gonna get laid. If you can't make them [women] laugh, you don't have a chance. With women there is no need to be rendering yourself to men in that way. We already find you attractive. Thanks. Video interview with Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) English-American journalist, atheistic author, Christopher Hitchens: Why Women Still Aren't Funny, "An Immodest Rebuttal'', presented by the US American magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs Vanity Fair, YouTube film, minute 1:28, 4:58 minutes duration, posted 7. February 2012

 

Future prospects

  • All the geniuses who are born women are lost to the public good. Stendhal (1783-1842) 19th-century French writer, source unknown

 

Insights

  • Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. Socrates (469-399 BC) Greek pre-Christian philosopher, aphorism

 

  • We now live in a world that is saturated with images. As a result, we're seeing an extraordinary surge of the feminine coming back into our society with women becoming priestesses again, being elected as judges and law makers. This pattern will continue because we've shifted from a text based society to an image based one. Kofi Annan (*1938) Ghanaian diplomat, seventh United Nations Secretary-General (1997-2006), founder of the Global AIDS and Health Fund, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 2001, BBC News, 30. April 2007

 

  • The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality. Ashley Montagu (1905-1999) British-American anthropologist, humanist, author on race and gender, politics and development, source and date unknown

 

  • We all know there is a cure for poverty. It is a rudimentary one, it does work, though. It works everywhere, and for the same reason. It’s colloquially called the empowerment of women. It's the only thing that does work. If you allow women control over their cycle of reproduction, so that they are not chained by their husbands or by village custom to annual animal-type pregnancies, early death, disease, and so on. If you will free them from that, give them some basic health of that sort – and if you are generous enough to throw in, perhaps, a handful of seeds and a bit of credit – the whole floor, culturally, socially, medically, economically of that village will rise. It works every time. Video presentation by Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) English-American journalist, atheistic author, Christopher Hitchens: Empowerment of Women, presented by Cruciefiction, minute 0:52, 2:20 minutes duration, posted 23. May 2012

 

  • If women ran the world, there would be no wars. Anonymous

 

Shocking insight

 

Radicalizing insight

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Root of inequality:

Gandhi often confirmed that the paternal society is the root of inequality. In his autobiography is a touching chapter about when he asked his wife to clean a public toilet and the resulting conflict between him and his wife. He felt ashamed about it, and from then on he took care to not humiliate her anymore for the rest of his life.

  • Intellectually, mentally, and spiritually, woman is equivalent to a male and she can participate in every activity. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter; cited in: Lecture by Jyotsna Kamat, Gandhi and Status of Women on Gandhi's efforts to involve women in all phases of development, including the struggle for India's freedom, December 1998, last update 11. May 2008

 

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Gender disparity:

Gandhi criticized Indian's passion for male progeny.

  • Womanhood is not restricted to the kitchen. Only when the woman is liberated from the slavery of the kitchen, that her true spirit may be discovered. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter; cited in: Lecture by Jyotsna Kamat, Gandhi and Status of Women on Gandhi's efforts to involve women in all phases of development, including the struggle for India's freedom, December 1998, last update 11. May 2008

 

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See also:

Valerie M. Hudson, Ph.D. et al., Sex and World Peace, April 2012

  • The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. […]
    There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. […]
    Woman has suffered for aeons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite preserverance. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) Indian Hindu saint, monk, scholar, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Volume 4, S. 176, 1863-1902

 

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Women ante portas

Western women can come to the rescue of the world, originally printed in Vancouver Sun, Victor Chan, 25. January 2010

 

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Recipe of fulfillment: Spirit ∞ love, Yang ∞ Yin

  • The woman is increasingly aware that love alone can give her full stature, just as the man begins to discern that spirit alone can endow his life with its highest meaning. Fundamentally, therefore, both seek a psychic relation to the other, because love needs the spirit, and the spirit love, for their fulfillment. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of depth psychology, Contributions to Analytical Psychology, S. 185, 1928

 

  • Clever men place the world into cages,
    but the wise woman who must duck under the moon throws keys to the rowdy prisoners.
    Hafez (1325/26-1389/90) Persian Sufi mystic, lyric poet, aphorism

 

  • Women should rule the world. Desmond Tutu (*1931) South African anti-apartheid activist, first black now retired Anglican Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

 

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Lysistrata strategy:

Overseeing the peace talks in Burundi, rebels refusing to come to the table, Nelson Mandela asked the women to withhold conjugal rights.

 


A woman with burqa on walking
by the road in northern Afghanistan
  • The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?' Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian neurologist, deep psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis, critic of religion, cited in: Alfred Jones (1879-1958) British neurologist, psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud’s official biographer, Sigmund Freud. Life and Work. Vol 1, The Young Freud 1856-1900, Hogarth Press, London, 1953

 

  • From my point of view, it's been extremely important to me to interact with a woman [his partner Riane Eisler who is able to love me as I'm able to love her on some basis of equality. Rather than have the old superior-inferior relationship, which many men and women have. Women are making this breakthrough and they've begun to see out beyond this cage that every male is still encased in, almost without exception. Interview with David Loye, Ph.D. (*1925) US American social psychologist, evolutionary systems-theorist, futurist, partnership researcher, founder of the The Darwin Project, author, Raising the Chalice, presented by Mavericks of the Mind, winter solstice 1988

 

  • The power of the true woman is so great that I believe if a beautiful woman – that is to say, one beautiful in spirit, in manner and in thought, in fact, beautiful in every respect, a sort of goddess – were to appear suddenly on earth, she could command the whole world. Her leadership, I believe, would be universally recognized.
    History has given us many examples of the wonderful influence exerted by unusual women. Among these have been the mothers of great men. But their influence lay not in their determination to outdo man, or even to compete with him.
    Perhaps because woman is a finer and more highly sensitized instrument she knows by instinct her power and understands that the extent of it lies in the high position she takes for herself. But the superior never descends to the level of the commonplace. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) Serbian US American physicist, mechanical and electrical engineer, inventor, Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, page 23, 10. August 1924; cited in: Nikola Tesla – "Mr. Tesla Explains Why He Will Never Marry", 18. July 2011

 

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The need and search for iron: women influenced men's behavior.

Males tended to be what females wanted them to be.
[Paraphrased.] Because of the explosion in size of the human brain, women
a) did not want to have children (they would die by the thousands while giving birth) and
b) they desperately needed iron (a key ingredient of brains).
Both factors caused women to develop strategies of mating that forced men to change their habits. The danger of giving birth led women to decouple sex and reproduction. The search for iron led females to favor men who could hunt and bring meat, a form of concentrated iron. Leonard Shlain, M.D. sextimeandpower.com (1937-2009) US American chairman of laparoscopic surgery, associate professor of surgery, UC San Francisco, researcher, writer, cited in: Piero Scaruffi, Leonard Shlain: SEX, TIME, AND POWER Penguin, 2003, 2006

 

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Men's intense hunger to be near feminity

  • Very few women understand how great is the hunger in a man to be near femininity [...] (b)ut if a woman wishes to give a most precious gift to a man, if she would truly feed this masculine hunger (a hunger that he will seldom show but that is always there), she will be very, very feminine when her man is in a mood, so he can get his bearings and be a man again. Robert A. Johnson, US American Jungian analyst, lecturer, author, She. Understanding Feminine Psychology, Harper Perennial, revised edition 1. November 1989

 

  • One of those who fought hardest for the rights of women during the French Revolution was Olympe de Gouges. In 1791 – two years after the revolution – she published a declaration on the rights of women. The declaration on the rights of the citizen had not included any article on women's natural rights. Olympe de Gouges now demanded all the same rights for women as for men.'
    "What happened?"
"She was beheaded in 1793. And all political activity for women was banned."
Jostein Gaarder (*1952) Norwegian intellectual, author, Sophie's World [1991], chapter 10, S. 187, published in English, Phoenix House, United Kingdom, 1995

 

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Empowering women

  • There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. Discrimination against women of all ages deprives the world's children – all of them, not just the half who are girls – of the chance to reach their potential. Kofi Annan (*1938) Ghanaian diplomat, seventh United Nations Secretary-General (1997-2006), founder of the Global AIDS and Health Fund, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 2001, BBC News, 30. April 2007

Statistics: The UNICEF report points to a greater lack of opportunities for girls and women in education and employment, which contribute to disempowerment and poverty. UNICEF estimates that gender equality in family decision making in South Asia would lead to 13.4 million fewer malnourished children.

 

  • Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women. Our society failed because we ignored and misbehaved our women Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) Turkish army officer, revolutionary, first President of Turkey, founder of modern Turkey, 1923

 

 

  • Empowering women isn't just the right thing to do – it's the smart thing to do. When women succeed, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous. Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, International Women's Day, 8. March 2013

 

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Bigendered human nature split in two genders

  • The equality of men and women begins at the highest possible level: G-d. In Judaism, unlike traditional Christianity, G-d has never been viewed as exclusively male or masculine. Judaism has always maintained that G-d has both masculine and feminine qualities. As one Chassidic rabbi explained it to me, G-d has no body, no genitalia, therefore the very idea that G-d is male or female is patently absurd. We refer to G-d using masculine terms simply for convenience's sake, because Hebrew has no neutral gender; G-d is no more male than a table is. Both man and woman were created in the image of G-d. According to most Jewish scholars, "man" was created in Genesis 1, 27 (OT) with dual gender, and was later separated into male and female. The Role of Women, presented by JewFAQ.org

 

  • If ever the world sees a time when women shall come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it would be a power such as the world has never known. Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) British cultural critic, poet

 

  • A lot of women think the feminine to be weak. [...] The feminine is not weak. She is incredibly powerful. Women are changing their minds about how powerful their female really is. When women change their minds men follow. [...] The female guides, the masculine takes action. Men follow women. [...] If you are guiding us to be better men and more in touch with the feminine everyone is gonna win. Video interview with Paul Lawrence Curtis, English artist, painter, Balance between Male and Female energy – How and why?, presented by host Lilou Macé, YouTube film, minute 5:00, 24:29 minutes duration, posted 13. May 2011

 

  • The world is in such a mess now. There will never be leadership from men, because there are too few men who think like David Suzuki. So we're fucked. The only hope is women; I really believe it. By using technology to communicate with one another, women can start to change the world. They should make use of everything that connects people – the internet, telephones, television, writing, singing. Women have to somehow unite and take control of the world. And the only way they can do it is by withholding sex from men.
    That’s the only way you can control men, to not allow them access to you unless they behave right.
    These are not original thoughts. If women were to band together and control men in this way, it would be at the risk of their own well-being, because the men would go around raping everybody. So women not only
    1. have to become strong,
    2. they have to be protective of each other and
    3. they have to be aggressive.
Well, that’s an awful lot to ask overnight. But it's gotta happen soon.
Mothers are less likely to build bombs and drop them. Women are less liable to want their children to go to war. Women are less likely to knowingly pollute where they know their children are going to have to live. Mendelson Joe (*1944) Canadian mixed-media artist, singer-songwriter, guitarist, painter, raconteur, railer, Alien. The Strange Life and Times of Mendelson Joe, 2000

 

  • Women as both wage earners and homemakers feel the contradictions more in our society. They feel more subtle, institutional discrimination. If a society inherits dysfunctional institutions then it is often the people with intelligence, skills, and an alternative perspective who are going to come up with better answers, rather than the people who have inherited positions that were already favored. In these cases, it is women who will play an increasingly important role. Besides this, approximately 80 percent of the people in the Western world are concerned that their children will inherit a worse world than the one in which they grew up. People tend to do for their children what they wouldn’t do for themselves. Women, especially, will push for change and for a better world because of their children. Interview with Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., US American sociologist, founding partner of Integral Partnerships, consultant of Cultural Creatives, How 50 Million People Are Changing U.S. Business, Society, and Politics, US magazine Paraview, Alexander M. Dake, 2002

 

  • A great man is a man whose wife is smiling, whose wife is happy, and not a man who's got a lot of money in the bank and whose wife is on Prozac. Shmuley Boteach (*1966) US American Orthodox rabbi, marriage counsellor, radio and television host, author, Respecting Our Women, presented by Big Think, 8. January 2008  

 

  • Question: In A Whole New Mind. Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future1, you tend to refer to people as "she." Do you feel that globalization highlights the role of women? Do you also mean to imply that the androgynous side of the human spirit has some sort of advantage in the new economy?
    Pink: There is lots of evidence that people with more androgynous minds that can reason both in a typically "left-brain," masculine way and a typically "right-brain," feminine way have a comparative advantage in the modern economy. I think that a lot of the abilities that are often dismissed as "feminine" or "soft" — things like empathy, to some extent even creativity itself — are more valuable nowadays, and that might confer a slight advantage on women. But I think that the future does belong to people with androgynous minds, people who have that analytical capability but people who also have that artistic, empathic ability. Interview with Daniel Pink danpink.com (*1964) US American chief speech writer of US vice president Al Gore (1995-1997), motivational speaker, visionary author, The Changing Workplace, presented by US American eJournal, February 2006, reprinted by IIP Digital usembassy 3. June 2008

 

  • Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs had better get used to it. Robert Heinlein (1907-1988) US American science fiction writer, aphorism

 

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Misogynous comment

See also Socrates' comment on women

  • Woman is a violent and uncontrolled animal. [...] If you allow them to achieve complete equality with men, do you think they will be easier to live with? Not at all. Once they have achieved equality, they will be your masters. Cato the Elder [The Censor, Wise, Ancient] (234-149 BC) Roman statesman, known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization

 

  • The big change that would occur if women were running the world on a daily basis instead of men, is the military budgets all over the place would be slashed maybe to nothing, and a lot more money would go into education, health care, family planning, the things that really matter because women don't have as much testosterone as men. I mean, they don't want to start wars all the time. Women really would rather have things be peaceful. [...] And this one really could be done very quickly and very easily. All we have to do is change the laws, and in a hundred years then men can run again. And I think if we don't do something like that, we're going to have a nuclear, full-scale nuclear war at some point, or with global climate change, we're going to turn the world into such a hot house it will be unfit for humans to live in. So we need to change the way we're doing things right away and give some new ideas a chance or we're sunk. TV interview with Ted Turner (*1938) US American media mogul, entrepreneur, billionaire, philanthropist, presented by TV station CNBC, program The Big Idea, host Donny Deutsch, cited in: Ted Turner: Give Muslim Extremists What They Want to Stop Terrorism, presented by Newsbusters'', Brad Wilmouth, 30. September 2006

 

  • The one thing that is assured to bring prosperity to a nation is the empowerment of women. Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) English-American journalist, atheistic author, source unknown

Literary quotes

  • The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous toy. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) German classical scholar, philologist, critic of culture, philosopher of nihilism, writer, Thus Spoke Zarathustra [Also sprach Zarathustra], 4 volumes, part II, chapter 18 "Old and Young Women", Ernst Schmeitzner, 1883-1891, Viking Press, 1954

 

  • A woman can change better than a man. A man sort of lives in jerks. Somebody dies, somebody’s born and that’s a jerk. He gets a farm or loses a farm and that’s a jerk. With a woman it’s all in one flow, like a stream – little eddies and waterfalls, but the river, it goes right on. A woman looks at it that way. John Steinbeck (1902-1968) US American journalist, CIA agent, novelist, Pulitzer Prize laureate, 1940, Nobel laureate in literature, 1962, novel The Grapes of Wrath, 1939

 

  • I think women should make a habit of canceling the wars. Leonard Wibberley (1915-1983) Irish-born US American writer who spent most of his life in the United States, Cold War satirical novel The Mouse That Roared, S. 145, Little Brown & Co, 1955

 

Movie quotes

  • If I asked you about women you'd probably give me a syllabus of your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. [...] you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Knowing someone could level you with her eyes. Feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you [...] who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it’s like to be her angel and to have that love for her to be there forever. Through anything. Through cancer. You wouldn't know about sleeping sittin’ up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term visiting hours don't apply to you. Transcripted from the movie Good Will Hunting, written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck; scene: psychiatrist Sean and young genius Will sitting together on a park bench in Boston.
    Good Will Hunting – Park Scene, YouTube film, minute 1:20, 4:46 minutes duration, posted 23. July 2007

Witch hunting

  • All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman […].
    What else is woman but a
⚑ foe to friendship,
⚑ an unescapable punishment,
⚑ a necessary evil,
⚑ a natural temptation,
⚑ a desirable calamity,
⚑ domestic danger,
⚑ a delectable detriment,
⚑ an evil nature, painted with fair colours […].
When a woman thinks alone, she thinks evil […].
Women are by nature instruments of Satan — they are by nature
⚑ carnal,
⚑ a structural defect rooted in the original creation.
Heinrich Kramer, Jacob Sprenger, Malleus Maleficarum [Hammer of Witches] published in Latin 1486

Humor

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Differences between male and female brains

  • Women's brains are made up of a big ball of wire. And everything is connected to everything.
    Men have scientific minds/brains filled with strictly separated boxes including the favored no-thing box for spacing out. [discovered in a study issued by University of Pennsylvania] Mark Gungor, US American pastor, comedian, marriage counselor, international speaker, Boxes vs. Wires, YouTube film, 7:51 minutes duration, posted 16. March 2009

Native wisdom
A woman's highest calling is to lead a man to his soul, so as to unite him with Source;
her lowest calling is to seduce, separating man from soul and leave him aimlessly wandering.
A man's highest calling is to protect woman, so she is free to walk the earth unharmed.
Man's lowest calling is to ambush and force his way into the life of a woman.

 

Wisdom of the Cherokee, Native American tribe

Quotes by Frederick Philip Lenz [Rama] – Men, women, gender, sex / Männer, Frauen, Gender und Sex

Personal avowals

  • My position on women's liberation is that each individual woman can make a tremendous difference. I think that each woman has to feel that she represents all women, and that the way she conducts her life and whether or not she takes an active interest in her own liberation will affect all other women. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, source unknown

 

  • I think I've learned more from women than anyone else, and perhaps from love, what a wonderful testing ground, what a wonderful place to see and sense our limitations, to know that the pain reflects your state of awareness and not being able to hide from it. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, Sexuality, presented by ramaquotes.com

GENDER
Basic gender equality – See also: Gender research

  • Men are not better, women are not better. […] We're all following the path to light. But we have to understand the operative conditions of the universe. It's men who make the wars, it is men who are interested in hatred and killing. By and large. […] It is because men are afraid of women. If they would accept their female side, their female side, their femaleness, then there would be a balance. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 17:27

 

Balancing and transcending gender roles – See also: Gender research

  • [T]here is no difference between men or women at the deepest levels. The particle of being that is our existence is both male and female. [...] The physical bodies and the subtle physical bodies of a man or a woman are very different and affect us. The subtle physical bodies are composed of luminous fibers of light. A man's subtle is more fixed. A woman's subtle is more pliant, can retain light and change more easily. [...] At the deepest levels there is no difference. We are all one.
    As either a man or a woman, there is neither or both, you need to harmonize yourself with eternity. […] Whether you are homosexual or gay or whatever it really doesn't matter a bit. What matters as a man or a woman is that you see that you are not a man or a woman. You are both. And that you create a balance on both sides of your being. And it's necessary to do a little work at the side that you have been neglecting. As you do that you become stronger and stronger and stronger. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 2:11 and 46:55

 

Enlightenment transcends gender tracks

  • The [gender] situation is bad – it's bad for men, and it's bad for women. [...] Men are suppressing women [politically, philosophically, socially, economically, educationally, spiritually] and women are suppressing men [responding with the second attention for their survival]. [...] The pain has been greater for women, because some men are able to draw back when they recognize that level of manipulation [extended by women] and they resist it. [...] Thus many spiritual teachers who have mostly taught men have said, 'Stay away from women'. [...] They see the ability of women to use the second attention and realize that if a man becomes overly involved in relationships enlightenment is not possibl because he is directing too much attention to duality and not to enlightenment. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 2 Why Don't More Women Attain Enlightenment?, minute 39:30 and minute 40:55

 

  • The solution is not easy, either for men or for women. Two people are fighting each other. They are so busy fighting each other that they don't realize that they could be inspiring each other, or giving each other strength or learning from each other. […]
    What is necessary for a woman to attain enlightenment  is to undo everything what's been done. She will have to completely reexamine her life, her priorities, and specifically her use of the second attention, of course along with the physical attention, her sexual manipulation. […] She will have to realize that […] it will bring her no further, that she has to take that second attention which she's already developed and use it for spiritual pursuits.
    What a man must do is to realize that his continued belief in the inferiority of women is going to produce a type of karma which is going to hold him back and already has. And he must be honest enough and have enough integrity to change the description of the world even though everyone else in the world may not feel that way. By doing this a man and a woman they will not necessarily change the world but they will change themselves. They will enter into a state of balance. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 2 Why Don't More Women Attain Enlightenment?, minute 43:26

 

  • You have to become both a man and a woman [beyond the gender roles engendered by society] to be enlightened. Simply meditating is not enough. […] Selfless giving is not enough. […] If you give to others but still hold the ideas about the inferiority or superiority of women or men you will still be stuck. You must accept what is real and what is true. And to do that you must examine yourself, your history, and simply start to observe. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 2 Why Don't More Women Attain Enlightenment?, minute 45:30

MEN
Emotional modus operandi of men

  • There is this idea that women are emotional and men are not. And that's how they act. But actually, it's not. It is quite the opposite. Men are much more emotional. They love much more quickly than women do. [...] What I am suggesting is the way we see men and women outwardly and the way they act in society is not the way they are inwardly. It's backwards. And that's why not too many people in this world attain enlightenment. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 24:57

 

Sex reveals men's attitude towards women.

  • Many men have deep rooted problems regarding the status of women, and during sex these problems come out. They consciously or unconsciously project anger and hate towards women they have sex with. This energy enters a woman's subtle physical body and damages it. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher

 

Men's liberation

  • Men, if they don't begin the spiritual process fairly early, tend to fall into the world of ego – very quickly. There is this need to fight your way to the top. Men become obsessed with power which is completely unnecessary and destructive for them. It is better for women to be obsessed with power. […] Later at about their 40ties, 50ties, and 60ties [a essential time for men] sometimes their interest in meditation will come forward again. […] But most men, if they don't catch it at that age, they will dive into maya. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 12:41

 

Men are less afflicted by the world than women.

  • Men are not quite as affected by the (destructive) vibratory forces of the world as women are. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 14:29

 

Recommendations for men

  • Being a man is a very noble thing, a very powerful thing, a very gentle thing. [...] As a man it is necessary to become loving and gentle and kind, to be as strong as you can be and to be a fearless warrior, but at the same time to be delicate, to work on your capacity to love purely, to not throw sexual vibrations at [everyone] someone because of the way they look. [...] It is quite harmful to them and to you [the man] because you put yourself in a very low plane of consciousness. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 45:40 and minute 51:11

 

Spiritual work for men in liberation

  • If you're a man the best way to balance your energy is through love. […] Men have to soften their nature. It's necessary to practice the yoga of love and to loose interest in power and conquest. […] What you need to do is learn about surrender and selfgiving and humility and self-effacement, if you seek eternity. [...] It's important to work on the refinement of your nature and to meditate. [...] Meditate on love and on the heart. […]
    You need to learn to be a woman. You need to surrender, take eternity as your lover and just open yourself up to and let eternity do with you as it will. You need to become stronger and more patient. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 25:49

 

Obstacles on the way to self-realization of men

  • This is still the age of men although the age of women is around the corner. […] The primary problem men may have in self-realization is a kind of a low masculine energy that lacks sincerity, the lockerroom mentality, a lack of caring, being obsessed with oneself and one's own destiny as opposed to a group destiny, the idea of being the maveric, the I'm-just in it for myself-mentality. It is best to meditate on love and the heart and just to learn to love more and more. And this will be a painful process for you because men have turned off their emotional selves [for the idea of being a man]. […] Allow the emotional whirlpools to open up within themselves. […] Practice kindness. […] To work on humility is the most important.
    Meditate, ground yourself in eternal light, and see yourself in a new way. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 30:10

WOMEN

  • Women tend to open themselves up more during sex. Because their subtle physical bodies are so much more sensitive they tend to pick up the total energy of the man they have sex with. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, Sexuality, presented by ramaquotes.com

 

  • It is most critical for a woman, or for a man who is very sensitive and opens up his heart, to be very selective about the people they have sex with. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher

 

Denial of spirituality to women

  • Women have also systematically been pushed out of spirituality by men. […] Even in the Bhagavad Gita, a book that I revere and respect, it's indicated that even women along with animals are capable of attaining enlightenment. The idea is that to be a woman is a lower birth. But still, all can attain enlightenment if they truly aspire. So even in a high spiritual and philosophical book we see the concept, which is quite ridiculous, that to be a woman is in a lower birth, that to be a woman is innately wrong in other words. You made a mistake somewhere and that's why you are born in the body of a woman. […] Women are cast into an image. That image is inferiority. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 2 Why Don't More Women Attain Enlightenment?, minute 41:48

 

  • If a woman places herself in an environment of light […] her growth will be tremendously fast. If she is in the opposite environment her descent will be very very quick. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 14:35

 

Women dealing with other women

  • Women don't support other women. They are jealous, they're vindictive. Again, simply because they don't realize that they have enough power within themselves. To enjoy other women and appreciate them it is not necessary to compete over a male. What an absurd idea! Women should be sisters and unite and pool their energy. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 21:55

 

Women in relationship with men

  • Women have to be very careful with their relationship with men. It's easier to have someone to make the decisions for you, but it's not, because then you're enslaved and you don't grow your own power, and you become weak. Women seem to have this idea to always be nice and allow people to walk all over them. You don't help men by allowing them to do that. All you do is fixate them in a bad consciousness. Whenever you allow someone to abuse you you don't help them, you are not a friend, because they are incurring bad karma. If you truly love someone, occasionally, you are being a little mean, if it's necessary. Or it may seem mean, it's not. […] You have to learn to become much more unattached. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 24:02

 

Women's subtle body

  • The subtle physical body of a woman is very different than that of a man. The subtle physical body of men are much more denser, more tightly packed, fixed. The subtle physical body of a woman is much more pliant. [It is a better conductor of light]. It's much easier for a woman to absorb and to retain light and to change. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 4:07

 

  • Women need to work on power and claiming their power and bringing the power of the kundalini from the root chakra and bringing it right up to the top of the head and asserting themselves. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 25:54

 

Recommendations for woman

  • As a woman you [are to] feel powerful, to feel strong, to bring the kundalini up [...], to assert yourself, yet to be inaccessible in a world that doesn't like women, to realize that most men hate women, because they are afraid of them, [...] the power of women, because they realize that women are much more powerful than men. And there is something in the unenlightened side of men that fears that power. It doesn't understand that if it would open themselves to that power that that power would enter them and help them in their liberation. Fearing that power they seek to put it down. And there is something in the unenlightened side of women that allows that to take place. It doesn't want responsibility. It wants someone to make the decisions. Ultimately that is not satisfactory because then a woman will be drained, tired and discouraged. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 50:11

 

  • As a woman you have to work on power, independence, self-confidence, supporting other women, and not always running to a man for justification, for condolence, for support. [...] You have to realize you have tremendous power in your being and you can bring that power into eternity. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 46:01

 

Cultural error – Patriarchal conditioning of women

  • Everything is reversed in this age. Men appear to be more powerful than women while the opposite is really true. What appears to be light is dark and what appears to be dark is light. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1 minute 6:26

 

  • Women have a misunderstanding of their purpose as women. Women think of themselves as being women and they are not. Women have a preconceived notion of what it means to be a woman and this notion is incorrect. This notion has been given to them by our society, history, men and other women. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1 minute 5:55

 

  • For a woman to attain liberation she has to realize that she has everything she needs within herself. Women have become dependent upon men in our society. They feel that they have to draw power from a man. They build their identities around men, or around their children. And doing so they do themselves and all women, and men a great injustice. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 6:53

 

Women's liberation

  • It is easier for women to attain to spiritual liberation than it is for men to do so. A woman’s subtle physical body accepts light in this world much more readily than does a man's. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 00:08

 

Women and kundalini

  • Women access kundalini very easily, but women also pick up negative energy very easily and it affects them more than men. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, source unknown

 

Women's subtle energy – See also: Energy and subtle energy

  • Women are essentially much more powerful than men are. The kundalini flows through them much more readily. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 5:24

 

 

Sensitivity and intuition – See also: Sensitivity

 

Women and power

  • Women must realize that power is their true aspect and support other women. If men see you a certain way, the image that is projected onto you is not your real self. You have to become commanding and assume responsibility for your power. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, source unknown

 

  • With women their subtle physical body fade away much faster in this world. While the strength of a women is the fact that her subtle physical body is pliant and conducts energy it's also the thing that is problematic for her, particularly in this age. […] The destructive vibrations are very powerful. […] Men are not quite as affected by the vibratory forces of this world as women are. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 13:45

 

SEXUALITY
Sexuality – on the way to self-realization – See also: Sexuality

  • Sexuality is neither good nor bad. It depends how you approach it. Change is necessary. The most basic change that we make has to do with our sexual identity. Sex does not matter. It's not important, unless you make it important. People place much too great a charge on sexuality. It's not necessary to be celibate to attain enlightenment. It's necessary to be yourself. There will come a time though when you will probably be celibate for a while on your way to enlightenment in one incarnation or another. […] Then you'll return to relationships or sexuality perhaps when you have sufficient detachment so that it won't be sex anymore. When you're with someone it will be a giving, a pure self-effacement, pure giving, a transfer of energy. There won't be any desire. There will be no concern for the personal self or physical satisfaction. Then it can't be harmful. Your emotions won't get wrapped up. Every action will be service and self-giving. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 15:18 and minute 43:35

 

Men's sexuality

  • [F]or most men sexuality is filled with violence. In the act of sex itself, while making love, men become very hateful. They very often hate the women they are making love to. [...] It is because men are afraid of the power of women. They sense this tremendous power and rather than helping to foster it or accessing it they want to cover it over. They are afraid of their own impotence. And the unrefined masculine energy enters easily into a woman, particularly during sex. [...] Women affix themselves very readily emotionally, much more so than men do. When a woman falls in love she will think of the man she is in love with constantly. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 15:23

 

Self-actualizing men in relationship with women

  • In relationships with women it is necessary to be gentle and to foster the power of women, to realize that a great deal of wrong has been done [to women]. […] As a man who is working towards liberation you can aid women, mainly by leaving them alone and by not projecting sexual energy towards them. [...] It hurts her [subtle body]. [...] The macho image is absurd. [...] Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 26:38

 

Women's sexuality – ⚠ Demise of women's aura due to sexual contacts with men

  • If a woman kept her emotional relationships to a minimum and if she has relationships, sexual contact, to make sure that it is with a nice person, someone who is not sexually abusive, and most importantly for women is not allow herself to become emotionally wrapped up in a man or in men then she can retain the integrity of her subtle physical body. And with meditation that power will grow stronger every year. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 20:17

 

Both genders fear sexuality. – Men fear impotence, women fear an overflow of sexuality.

  • Men are terrified of their sexuality. They're all afraid of impotence. Women are terrified of their sexuality because they've got so much of it. And we live in a society that says they don't. And it's very incongruent because women are are told that they don't have sexuality, that men are sexual and women basically are not and actually quite the opposite is true in terms of the kundalini and the structure of the subtle physical [bodies]. Women are much more sexual – as Masters and Johnson have discovered – than men are and people are very put off by that. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, Sophisticated sexuality, minute 65:36, 73 minutes duration, 1983

 

Male disdain damages the female subtle body.

  • The damage that occurs to the subtle physical body of a woman occurs in several ways. Most of it is sexual. Most women lose their power in sexual relationships or simply by being exposed to the lower sexual energies of men. Sexuality is neither good nor bad. It depends on how you approach it. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, 1, minute 14:54

 

Sources featuring Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher
► Audio lectures The Lakshmi Series, presented by FrederickLenzFoundation.org, 1 of 30 recorded talks, 1982-1983
    ►
1 Women / Men and Self Realization, 54:16 minutes duration
► Audio lectures Insights: Talks on the Nature of Existence, FrederickLenzFoundation.org, 1 of 13 recorded talks, 1983
    ►
2 Why Don't More Women Attain Enlightenment?, 1:11:32 duration

 

⚠ Beware: Frederick Lenz was an abusive guru.
► * Mark E. Laxer, Take Me For A Ride. Coming Of Age In A Destructive Cult, presented by manybooks.net, 1993
On the trial of exiting the cult of Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher
Lenz-Watch. Appendix 1. Chronology/Biography. Frederick Lenz, aka Zen Master Rama

Quotes – Humorous

  • Woman are meant to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish dramatician, poet, writer

 

  • Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse. Golda Meir (1898-1978) Israeli founder, first female prime minister of Israel (1969-1974)

 

  • Men are stupid and women are crazy. And the reason women are so crazy is because men are so [...] stupid. George Carlin (1937-2008) controversial US American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor, author, audio presentation Men and Women, excerpt from "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?", YouTube film, 2:00 minutes duration, posted 3. September 2009

 

  • I got divorced recently. It was a mixed marriage. I'm human, he was Klingon. Carol Leifer (*1956) US American stand-up comedian, film producer, actress, writer, source unknown

 

  • It's a man's world, but women are running it, secretly. Cheri Oteri (*1962) US American comic actress, cast member on Saturday Night Live (1995-2000), source unknown

 

  • Women rule the world. It's not really worth fighting because they know what they're doing. Ask Napoleon. Ask Adam. Ask Richard Burton or Richie Sambora. Many a man has crumbled. Bon Jovi, US American rock band, Sayreville, New Jersey

 

  • Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake whole relationships. Sharon Stone (*1958) US American actress, film producer, former fashion model

 

  • If a man wants to truly communicate with a woman, he must enter her world of emotions. Gary Smalley, US American family counselor, president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center, author of books on family relationships from a Christian perspective

Weibliche Nobelpreisträgerinnen [Stand 2015]

Liste der unter 50 Nobelpreisträgerinnen – Stand 2015

༺༻VerleihungsjahrNameGeburtsjahrAnmerkung
                          Physik                          
1.19031. Marie Curie1867-1934 Pionierforscherin von Radioaktivität
2.1963Maria Goeppert-Mayer1906-1972 Erstellte das erste ausgeklügelte Modell der atomaren Struktur
                          Chemie                          
3.1911Marie Curie (2x)1867-1934 Entdeckte die Elemente Radium und Polonium
4.1935Irène Joliot-Curie1897-1956 Entdeckte die künstliche Radioaktivität
5.1964Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin1910-1994 Bestimmte die Kristallstruktur von Penizillin und Vitamin B12
6.2009Ada Yonath*1939 Entdeckte die atomare Struktur der Ribosomen des HIV-Virus
                          Physiologie – Medizin                          
7.1947Gerty Radnitz Cori1896-1957 Vertiefte die Kenntnisse des Stoffwechsels von Glykogen und Glukose
8.1977Rosalyn Sussman Yalow1921-2011 Entdeckte eine Methode zur Bestimmung von Proteinhormonen im Blut
9.1983Barbara McClintock1902-1992 Erforschte das Wachstum und die Entwicklung des Nervensystems ("springende Gene")
10.1986Rita Levi-Montalcini1909-2012 Erforschte das Wachstum und die Entwicklung des Nervensystems
11.1988Gertrude Elion19181-1999 Entdeckte die wichtigen Grundregeln der medikamentösen Behandlung von Patienten
12.1995Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard*1942 Entdeckte die genetischen Steuerungsmechanismen der frühen Kindheitsentwicklung
13.2004Linda B. Buck*1947 Entdeckte wie der menschliche Geruchssinn funktioniert
14.2008Françoise Barré-Sinoussi*1947 Entdeckte den menschlichen Immuninsuffizienz HIV-Virus
15.2009Elizabeth Blackburn*1948 Entdeckte die entscheidende Rolle von Telomeren im Alterungsprozess
16.2009Carol W. Greider*1961 Entdeckte die entscheidende Rolle von Telomeren im Alterungsprozess
17.2014May-Britt Moser*1963 Entdeckte die räumliche Orientierung und das räumliche Gedächtnis des menschlichen Gehirns
18.2015Tu Youyou*1930 Entdeckte eine Behandlungsmethode gegen Malaria
                          Frieden                          
19.1905Bertha von Suttner (Baronin)1843-1914 Anführerin der internationalen Friedensbewegung
20.1931Jane Addams1860-1935 Engagierte sich als Sozialarbeiterin in der Friedensbewegung
21.1946Emily Greene Balch1867-1961 Anführerin der amerikanischen Friedensbewegung
22.1976Betty Williams*1943 Gründerin einer Graswurzelbewegung gegen gewalttätige Angriffe in Nordirland
23.1976Mairead Corrigan*1944 Gründete eine Graswurzelbewegung gegen gewalttätige Angriffe  in Nordirland
24.1979Mutter Teresa1910-1997 Der von ihr gegründete Orden setzte sich für die Arme, Kranke und Sterbende in Kalkutta und weltweit ein.
25.1982[[wp:Alva Myrdal|Alva Myrdal]]1902-1986 Entscheidende Mitwirkung bei Abrüstungsverhandlungen der Vereinten Nationen
26.1991Aung San Suu Kyi*1945 Vorkämpferin für Demokratie und Menschenrechte in Myanmar
27.1992Rigoberta Menchú Tum*1959 Vorkämpferin der Rechte von Ureinwohnern
28.1997Jody Williams*1950 Friedensaktivistin und Vorkämpferin gegen Landminen
29.2003Schirin Ebadi*1947 Anwältin und Aktivistin für Menschenrechte
30.2004Wangari Maathai1940-2011 Gründerin der Wiederaufforstungs-Bewegung in Afrika
31.2011Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf*1938 Verfechterin von Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und demokratischen Verfahren in Liberien
32.2011Leymah Gbowee*1972 Politische Aktivistin für Frauenrechte, Frieden, und sozialer Gerechtigkeit
33.2011Tawakkul Karman*1979 Führende Aktivistin für Frauenrechte in Yemen
                          Literatur                          
34.1909Selma Lagerlöf1858-1940 Geschichtenerzählerin und Malerin über das Leben von Bauern
35.1926Grazia Deledda1871-1936 Beschrieb das harte Leben in Sardinien in ihren Gedichten
36.1928Sigrid Undset1882-1949 Beschrieb anschaulich das Leben der Frauen im Mittelalter
37.1938Pearl S. Buck1892-1973 Beschrieb das Leben von chinesischen Bauern
38.1945Gabriela Mistral1889-1957 Schrieb Lyrik und Gedichte über Liebe, Verrat und die Natur
39.1966Nelly Sachs1891-1970 Präsentierte das Kulturerbe des jüdischen Volkes
40.1991Nadine Gordimer*1923 Beschrieb die Auswirkungen von Apartheitspolitik
41.1993Toni Morrison*1931 Beschrieb die historische Rolle der afrikanisch-amerikanischen Frauen in der US-Gesellschaft
42.1996Wisława Szymborska*1923 Schrieb Gedichte, welche die Vergangenheit mit der Gegenwart verbinden
43.2004Elfriede Jelinek*1946 Beschrieb die Absurdität von gesellschaftlichen Clichés in ihren Büchern
44.2007Doris Lessing*1919 Schrieb darüber, wie und weshalb Menschen leben
45.2009Herta Müller*1953 Schildert Korruption, Intoleranz und Unterdrückung in Büchern
46.2013Alice Munro*1931 Meisterin zeitgenössischer Kurzgeschichten
47.2015Swetlana A. Alexijewitsch*1948 Verlieh dem post-sovietischen Einzelmenschen eine Stimme
                          Wirtschaftswissenschaft                          
48.2009Elinor Ostrom*1933 Akademische Expertin für die Verwaltung von Gemeinschaftsgütern
                          Kinderrecht auf Bildung                          
49.2014Malala Yousafzai*1997 Verfechterin des Kinderrechts auf Bildung

 

BEACHTE: Bis 2010 wurden insgesamt 773 Nobelpreise in den fünf klassischen Kategorien vergeben, davon gingen 710 an Männer, 40 an Frauen und 23 an Organisationen. Einzige Mehrfachpreisträgerin ist Marie Curie. Der Frauenanteil unter den Preisträgern beträgt in den klassischen Kategorien 5,6 %. Inklusive des Preises für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, der erst einmal an eine Frau verliehen wurde, ergibt sich ein Anteil von 5,3%.

 

If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off […] no matter what they say. Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) US American scientist, botanist, cytogeneticist, Nobel Prize laureate
in physiology or medicine, 1983, Wilhelm Odelberg, editor, The Nobel Prizes 1983, Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, 1984

 

Referenz: de.Wikipedia-Eintrag ►  Liste der weiblichen Nobelpreisträgerinnen und ► Liste von Frauenanteilen in der Berufswelt – Nobelpreise
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry List of female Nobel laureates
Reference: ► Video clip Women who changed the world, presented by Nobelprize.org, YouTube film, 2:07 minute duration, posted 9. March 2016
Impactful work and achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize

Englische Texte – English section on Women

Three waves of American feminism

Evolutionary stages of American feminism
Wave
of feminism
Time frameLegendKey figures
First WaveLate 19th-early 20th centuryOpening up various opportunities for women (right to vote was denied to women); empowerment of women
Social movements: abolitionist and temperance movements
Feminists felt morally superior towards men.
Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Second Wave1960s-1990sConnected to contemporary social movements: anti-Vietnam protests, civil rights movement, equality in employment, sexual harassment, empowerment of women
Collaborative women were seen able to bring about a peaceful world.
Gloria Steinem
Betty Friedan
Third Wave2000-2010sYoung women raising their voices
Interest in various groups of women: women of color; lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered women, low income women
Rebecca Walker2
Naomi Wolf3
Source: ► Article A Brief History: The Three Waves of Feminism, presented by
Progressive Women Leadership, Caroline Dorey-Stein, 22. September 2015

Iceland's crowdfunding – women taking the lead

Supposedly the winner of the financial gambling game in Europe, Iceland (~300,000 inhabitants) faced bancruptcy as a result of the long-lasting international banking crisis in September 2008. Iceland's three largest private banks failed. Their market lost 90% of its value. The financial fall was the result of only male leaders tempted by baits offered to them by economic hitmen working on behalf of the international financial elite. Since the 2008 crash Big Media kept ignoring the phenomenal Icelandic revolution.

  Source: ► en.Wikipedia entry 2009 Icelandic financial crisis protests [Kitchenware Revolution]

 

Icelandic revolution led by women (2008-2012)
༺༺Time·line༻༻History evolving
2008Iceland was in bankruptcy. The main bank of Iceland was nationalized. The Krona, the currency of Iceland, was devaluated and the stock market halted.
Beginning 2009Initiated by women, citizens protested in front of the parliament which resulted in new elections. The male leaders and bankers were held accountable for the country’s economic and financial collapse.
23. January 2009Prime minister Geir Haarde and his whole government resigned.
2009A bill proposed debt repayment to Great Britain and Holland (3,500 million € at a monthly rate with 5.5% interest) by the people of Iceland during the next 15 years.
January 2010The Icelandic people protested this debt repayment proposal and demanded a referendum which was subsequently approved by Iceland's president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
March 2010The resulting referendum denied the payment of debts by 93% of the votes.4
March 2010Governmental investigations on those parties responsible for the financial crisis led to the prosecution of 200 individuals. High level executives and bankers were arrested. Former Icelandic prime minister Geir Haarde was on trial of charges of negligence over the 2008 financial crisis.
February 2011Out of the 522 candidates 25 chosen Icelandic citizens with no political affiliation formed a constitutional assembly to write a new national Constitution by synthesizing the recommendations handed in by citizens.
28. January 2013The EFTA Court in Luxemburg cleared Iceland of all charges by UK and the Netherlands. No loan agreement will be settled with the Icelandic state.5

 

Iceland is being governed by women since 2009.
༺༺Time·line༻༻History evolving
August 1980Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was the world’s first female president of Iceland (1980-1996) who had been democratically elected.
October 2008Birna Einarsdóttir (*1961) became the female CEO of Glitnir bank, newly named New Íslandsbanki.
1. February 2009Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, social democrat, lesbian, became Iceland's first female prime minister.
May 2009Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir (*1949) became the female speaker of the Icelandic Parliament (Alþingi).
April 2012Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir was elected as the first female bishop of Iceland's state church.
30. June 2012Iceland's male president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (*1943) since 1996 was re-elected for his fifth term.
A young mother ran unsuccessfully for the office of president as well.
201241% (5 of 12) women held seats in the Icelandic government.
2017Nearly 50% of lawmakers in the Icelandic parliament are women.
2017/2018Iceland plan to pass a law requiring equal pay from companies for men and women delivering the same kind of work – effective from January 2018.

 

Written references
► Article Iceland's amazing success taking back their country from the international banker gangs controlling the world, presented by voicesweb.org, Bill, 17. July 2012
► Article Gender equality. Information on Gender Equality Issues in Iceland, Centre for Gender Equality Iceland, updated January 2012
► Bjarni S. Jonsson, management consultant, expert on large-scale systemic change Nordic consulting firm Capacent with about 500 specialists in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Finland, Notes from the Field Iceland National Assembly. A Short History from a Personal Perspective, presented by the Integral Leadership Review, Volume X, No. 1, January 2010
► Article Why Did The Media Keep The Recent Peaceful Icelandic Revolution Quiet?, presented by Collective Evolution, Joe Martino, 11. January 2013
► Article Still fighting: Iceland sentences 26 bankers to a combined 74 years in prison, presented by the decentralized direct action group's website US Uncut, James Wood, reissued by Sott.net, 22. October 2015
► Article Breaking: Iceland Passes Law Requiring Equal Pay For Men And Women, Amanda Froelich, 10. March 2017
Audio and video sources
► Video interview with Hordur Torfason (*1946) Icelandic persecuted non grata homosexual, actor, singer, human rights and democracy activist, leader of the Iceland political revolution, Iceland's Revolution Leader Hordur Torfason, presented by People's Congress, hosts John Mulkins and Kelly Gerling, 59:29 minutes duration, aired 3. June 2012
Following a bank holiday on October 6, 2008 Torfason began to initiate a peaceful, weekly-persistant, legal, simple revolution in Iceland (2008-2012). He asked two questions, "What has happened to our country?", and "What are we going to do about it?" People subsequently agreed upon pressing three claims
1) the government to step down;
2) the board of the national bank to step down;
3) the board of the financial supervisory authority to step down.
Five months later during 2009: 1) The government, the national bankers and their supervisors resigned.
2) Private Icelandic bankers were prosecuted and jailed.
3) A new constitution was written by the people.
4) First the Icelandic banks were nationalized, then privatized again.
5) Since 2009 Icelandic people kept integrating the shocking news about the depth of the corrupted debt-money system.

► Video interview with Hordur Torfason (*1946) Icelandic persecuted non grata homosexual, actor, singer, poet, human rights and democracy activist, leader of the Iceland political revolution, Iceland's Peaceful Revolution, interoccupy.net, host Mark Taylor-Canfie, US American journalist, 1. August 2012, YouTube film, 34:57 minutes duration, posted 2. February 2013
► Video TV interview with Iceland's president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Iceland's Unconventional Comeback – LASST DIE BANKEN PLEITE GEHEN!, Davos-Kloster, January 2013, presented by the US American basic cable and satellite news television channel
Fox News, program After the Bell, YouTube film, 5:49 minutes duration, posted 10. February 2013
See also: ► Politics

 

Reference: ► Cutting Loose: Hungary pays off IMF debt, may eye EU exit, presented by Russia Today (RT), first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel, YouTube film, 3:11 minutes duration, posted 18. August 2013

 

Referenzen (Print, Audio und Videomedien):
► Radiobeitrag zu Islands Verfassungs-Experiment Das Verfassungsreferendum in Island Modell für mehr Bürgernähe in Europa?, präsentiert von der deutschen Hörfunkanstalt Deutschlandradio, Hörprogramm Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Moderator Maximilian Steinbeis, Sendetermin 21. Oktober 2012
► Video Dokumentation Islands eindrucksvoller Weg aus der Schuldenkrise, präsentiert vom deutschen TV-Sender ARD, Sendung Plusminus, 22. August 2012, YouTube Film, Minute 6:12, 6:40 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 3. September 2012
♦ Entscheidung für den steinigen sozialen Weg der Volksentscheidung gegen die geplante Bankenrettung:
"Island hat sich dafür entschieden, den demokratischen Weg zu gehen. Und ich glaube, das ist auch ein Grund dafür, warum sich unsere Wirtschaft so viel besser und schneller erholt hat als jede andere Volkswirtschaft in Europa." Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (*1943) isländischer Politiker, fünfter isländischer Staatspräsident
"In unserem Fall haben wir uns dafür entschieden, die [drei] Banken [Islands] pleite gehen zu lassen. Es sind private Banken, und wie ich schon sagte, habe ich nie verstanden, aus welchem Grund Banken als die heiligen Kirchen der modernen Wirtschaft angesehen werden. […] Wir haben entgegen den orthodoxen Sichtweisen der Finanzwelt gehandelt, die in den Vereinigten Staaten und Europa vorherrschen. Und nun, vier Jahre später, erholt sich Island in bemerkenswerter Weise." Interview mit Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (*1943) isländischer Politiker, fünfter isländischer Staatspräsident, Weltwirtschaftsforum (WEF), Davos-Klosters, präsentiert von dem US-amerikanischen Kabel- und Satellit-Nachrichtensender Fox News Channel, After the Bell, 26. Januar 2012
► Artikel Blogartikel Globale Elite aus Island rausgeworfen: Island setzt korrupte Regierung ab und verhaftet alle Rothschild Banker, präsentiert von Mach die Augen auf und tu was, 16. Juli 2012
► Artikel Island setzt korrupte Regierung ab und verhaftet alle Rockefeller und Rothschild Bankster, präsentiert von Pravda-TV.com, 17. Juli 2012
► Artikel Island verabschiedet das erste Gesetz der Welt, das gleiche Bezahlung für Männer und Frauen festlegt, präsentiert von PIQD, Daniel Schreiber, 30. März 2017
Siehe auch: ► Globaler Index zur Geschlechterkluft – Ländervergleich 2009-2012 and ► Politik

Evaluating male and female leadership qualities – Pew Survey 2008


Men vs. Women – Assessment of eight essential leadership qualities
2,250 surveyed adult US Americans voted:
Women express by far more specific leadership traits more explicitely than men.
ItemQualityVotes for womenVotes for menEqual votes for both genders
1.Honesty75%25%n/a
2.Intelligence75%25%n/a
3.Compassion75%25%n/a
4.Creativity75%25%n/a
5.Outgoingness75%25%n/a
6.Hard work50%50%YES
7.Ambition50%50%YES
8.Decisiveness39%61%n/a
2,250 surveyed adult US Americans voted:
As for political leadership men are far more trusted than women.

Item
QualityVotes for womenVotes for menEqual votes for both genders
9.Political leadership6%21%69%
Source: ► Pew Research Center survey A Paradox in Public Attitudes Men or Women: Who’s the Better Leader?, 25. August 2008
See also: ► Women's leadership supersedes men's leadership

 

The presence and the expertise and the bravery of Hillary Clinton changed the molecules in the air kind of so that we now can imagine female chief of state in a way we couldn't before. But I think the inability to see women in leadership in public life is indeed because we still associate female authority with childhood. That's when we see female strength.  Video interview with Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, Gloria Steinem Visits BG, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 24. September 2012, presented by American TV station 13abc, host C. Williams, YouTube film, minute 1:17, 2:36 minutes duration, posted 17. February 2013

What really turned me off was what I call secret police. When she [then-first lady Hillary Clinton hired this fleet of detectives to go around examining all of the women who had been identified with [victimized and sexually harassed by] Clinton.
➤ Not for the purpose of divorcing Clinton.
➤ Not for the purpose of getting him to stop
➤ but for the purpose of developing blackmail material on these woman [to smear their character] to cow them into silence
that had a Nixonian quality that I hold against her and I continue to.  Dick Morris (*1946) US American pollster, political (campaign) consultant, former advisor to then-president Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton 'Hired Secret Police To Go After Woman Victimized By Bill,' Dick Morris Reveals, presented by HNGN, Rida Ahmed, cited in: US American TV station OraTV, program "Politicking", host Larry King, 1. November 2014

Ten core values for evolving women

Core virtuous behaviors embodied by maturing women
Dedicated to the creative potential of the relationship of maturing men and women
Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D. suggests women to embody the following core values:
༺༻Mature·behaviorLegend
1.Holding an evolutionary perspectiveConsciously evolving woman acknowledges her biological, psychological, and social conditioning and draws on her true self devoted to the process of human evolution.
2.Trusting in lifeWitnessing woman keeps releasing control urges. She incorporates to the best of her abilities spirit, undefended innocence, dignity.
3.Taking responsibility for evolutionWoman is aware of interconnectedness and cares to evolve in consciousness.
4.Realizing unity with other womenConsciously evolving woman is trustingly, transparently, and passionately bonding with her sisters, taking responsibility of her programmed urge to compete with others and outshining it.
5.Being emotionally rationalConscious woman is aware of her survival impulses, developing emotional maturity by is releasing culturally programmed fears and desires.
6.Standing autonomously and not waveringConsciously evolving woman abstains from manipulative games and is cultivating simple, gentle-straight radical sovereignty in her relationships.
7.Relinquishing sexual powerConscious woman refrains from seduction to win over. Her sexual relationships become profoundly intimate and straightforward.
8.Leading by exampleWilling to pioneer leadership conscious woman remains vulnerable and authentic, following her inner guidance transparently and humbly.
9.Being trustworthyWoman devoted to a higher purpose remains honest and authentic when challenged.
10.Rejecting victimhoodResponsible woman is not a victim. She cocreated history with men.
Inspired by ► Article The Integral Relationship, presented by the dissolved US American magazine WIE? / EnlightenNext,
Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., US American gender researcher, senior teacher of evolutionary enlightenment,
cultural commentator, senior editor of the dissolved magazine WIE / EnlightenNext (2002-2011), author, 2010

 

What women want from men – Jed Diamond

Women's wishes for their male partner to be like
༺༻                                       Woman's wish                                       
1.A woman wants – a man she can trust.
2.A woman wants – a man who is safe to be with.
3.A woman wants – a man who understands her inherent fears.
4.A woman wants – a man who is attuned to her needs.◊ Attend ◊ Turn toward ◊ Understand
◊ Non-defensive listeningEmpathize
5.A woman wants – a man who can handle emotional engagement.
Source: ► Article The Man’s Guide to Women: 5 Things Women Want Men to Know About Fear, Sex, and Love,
presented by MenAlive, Jed Diamond, Ph.D., US American psychotherapist, author, 10. March 2017

Too hard to control – Wangari Maathai

Nine women out of 94 won the Nobel peace prize. Three of which are regular folk. Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) is one of them.

 


Wangari Maathai

The first African woman who was honored by an international committee in 2004 for her endeavors in democracy, equal rights and the Green Belt Movement experienced thirty years of ridicule and barrage by the press. She was frowned at, beaten up by land owners, nearly murdered, imprisoned again and again, until the long term ruling party of Kenya was excelled, and the new one took her on as environmental minister.

 

In 1971 Wangari Maathai became the first woman in East and Central Africa to gain a Ph.D. who subsequently lectured at the University College of Nairobi. When her husband ran for a political office in parliament she was wary of accusations of being "a white woman in black skin". Maathai recounts: "It was an unspoken problem that I and not my husband had a Ph.D. and taught at the university." Trained as "a good African woman", she treated the supporters and detractors of her husband with respect.

 

After ten years of marriage her husband Mwangi Mathai, then a Member of Parliament, left her in 1977 and later divorced her, who was willing to reconciliate. He explained in public in 1980s:

"She was too educated, too strong-minded for a woman, too successful, too stubborn, and too hard for me to control."

 

Ninety percent of the members of Maathai's tree-planting movement were women. She said:

"The biggest impact of the ''Green Belt Movement is the sense of hope and power it gives to ordinary women.
The women respond so quickly to a common cause as they see it as a way to help the community at large."

Will ⇔ willingness


Old Man and Young Woman
Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)

 

Someone took a youth to a sage and said: Look, he is being corrupted by women.
The sage shook his head and smiled. It is men, said he, that corrupt women; and all the failings of women should be atoned and improved in men. For it is man who creates for himself the image of woman, and woman forms herself according to this image.

 

You are too kindhearted about women, said one of those present; you do not know them.
The sage replied: Will is the manner of men; willingness that of women. That is the law of the sexes – truly, a hard law for women. All of humanity is innocent of its existence; but women are doubly innocent. Who could have oil and kindness enough for them?

 

Damn oil! Damn kindness! Someone else shouted out of the crowd; Women need to be educated better!
Men need to be educated better, said the sage and beckoned to the youth to follow him. –
The youth, however, did not follow him.

 

Source: ► Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) German classical scholar, philologist, philosopher, critic of culture, writer,
The Gay Science [Die fröhliche Wissenschaft], Leipzig, 1882, Random House, New York, 1974
Siehe auch: ► Wille ⇔ Willigkeit

Women and men – water and fire


Nanna, 1850
Anselm Feuerbach (1829-1880) German painter

* * *

Woman prevails over the wise and intelligent,
While, on the other hand, ignorant men prevail over woman,
for in them the fierceness of the animal is imprisoned.
They lack tenderness, kindness, and affection,
because animality predominates over their human nature.
Love and tenderness are human qualities,
anger and lust are animal qualities.

Woman is a ray of God, she is not that earthly beloved:
she is creative, you might say she is not created.

Alternative translation:
This woman, who is your beloved, is in fact a ray of His light,
She is not a mere creature. She is like a creator.


The water prevailed over [extinguished] the fire
by its dread onset, [but] the fire makes it seethe
when it [the water] is screened [hidden in the cauldron].


* * *

Source: ► Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi (1207-1273) Persian Muslim Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian, poet, R.A. Nicholson, translator,
The Masnavi. Book One, S. 122-123, Gibb Memorial Series, London, 1926, Oxford University Press, 1st edition 10. July 2008

Hymn to the eternal female

          I appeared from the beginning of the world.          

 

Everything in the Universe is a work of unification and fertilization – occurring through the gathering of the elements, who look for each other, melt together two by two and are thus reborn in a third. [...]

 

I am the uniting face of all existence – I am the god scent, attracting them in freedom and passion on the path to their union and to Myself.
Through me everything moves and relates. I am the female essence. In life I have begun to reveal my Self.

 


Iris, Georgia O'Keefe

When a man loves a women he has, first, the notion that he approaches an individual being, just as he is, who he embraces as well as he can, and who he joins with freely.
While he surrounds my face with a nimbus he discovers a radiation, making his heart receptive and all things shine.

 

He interprets the shining of my essence as a subjective reflection of his enthusiastic mind, or a mere reflection of my beauty on the multiple facets of nature. Soon, however, he is astonished by the monster emerging within him when I approach. He realizes that he can only unite with me if he allows himself the inevitability of touch, as a servant of the universal work of Creation.

 

He thought that, on my side, he would find a companion: but he realizes now that in me he touches the mysterious power, the mysterious secret that takes him.

 

Those who find me are standing at the entrance of all things [...]
I am the magic of the universal presence and its many-faced smile.
I am the access to the heart of All Creation – the gateway to the Earth – the initiation [...]

 

Those who take me surrender to me and will be taken by the Universe [...]

 

When he realized that I was the Universe for him he believed he could embrace me with his arms.
He wanted to lock himself to me in a closed world of two where we would be enough for each other. [...]
Exactly in this moment I vanished from his hands [...] it may have seemed as if I were the doom of humanity – the temptation. [...]
From the moment you try to hold me and possess me as a totally willing figure, you suffocate me. [...]
You spoil me, purposefully you turn my essence upside down. [...]
But I seduce the light I take with me, into freedom. [...]
I am the incorruptible beauty of the future, the female ideal.

 

Source: ► Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French philosopher, Jesuit priest, trained paleontologist,
trained geologist, Hymn to the Eternal Female, Verzy, France, 19.-25. March 1918
English translation of a German translation of a French original

Forbes list of 100 Women Who Run The World (2012)

RankNameAgeCountryPositionCategory
1Angela Merkel58GermanyChancellor
FRG
Politics
2 Hillary Clinton65United StatesSecretary of StatePolitics
3Dilma Rousseff64BrazilPresidentPolitics
4Melinda Gates48United StatesCo-Chair
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Humanitarian
5Jill Abramson58United StatesExecutive Editor
Executive editor for The New York Times
Media
6Sonia Gandhi66IndiaPresident
Indian National Congress
Politics
7Michelle Obama48United StatesFirst LadyPolitics
8Christine Lagarde56FranceManaging Director
International Monetary Fund
Humanitarian
9Janet Napolitano55United StatesSecretary
Department of Homeland Security
Politics
10Sheryl Sandberg43United StatesCOO
Facebook
Technology
Source: ► The 100 Women Who Run The World, presented by US American business magazine Forbes, 2012

Forbes list of 100 Women Who Run The World (2013)

RankNameAgeCountryPositionCategory
1Angela Merkel56GermanyChancellor
FRG
Politics
2Dilma Rousseff65BrazilPresidentPolitics
3Melinda Gates49United StatesCo-Chair
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Humanitarian
4Michelle Obama49United StatesFirst LadyPolitics
5 Hillary Clinton66United StatesSecretary of StatePolitics
6Sheryl Sandberg44United StatesCOO
Facebook
Technology
7Christine Lagarde57FranceManaging Director
International Monetary Fund
Humanitarian
8Janet Napolitano55United StatesSecretary
Department of Homeland Security
Politics
9Sonia Gandhi67IndiaPresident
Indian National Congress
Politics
10Indra Nooyi57United StatesCEO, PepsiCoBusiness
Source: ► The 100 Women Who Run The World, presented by US American business magazine Forbes, 2013

Statistics on women

  • 49.9% of the global population are women.
  • 70% of the world's women live in abject poverty.
  • 70% of the 130 million children in the world who miss school education are girls.
  • 22% of the world's general prisoners are women.
  • Less than 16% of all the world's terrorists are women.
  • 14% of the world's violent criminals are women.
  • 10% of the world's murderers are women.
  • Women do two thirds of all the work in the world.
  • Women get paid 10% of the salaries in the world.
  • Women worldwide own 1% of the property/wealth in the world.
  • 1% or less of the world's landowners are women.

 

Sources:
Women Undernews, presented by The Progressive Review, 2011
Article: Missing women – missing men!? Are there more men or more women on earth?, presented by genderdebate.com, 29. February 2012
Video keynote address by Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, 2012 Polly Wheeler Guth '44 Leader in Residence, presented by girl's school Chatham Hall, VA, 17. January 2012, YouTube film, minute 34:42, 1:21:48 duration, posted by Chatham Hall, 19. April 24 2012
Siehe auch: ► Statistics

 

Links zu Themen Frauen, Göttin, Feminismus, Emanzipation / Women, Goddess, feminism, emancipation

Literatur (inklusive Filme)

  • Und ewig lockt das Weib Filmtitel eines Films von Regisseur Roger Vadim, 1956
    • Et dieu crée la femme (französischer Originaltitel)

US-amerikanischer Originaltitel When God was a woman, 1976

Feministische Grundlagenwerk Ende der vierziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts

Märchendeutung nach Grundsätzen der jungianischen Psychologie

Umstrittenes Buch

Literature (engl.)

Recension: "...the little book that started a revolution"

Presenting quotes by Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda, Cameron Diaz, Melissa Etheridge, Eve Ensler, Isabel Allende, Elizabeth Lesser, Jane Goodall

Externe Weblinks



  • Frauenbiografien-Datenbank Fembio


Über die Rolle von Frauen, Weiblichkeit und Maria Magdalena in der Bibel

Über das weibliche Gehirn

  • Artikel Die Rückkehr der Großen Göttin, Teil 1 und Teil 2, präsentiert von Neue Akropolis, Abenteuer Philosophie Rotraud Plattner
    • Die Bedeutung der Mythen des Matriarchats, PDF, Heft Nr. 78, 2006
    • Die Symbole des Weiblichen, Heft Nr. 79, 2006
  • Interview mit Ricardo Coler, argentinischer Arzt, Journalist, Matriarchat: Männer leben besser, wo Frauen das Sagen haben, präsentiert vom deutschen Nachrichtenmagazin Spiegel online, 27. Mai 2009

Zwei Monate zu Besuch bei den matriarchalisch organisierten Mosuo in Südchina: Mosuo-Männer besitzen keine Autorität. Gewalt gibt es nicht.


Linklose Artikel

  • 3-teiliger Artikel von Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., US-amerikanische Genderforscherin, Lehrerin, Chefredakteurin des aufgelösten Magazins WIE / EnlightenNext (2002-2011), Kulturkommentatorin, Autorin, präsentiert von dem deutschen Magazin Was ist Erleuchtung?, 2005
    • Wo sind die Frauen?, Teil 1, Heft 17, 2005

Über den Stand des Feminimus: Der Trend, sich in Sicherheit, Sex, gute-Mädchen-, böse-Mädchen-Mentalität zurückzuziehen, wurde noch nicht gebrochen durch spirit-mutige Frauen.

  • Wo sind die Frauen. Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Frauenbefreiung, Teil 2, Heft 18, 2005
  • Wo sind die Frauen? Jenseits des Weiblich-Göttlichen, Teil 3, Heft 20, 2005/2006
  • Artikel Das Göttlich-Weibliche, enthüllt. Führt uns eine weibliche Spiritualität über das Patriarchat hinaus?, präsentiert von dem deutschen Magazin Was ist Erleuchtung?, Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., US-amerikanische Genderforscherin, Lehrerin, Chefredakteurin des aufgelösten Magazins WIE / EnlightenNext (2002-2011), Kulturkommentatorin, Autorin, Heft 27, ~2007/2008

Männerthemen

External web links (engl.)



  • WomanStats Database, the world's most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women


A research project led by Jean M. Twenge, US American psychology professor, San Diego State University, W. Keith Campbell and Brittany Gentile, both University of Georgia, tracked pronouns by gender in 1.2 million texts i.e. published works (1900-2008) in the Google Books archive containing 4% of books ever published. The survey found that the "gender pronoun gap" has changed in favor of she.

Violence against women and girls – Sexual exploitation and trafficking of women and girls – Education, derived from: Nicholas D. Kristof (*1959) US American journalist, The New York Times op-ed columnist, author, two-fold Pulitzer prize laureate, Sheryl WuDunn (*1959) US American business executive, philanthropy expert, lecturer, writer, Pulitzer Prize  laureate, Half the Sky. Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Alfred A. Knopf, 8. September 2009, Vintage, reprint edition 1. June 2010

Audio- und Videolinks

Die Mütterfeindlichkeit des modernen Feminismus ist hochgradig gesellschaftsschädlich. Bis zu 50% der Persönlichkeit eines Menschen werden bereits im Mutterleib, Geburt und Stillphase festgelegt. Die Stress- oder Glückshormone, Nahrung, Sinneseindrücke im Leib der Mutter prägten das Kind maßgeblich.

Audio and video links (engl.)

Female archetypes: Eve, Helena, Virgin Mary, Sophia (wisdom of God)

After rereading Freud's thesis on the mental label "women's masochism", defined as "pleasure in pain", Caplan, missing the term 'Macho personality disorder' defeated Freud in 'The Myth of Women's Masochism.' 'Women's masochism' was redefined as selfdefeating personality disorder, proposed in DSM III-R for further review.

Reclaiming the magical feminine in midlife

The possibilities for women at midlife

Inspirational stories and images of women who are changing the world

Women want iron to cover their menstrual blood loss – Humans spent 99% of their experience as hunters/gatherers (tribes consisted of 150-225 persons; hunting parties consisted of 9-12 men in their prime) – Female Orgasm – G-Spot as the antedote to birth pain – Humans exhibit the most expressive homosexuality for extra? – Youth, health and beauty [subcutaneous fat, pheromenes] most attracts men to women

  • Video presentation by Jean Houston, Ph.D. (*1937) US American psychologist, philosopher, cultural anthropologist, scholar, pioneer of the Human Potential movement, leading figure in the cross-cultural study of New Thought spirituality and ritual processes, visionary lecturer, author, Our Personal Mythology, presented by US American Conscious Media Network via Gaiam TV, host Regina Meredith, 49:23 minutes duration, posted January 2009   Subject to fee
  • Keynote speech by Oprah Winfrey (*1954) US American talk show host, actress, visionary, billionaire, philanthropist, What Women Want, sponsored by magazine Marie Claire, May 2006, 12:11 minutes duration, posted 18. January 2009   Link deleted
  • Humorous! Video presentation by Mark Gungor, US American pastor, comedian, marriage counselor, international speaker, Boxes vs. Wires, YouTube film, 7:51 minutes duration, posted 16. March 2009

Differences between male and female brains; "Men have scientific minds/brains filled with strictly separated boxes including a favored no-thing box.", discovered in a study issued by University of Pennsylvania

"Women's brains are made up of a big ball of wire. And everything is connected to everything."

The revolutionary potential of women today and the next phase in human evolution

Commenting on recent women studies

  • Video presentation by Eve Ensler (*1953) US American performer, feminist, activist, playwright, Embrace your inner girl, presented by TED Talks India, 19:55 minutes duration, filmed November 2009, posted January 2010
  • Video presentation by Nina Simons, US American social entrepreneur and co-CEO and cofounder of Bioneers, presented by Bioneers Conference 2009, YouTube film, posted 25. November 2009

Referring to XIV. Dalai Lama's quote on western women's leadership September 2009 Minute 0:52-1:16

On the divine masculine (I/Mind) and the Divine Feminine (AM/Heart)

The gatekeeper and the gateway are the same – the way to a woman's innermost heart.

Men have 6.5 times more grey matter [thinking neurons], a better spatial orientation and maths skills than women.
Women have 10 times more white matter [connective neurons], 12% more closer knit neurons and a bigger corpus callosum than men. Brainwise women are better equipped for problem solving than men.

Audio and video links (engl.) – Jean Shinoda Bolen

Message from Mother Earth. Call all the women

"When women are strong together, women can be fiercely protective of what we love."

Audio and video links (engl.) – Riane Eisler

  • Video presentation by Riane Eisler, Ph.D., J.D. (*1937) Austrian-born US American scholar, cultural macrohistorian, sociologist, partnership researcher, social activist, author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, Honoring Women Worldwide, presented and sponsored by HonoringWomenWorldwide.org, YouTube film excerpt, 3:35 minutes duration, posted 13. June 2007

Linkless video

  • Video keynote address by Riane Eisler, Ph.D., J.D. (*1937) Austrian-born US American scholar, cultural macrohistorian, sociologist, partnership researcher, social activist, president of Center for Partnership Studies, author, Empowering Women and Building a Better World, sponsored by Civil Society Development Forum, Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO)'s  Women’s Human Rights and Development: Inclusion, Participation, and Equality, New York, presented by blip.tv, 22 minutes duration, 4. May 2010

Audio and video links (engl.) – Helen Fisher

Audio and video links (engl.) – Jane Fonda

Featuring Fonda's disease to please, her new found spirituality (raised as an atheist, last married to atheist Ted Turner), becoming whole, her film career, her three marriages, her activism opposing the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, her relationships with her children.

  • Women@Google interview with Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, political activist, philanthropist, speaker, author, Gloria Steinem gloriasteinem.com (*1934) leading US American feminist of the new women's movement, visionary and political activist, journalist, writer, Gloria Steinem & Jane Fonda, host Eric Schmidt, US American CEO of Google, recorded 19. September 2006, YouTube film, 1:05:25 minutes duration, posted 27. September 2006, reposted 11. November 2015
  • Video presentation by Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, political activist, philanthropist, speaker, author, Women and the Media, Alternative media, Women's issues, War, Media Reform Conference 2007, Memphis TN, produced by Snowshoefilms, Trueveo video, 28:09 minutes duration, 14. January 2007
  • Confessional invigorating speech by Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, political activist, philanthropist, speaker, author, My Life So Far, presented by the satellite television channel University of California Television (UCTV), UC Santa Barbara, series "Voices", July 2006, Show ID:11755, 1. Mai 2006, YouTube film, 1:29:37 duration, posted 25. February 2008

Audio and video links (engl.) – Carol Gilligan

Audio and video links (engl.) – Margaret Heffernan

Audio and video links (engl.) – Barbara Marx Hubbard

Preview of Interview with Barbara Marx Hubbard, YouTube film, 2:55 minutes duration, posted 30. August 2010

Emergence of the liberated older woman

Audio links (engl.) – Lucia René

Audios featuring and presented by Lucia René, US American mystic, author, ordained Buddhist monk, spiritual teacher, woman's activist, author
TypeOfferingHeadingSponsor ♦ Location ♦ P-DateMinutes, durationAiring date
AudioTeleconference collectionPublic Teleconference Archive – 06/08/10-09/24/16Lucia René./.2010-2017
AudioInterview collectionLucia Interview Archive – 03/08/2010-06/11/2016Lucia René./.2010-2017
AudioRadio interview
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A Novel Way to Move Beyond the PatriarchyWeb radio program Emotionalpro, host Ilene Dillon60:1118. March 2010
AudioRadio interviewUnplugging From the PatriarchyAlign Shine Prosper Internet Radio, host Doreen Agostino42:3424. March 2010
AudioRadio interviewUnplugging the PatriarchyWeb radio station Tidings, host Hazel Kahan30:007. April 2010
Archived 5. April 2012
The nine most devastating components of the patriarchy (limiting consciousness in evolution): New World Order: politics, military, banking, World Bank (controlling natural resources), media, arts (PR), royalty, religion
AudioRadio interviewUnplugging the Patriarchy, MP3Web radio program The Catherine Bradford Show, host Catherine Bradford60:0029. April 2010
AudioRadio interviewLucia Rene – InterviewWeb radio station KRUU, program The Voice of Fairfield Writer's Voices, host Monica Hadley59:5530. April 2010
AudioRadio interviewUnplug from the Patriarchy! Women You Have The Power Now!Blogtalkradio station Snap Out Of It, host Dede Murcer Moffett60:133. August 2010
At the end of the current cycle of time the patriarchy’s profit-before-people system has been defeated on the mystical planes. Mankind’s 5,000-year schooling in power, abuse of power, and masculine/feminine imbalance is ending. Mother Divine has handed the reins of power to women.
AudioRadio interviewBalancing the feminine and masculine energiesBlogTalkRadio, web radio station Paradan, host Daya Devi Doolin32:3124. February 2011
On the matrilineal female archetype of the Tantric Lover that fractured into the patriarchal wife/whore.
AudioRadio interviewUnplugging the PatriarchyLiving In The NOW, BeLoveNow host Kimberley Jaeger120:3010. May 2011

 

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Linkless audios featuring Lucia René (engl.):

Video links (engl.) – Lucia René


On the depth psychology of power (3rd chakra) and heart (4th chakra)

Audio and video links (engl.) – Gloria Steinem

2nd wave of gender equality: from identity to equality

Inspirationals by women / Inspirationen von Frauen

  • Maya Angelou (1928-2014) US American historian, actress, producer, director, educator, civil-rights activist, playwright, poet, bestselling black author, Phenomenal Woman, YouTube film, 2:07 minutes duration, posted 29. March 2009

Angelou reading her poem

  • Phenomenal Women, presented by The Power of One TV, YouTube film, 3:57 minutes duration, posted 15. April 2008

Frauenfilme

Women movies (engl.) / Frauenfilme

Alice Paul (1885-1977) US American suffragist leader, quaker, author of the Equal Rights Amendment – Paul picketed the White House during president Woodrow Wilson's term of office to gain national women's suffrage in the United States.

Scene: White House meeting with a reluctant President Woodrow Wilson and Alice Paul's psychiatrist Dr. White [comparing a hero to suffragist demands]: "I said she is prepared to starve to death in order to further her case. "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!", Patrick Henry, an American hero."
Participant: "Apples and oranges."
Psychiatrist Dr. White: "In oranges and women courage is often mistaken for insanity."

On August 26th, 1920, the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote became constitutional law.
Movies on other women

 

Interne Links

Englisch Wiki

Hawkins

 

 

1 Riverhead Trade, reprinted updated edition March 2006

2 Rebecca Walker on the origins of Third Wave Feminism, YouTube film, 2:57 minutes duration, posted 23. September 2009
See also: thelavinagency.com

3 Naomi Wolf (*1962) US American former political consultant, political activist, social critic, leading spokesperson of the third wave of the feminist movement, author, Third Wave Feminism, presented by Big Think, YouTube film, 5:15 minutes duration, posted 23. April 2012

4 Großbritannien und die Niederlande verklagten Island vor dem EFTA-Gerichtshof in Luxemburg, der Island am 28. Januar 2013 von allen Anklagepunkten freigesprochen hat. London und Den Haag müssen die geliehenen Gelder abschreiben. Artikel Reykjavíks Sturheit zahlt sich aus, präsentiert von der überregionalen deutschen Zeitung Die Tageszeitung (taz), 28. Januar 2013

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