In Search of Feminine Political Reality: Male-Female Psychology and Political Smarts
by Michael Kulla
From early life I have seen the baby girl quiver with delight at the sight of a cherry blossom in bloom, and later, everything concerning life and living, while the baby boy of the same age is fascinated by moving wheels, and later by what makes the wheel go around or why the kettle steams when it boils. Wheels and uses of steam leave the young girl cold. Similarly, most women feel linked to an unbroken connection to all growing things and have a sense of belonging under the night sky.
It is man who wants to explore the planets in the sky. The man in love will be temporarily inspired by the realm of diffuse consciousness -- woman's domain -- and may voice it in a poem. The woman will at times have her mind clearly focused -- man's domain -- on certain endeavors.
Diffuse consciousness is where children live until we educate them out of it.
Without some form of heroism a man hardly feels himself a man. Delinquents are failed heroes. They tried but couldn't find the right channel. Better prove one's prowess in a gang war than remain anonymous.
It is his particular instinctual drive which has from the beginning of man enabled him to overcome the obstacles of nature. Every new mastery over the resources of the earth, every new penetration into outer space or into the mysteries of invisible particles is an achievement of heroes and the architect of modern culture.
Woman's attitude toward the male hero has changed in the last 100 or so years. Women have won a great part of their battle for equality. In doing so they found that they could be heroes.
Now a days, one meets the gentle, understanding man without an ounce of hero in him. If it's a hero she wants she had better find him within herself,
By now you are recognizing that the model man or woman does not exist psychologically speaking. Each has aspects of the other that can emerge in varying forms and degrees over the life span.
Many, tired at the Armageddon of endless wars which appear to be the result of of a masculine culture, believed that if women took a greater leadership role the world would become a pleasanter place, and that their influence would stop wars and make civilization more humane.
We are also tired of the reprehensible behavior going on in the halls of Congress. Men want to get the last word; women want to get a mutual agreement. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz suggested that if you put women from both political parties together that they would get things done pronto. How so, She said:
"Because that's usually women's goal."
How woman achieved this mediation role I don't know. Whether or not she knows that this is what she does will depend upon the quality of her own focused consciousness.
Waiting is another quality of feminine psychology. She may not know it if she has another more masculine side which is busy with active achievement, but if she looks deep enough she will find that essential core of her waiting,
No woman can plan her future. She can plan a career, but as woman she can only wait for the future to unfold. It is the feminine which waits whether it is in man or woman and it is the masculine which moulds and formulates in either sex.
Women make up almost 20% of the current Congress. What will it take for there to be gender equality? In a new study at Rice University it was found that in democratic countries with generally "low levels" of corruption, women are less likely to be corrupt and less likely to tolerate corruption than their male counterparts. While gender is not an absolute predictor of political behavior, woman have had far fewer scandals than men.
Women bring a universal perspective to the table, as I have attempted to point out, and deserve, nay require, greater recognition.