16
Sep

Today, the Huffington Post carried an interesting article that Eve Ensler, the American playwright, performer, feminist and activist best known for “The Vagina Monologues” wrote about Sarah Palin.

In this article Ensler comes out with a strong voice that speaks to not only Feminism but the perspective that emerges from the archetype of the feminine.

I don’t like raging at women. I am a Feminist and have spent my life trying to build community, help empower women and stop violence against them. It is hard to write about Sarah Palin. This is why the Sarah Palin choice was all the more insidious and cynical. The people who made this choice count on the goodness and solidarity of Feminists.

But everything Sarah Palin believes in and practices is antithetical to Feminism which for me is part of one story — connected to saving the earth, ending racism, empowering women, giving young girls options, opening our minds, deepening tolerance, and ending violence and war.

Looking at this from a perspective of type, it is clear that there is no one preference, attitude or type that describes what makes women tick. Some women live in a man’s world, and they may adopt an approach that comes out of a very masculine orientation especially in their business life. There are simply no assumptions to be made here about ALL women or even any individual woman (or man for that matter) at a particular time and place.

Personality type may give you more clues about how to best interact with someone at work or at play than counting on gender to give you any insight into what they think or how they might behave.

Category: Perspectives
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