Gender disparity comes in many sizes, colours and flavours.
Women have long been squeezed into a box and made to fit a long list of social and gender expectations. Women are the caregivers, the mothers, wives and keepers of the fire. They are said to be the weaker sex even though their bodies deliver little humans into the world in a scary, extremely painful act of biology. I recall being forced to be on that roller coaster as my body took over and it was pushed along a fierce and dangerous path to birthing a whole human. Women are hardly the weaker sex in a variety of ways. Physically we are not as impressive or muscular as our counterparts, true, but spiritually, emotionally and even sometimes intellectually we can rise to the top same as any other human.
Men on the other hand have been squeezed into a box too, albeit a different size, flavour and colour. They are the warriors, providers and protectors. In order to fulfill these expectations, they have been conditioned to stuff their emotional responses and deny their inner spiritual Light for bravado and courage in the face of dinosaurs and enemies. They have been taught to stand strong, be manly, don’t show emotions and always be the brave warrior. Contrary to what society might believe though, men have emotion and spirit too. We all do. They are likely however to not have been taught about these aspects of themselves in a healthy way. And so they suffer along with their counterparts.
And then there is the LGBTQ community, a beautiful garden of ancient colours, shapes and biological flavours. They are, surprisingly enough, the humans of the future with nicely blended spiritual beliefs and gently balanced ying / yang energies. They will level the playing field as the rest of us begin to talk more about diversity, disparity, balance and responsibility to the whole versus just for the few.
Awe welcomes everyone, every one of the varied flowers on Mother Earth’s diverse landscape.