Peace on earth?

Kalliope Amorphous wrote…

I am starting to think that peace on earth could have something to do with man embracing his inner woman and woman embracing her inner man.

Do you disagree or agree with this statement? Does gender play an important role in the world’s conflicts?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on April 4th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 8 comments »

8 Responses to “Peace on earth?”

  1. Quil

    I don't think I've got either of those …


  2. IdentityTBD

    When I was living as a straight man, my outer man heard my inner woman talking but didn't pay heed, except for recriminations after the fact–she was more inner Cassandra than inner woman. Outer man held decision-making power in matters of behavior. I recently added the term "bigender" to my gender identity to acknowledge the new power-sharing arrangement between man and woman.


  3. Anja Flower

    WAY WAY WAY too binary and far too utopian for me. I'm sorry, I wish I could get behind this statement, but what about people who aren't men OR women? And how exactly will this one factor in human improvement lead to peace? Will gender harmony – even true, non-binary gender harmony – solve the oil crisis, or the impending water crisis, or overpopulation problems?
    I hate to be so negative, but that's my mind, and I've spoken it. :-|


    juliandarling replied:

    I'm glad you brought that up. I was hoping someone would comment and discuss the binary nature of this comment.


    juliandarling replied:

    I'm glad you brought that up. I was hoping someone would comment and discuss the binary nature of this submission.


  4. Tallis

    This is a beautiful thought.


  5. Kalliope

    I am the original poster of the above comment, but I also happen to agree with all of those who responded to it. I actually had written much much more, so this quote from me is very much out of context. I believe I was talking about the American Indian concept of two spirit people and the reversal of male/female gender roles. If I remember correctly, I was also discussing male/female archetypes and the way they are played out in our culture/government/social structure. This quote, taken out of context and isolated , does not convey my point the way it was intended.


    sarahdopp replied:

    Hi Kalliope — we're sorry for the tension this has caused, and we're posting your full submission tomorrow. Thanks for being gracious about it. :)



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