We seem to be heading towards a feminine society, some spiritualists claim. I am looking forwards to it and am building on it myself, stone by stone. But what happens in the meantime with masculinity?
“About masculinity….”, I said to my 23-years old son.
“We were not talking about masculinity”, he replied alertly.
I smiled and continued.
“You know, you just have to be proud about your masculinity. A lot of men completely ignore their masculinity or stand defendly towards it. But you just have to be proud of it. If you then later get a relationship with a woman, she can stand strong in her femininity, and you will get something beautiful together. And if you get a relationship with a man, you will share something beautiful and powerful.
He looks at me, while he throws his bagpack over his shoulders and says:
“Gender is a spectrum”.
“Wow”, I am saying enthousiastically, “an A-plus and a kiss from your mother”.
“You can leave the latter behind”, he says.
23-years old, a boy, a young man, and he allready realizes that gender is not a binary opposition, man – woman, but that is a spectrum, a gradual line.
He will get there, that’s for sure.