Part 1 of A SaneWorld Serial-Blog
As our Presidential Election approached in the USA, the nation was transfixed by a comedic-grotesque political Punch & Judy Show. Rocking and raging—equal threads scathing misogyny and spiteful emasculation—it unspooled, haywire, before our eyes.
An addictive story of male-female malice and vituperation, it played out as a hopelessly old-school battle of the sexes. Like a jagged shard excavated from our reptilian past, it reflected our alienation as it elicited from us a collective gasp of horror and recognition.
Ingrained prejudice and indignation now assault us, loudly, from both sides. Appalled accounts from women of man-baby sexual transgression compete with men’s rage at their despair-inducing layoffs and 20-percent unemployment rate.
While women became emboldened to vie for seats in the Presidential/CEO Clubhouse, one in five men went out of work, and out of sorts. Rising educational accomplishment among females now collides with plummeting college graduation among males.
The fallout from both sides drifts like flotsam in deep space, a dubious equality of displacement, interrupted by occasional collisions.
Writ large in Hillary’s defeat and the rise of Trump is the belief that “women are living in a man’s world” resurfaces and persists anew, unchallenged. I’d like to offer a different interpretation.
The “Rise of the Feminine” is at a more mature developmental stage than we have seen or understood. We still have a long way to go before we arrive at balance, but this evolution is already operative in our collective human psyche in ways that we have not seen or processed.
Stay tuned for Part 2 …