Reinventing ourselves may mean inventing new words and new meanings…

Laying claim to our full humanity may very well mean rejecting societal definitions of man-ity and woman-ity and inventing new terms via which to shift the focus from oppressive role playing to living  together with integrity as whole humans.  We need a seismic paradigm shift.  How liberating it would be for some men not to have to define themselves by their ability to provide material capital, especially in this economy when work is so hard to come by for so many people.  How equally liberating it would  be  if  gender roles were not so intrinsically tied to biology for women in most world cultures, and if ethnicity, class, race, sexual preference were not so closely linked to freedom,  access and choice.

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