The eternal battle of the sexes! After the 1950’s, we finally started to wake up a bit. It was finally obvious to everyone that our ideas of masculine and feminine had devolved into ridiculous, toxic mockeries of themselves, and we desperately needed something new.
But what? It certainly didn’t mark the end of the war. The battle cry just got louder. And more confusing.
In the 60’s we angrily declared, “A Woman Needs a Man Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle” — not exactly a great solution… and of course the backlash movement of “Barefoot and pregnant.”
In the 70’s and 80’s we tried out the compassionate Sensitive Man… only to discover his ugly shadow side — the scared, codependent, manipulative, spineless, emotionally impotent Nice Guy.
Recently we declared, “Yes Means Yes” — also known as affirmative consent, the final burial ground of sex in the absence of any connection. And of course at the same time we were instituting this policy of sexual Simon Says, we began to hear the equally loud plea from women, “Please just fucking FUCK me already!”
And the battle lines continue to be drawn. Are sex workers emancipated and empowered, or exploited victims? Are Millennials the first sexually enlightened generation, and if so, why are so many of them opting out of relationships and sex completely? And perhaps the biggest battle today: does “Feminism” stand for removing long-standing inequalities, or is it an attempt to establish a whole new set of inequalities?
Is any of this leading to mutual fulfillment… for anyone?!
Come join a lively, candid, fun and probably politically incorrect webcast featuring Om Rupani, Robert Kandell and Ken Blackman. Three smart, seasoned, and highly opinionated thought leaders in the world of man-woman relating.
It’s time to stop seeing this as a battle. We don’t think that men and women are each other’s enemies, but we also don’t think we’re identical (or should try to be). We definitely don’t think that “Masculine” and “Feminine” should just be tossed into the garbage. We DO think the differences between the sexes can be exploited for fun, engagement, intimacy and a deep sense of fulfillment.