There is a lot of finger-pointing between the sexes these days. No one is right, yet no one is wrong. It appears to be battle of control, when what it really should be is a balance of power.
Energy must be balanced in order to flow.
In every effective relationship, there is a balance of feminine and masculine energy. This is not limited to gender nor sexual preference. Feminine energy is receptive and sensing-feeling. Masculine energy is giving and thinking-doing.
Women can be masculine energy, and that doesn’t mean that they look like men or lack femininity. Likewise, men can be feminine energy and still look and act masculine. It is only how the energy is processed.
I am a masculine energy, very feminine woman. I have friends and acquaintances who are similar. I am in a heterosexual relationship and am a total fashionista. I am highly intelligent and get more sh*t done in a day than many people do in a week. My sweetie is a feminine energy male, who is also very intelligent and a creative former ironworker. He appreciates my forward thinking. Neither of us is weak and neither of us is in charge of the relationship. Because we have a balanced energy relationship, the energy can shift back and forth depending upon our needs, desires and skills. Good relationships have this ebb and flow.
The problem comes from two same-energy people in a relationship. Two masculine energy people will constantly fight for control. Two feminine energy people will passively want their way. In either situation, neither get their needs met nor get sh*t done. Trying to pretend you are one type, when you are not, does not work either. Just like coloring your hair, the dark roots will always grow out the blonde. Why create more conflict to an already conflicted situation?
The first step is to acknowledge your energy type. Forget the male-female, masculine-feminine typecast for a bit. Ask this question instead: are you more offended if someone calls you stupid or if they call you ugly? If being called stupid sets you off, then you are more likely masculine energy, whereas you don’t give a rat’s a$$ if they call you ugly. You might also get irritated and impatient by people who cry all the time. If being called ugly makes you cry, then you are likely feminine energy. Your feelings are more important than whether or not you know how to calculate the return on investment. Again, neither energy type is right or wrong. Just learn to be happy with which one you are. You will have a happier life if you do.
I almost wonder if what we are seeing in the world today is from real energy types finally emerging. Perhaps the conflict is more from within and easier to project on someone else than to acknowledge what is. Internal conflict can turn nice people into alien life forms from hell. Figure out what type you are, but throw away the label. The energy will settle down and fall into balance.
Because it is better to be happy than to be right.