Both men and women are a part of the human race, and the human race is a part of the planet Earth, one of the many species that live here, thrive, live, expand. Human beings are a most intelligent species of this planet, the most capable to make decisions for the good or the ill of all. Men have ruled the Earth for thousands of years. In the age of man, women have played a secondary role. Prior to the onset of patriarchy, women played a primary role. They were the mothers of the clan, the givers of life, the ones to seek the intuitive knowledge that kept the clan well and alive. But as society grew and numbers increased, the role of men became more important, and as numbers swelled, the role of the hunter to feed so many, and the role of the warrior to protect and avenge, became significant.
But now, a new time comes to the front, where there is neither the need of the mother to create more and more people for the survival of the group, nor is there the need for the warrior to create wars to defend the boundaries from another group. Humanity is finding its unity amid struggle and potential calamity of destruction. The age of patriarchy is at an end. As the new era evolves, the roles of men and women become equally important. Traditional feminine roles and masculine roles are of equal importance. And in such an era, people born of both genders take on more androgyny, having more of the traditional masculine traits and activities for women, having more of the traditional feminine traits and activities for men. So while women move into politics, into jobs that are traditionally filled by men, into heading households and asserting themselves, men, on the other hand, who have traditionally taken these roles, are in the process of learning their softer side—learning how to feel their feelings, how to run a household, how to care for children, how to be an emotional support for their partner.
This equalization of the roles of men and women and the mixed distribution enables each individual to find their unique place in the spectrum between the traditionally masculine and archetypal masculine, and traditional feminine/archetypal feminine, and to find what aspects they as an individual express, so that many men are freer to display a softer side of themselves now. Men are learning to explore their feelings, to be more integrated emotionally, to be more sensitive in relationship. Men are learning to channel their aggressive feelings into communication and learning inter-relational communication rather than aggressive, physical actions.
As this new dimension of human experience arises, this androgyny grows. But at this point there is also the buildup of military power, and the backlash of nationalism forcing men and women into aggressive roles. But this is a backlash. It will not sustain into the future. Men of the future will have a wider spectrum of expression, more opportunities to express themselves according to their unique individual leaning. In a wider spectrum they will have more opportunities to express their softer sides, to increase their communication skills, to find their love in family and children and care of children—and find that entirely respectable for a man.
As societies evolve, it is a part of the natural evolution that the separation of roles of the male and the female begin to dissolve, and those roles begin to merge. This allows for individuals to find their own unique place in the spectrum of experience and broadens their opportunities. As this happens, genetic changes begin to occur. Men of the future will be more androgynous, as will women. This homogeneous evolution is a natural part of evolving consciousness. As the mind grows in magnitude, the physical leanings grow less, the physical influence of the body grows less. The body begins to alter, to accommodate the growing intellect and understanding. There is less emphasis on sexually distinguished roles and more emphasis on individual leanings and capacity.
Men today are emerging from a society with certain expectations. It has been necessary for many men to suppress their sensitivity and their feelings, so some of the studies showing that men are less capable of emotional intelligence are really not accurate. They only reflect the society’s values that have placed men in a position where they have needed to suppress their emotional tendencies. Men expected to go to war and fight must steel themselves against their feelings, otherwise they would feel fear, they would feel repulsed to be harming others, and they would have to run from the situation, and then they would be considered cowards. So men have had to learn to suppress their emotional inclinations. It is not simply biology. It is learned behavior, which naturally over generations begins to reflect in biology. But as the mind grows in magnitude and the collective ceases to make these demands, these adaptations will shift easily. The aggressiveness in men will go down and the emotional connectedness will go up, easily, as society changes its expectations for men.
Men are traditionally the protectors of the women who bear the children. There is a distinctive role in this. Because women bear children, they have a great deal of emotional involvement with children. Men also can be emotionally attached to and involved with children, but they play a somewhat different role, of the protector. These roles also will shift and change, for it is not protection as much as emotional support that women of the future will need, and men will offer. The lioness is quite capable to protect her cubs. This time that is emerging, with changing roles and expectations of men and women, is a time of great opportunity for men to find their own inner inclinations, to explore them without the disapproval of society, to recognize their feminine side within them and to be able to appreciate and express it. They need not be homosexual to do this. And this allowance and acceptance of the sensitive side of men, that they need not be so brave, to stand up and fight aggressively, physically.