Redefining the Good Life

EP 51: My journey with feminism (Part 2)

March 31, 2023 Aysin Karaduman, aka The Omnivorist Episode 51
Redefining the Good Life
EP 51: My journey with feminism (Part 2)
Show Notes

I’m finally back at you with part 2 of my thoughts on modern feminism — and I explain my (very good) reasons for why it took so long!

If you haven’t yet heard Part 1, I would definitely recommend starting there first.

In today's episode I get into the more specific ways in which I've observed modern feminist ideas influence my own life choices as well as those of other women around me.

My approach as always is pragmatic: does this way of thinking about the world make us happier or does it sometimes create difficulty in our daily lives?

As I mentioned last time, I have a hard time agreeing with the idea that the sheer existence of differences between the sexes is problematic, or that masculinity is by definition wrong.

In an oppressive system, nobody comes out unscathed.

Many men have lots of healing to do, just like many women. And I would even say, the fact that many of them are jerks is not because they are men… but because they AREN’T. In a culture that does not promote emotional responsibility, many of them stay in boy energy.

I think it's high time that we removed the stigma around masculinity, accepting that its healthy incarnation is just as beautiful, divine and indispensable as the feminine principle. And for men to step up to the plate, they need to offer their unique gifts, and not become "just like our girlfriends".

I believe this is something we all feel intuitively but the world in which we live makes it very hard to access that intuition.

I would love to see us do away with the infighting and work TOGETHER towards a more beautiful world. And that just might start by developing curiosity and empathy for the men in our lives, as well as doing our own personal work and setting rock-solid personal boundaries in place.

PS. If you are ready to uplevel your relationship with yourself, and therefore elevate all your other relationships, make sure contact me to set up your free discovery call. 🌟

Episodes to check out:
Confessions of a big nerd (or how all this came to be)
What babies taught me about being human


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