Lately we are seeing many news stories about women speaking out about sexual assault from men. In many cases, it was from men in a position of trust or “father figure”. Sexual assault, abuse or exploitation are wrong on every level and should be brought out and dealt with appropriately. We know that it has been around for centuries, but maybe now is the time for this sh*t to be resolved and healed.
I wonder if we are missing a simple key to this problem. Biologically, men are wired to procreate often in order to perpetuate the species. Too often this drive is accompanied by dominance over or violence to someone. What is causing this? Could it be that men have a deep collective soul wound that can no longer be buried? One that started with the birth of humanity? Is it possible – that because men can’t grow life and give birth – that they feel inadequate to women and are afraid of our power and so they turn to dominance and violence to feel that they have power?
Maybe men fear our love more than they fear our hate.
I think we have here a huge opportunity for healing. Men have very strong and deep emotions. Perhaps if we teach them that feeling and expressing love is powerful, that strong women are supportive and not threatening, we might lessen the need for abuse. Mothers can teach their sons to be loving, and daughters can teach their fathers that girl power is still gentle.
And maybe, just maybe, we’ll begin to see balance and equality and a lot more love in this world.