A recent New York Times article discusses important topics in women’s empowerment including loneliness, competition, and deeply rooted barriers. In my 30+ years of providing women’s coaching services, I often hear the themes the author expresses here:
Women are often seen as dependable, less often as visionary. Women tend to be less comfortable with self-promotion — and more likely to be criticized when they do grab the spotlight. Men remain threatened by assertive women. Most women are not socialized to be unapologetically competitive. Some women get discouraged and drop out along the way. And many are disproportionately penalized for stumbles.
Women have received much conditioning, telling us what femininity is supposed to like. Sometimes we realize how absurd it is, yet the program runs deep. Women have often inherited it from patriarchal conditioning through their family, in media, and in culture.
Some of the age-old struggles include motherhood, work, sex, relationships, health, depression, body image, money, and more. Many women struggle with self-worth seen through any or all of these areas.
The patriarchy is crumbling, but its messages are deeply embedded in the feminine body. Isn’t it time you sounded the death-knell of the patriarchy … inside of yourself first?
The old passive voiceless feminine is outdated. Women are coming into their power. The new woman’s voice is the voice of the Sacred Feminine.Back