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World Wide Feminine Beauty

Updated on October 6, 2017
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Holding degrees in philosophy and Law. Formal studies or certificates or degrees in business, theology, insurance and security. Ex-preacher.

Sensitivity is awesome. Lack thereof is pitiful

What can we feel?
What can we feel? | Source

Can we do Both?

Let us first veer away from the Feminine and beauty for just a moment. I promise that an ode to the glorious Beauty of femininity will come to pass here. However sometimes it is good to look at the Yin and Yang as it relates to that wonderful world wide feminine beauty.

Let me relate to my own younger and older life. I am a male. My name is Eric. I have raised or helped in the raising of four girls and did some coaching of girls. I have 3 older sisters. I was married once and now very happily married for far over a decade. I had lady role models who taught me more than I can speak to here. I have had girlfriends from Paris to Vermont to Arizona to Mexico to Vietnam and of course California.

I pretty much like women being the boss. On matters that concern them I support their decisions. On matters that concern me I always seek their guidance and direction. My mom was an idle of mine becoming the first woman chairperson of a major hospital in the West. And some, now after reading that, have derogatory remarks. And that is to be expected as I cry during some heartwarming commercials with babies and puppy dogs and at touching parts of animated shows. Good heartfelt church services and I am a mess of emotion. I am a stay at home dad raising a wonderful 7 year old son.

I do not apologize. I have swam in 20 ft waves. I climbed the Matterhorn at 14. I have snow skied at over 80 miles an hours. I have run/and swam the largest navigable rapid in the world. I have dove over 80 feet from a cliff. I have driven over 120 mph. I have hiked over 2,000 miles of back country terrain. I have gone through jungles requiring a machete. In fights I have had my nose broken 4 times. And sitting at a campfire 30 miles from the nearest civilization I would come up with more. I own my feminine side and my manly man side.

So I hope we start out with an understanding that the line between feminine beauty and masculine man is extremely vague. I know women who do not get sentimental and have done all of the above with aplomb. Yet as the time was right raised wonderful babies. I hold that if a man does not hold the feminine and a woman hold a masculine that they live in ego and not self.

Classic - OK maybe this describes me a touch

Do we script the feminine out of little boys?

Teaching the feminine side is sometimes tough. Words used are less than hugs given.
Teaching the feminine side is sometimes tough. Words used are less than hugs given. | Source

Our rights?

And so let us get to the heart of the matter. I read an ad for the Peace Corps. It was rather blatant and made an awesome point. But here is the rub. The point is valid in underdeveloped areas but truly suspect for developed nations. It is not subtle and a wise person would need to contemplate on it to form an opinion one way or the other.

Globally, 62 million girls are not in school and even more are fighting to stay there. Girls empowered with an education will delay marriage, have fewer children, earn a higher income, and are more likely to invest in their families and communities. When girls gain skills, knowledge and confidence, they break the cycle of poverty and help strengthen societies. That is a brazen statement meant for advertising. That is an absolutely true statement. That is a statement that needs to be acknowledged and respected. That is a cause worthy of my money donation.

And yet it is a statement that reflects an antagonism toward women in developed countries who choose to raise families as opposed to following careers. Let us caution here, my mom and my auntie did both. Both of my wives have and are doing both. Refer to above as the lines are smoky at best. What is good for Emma in Somalia may not be good for Gertrude in Germany. What is good to bring the underprivileged up may bring the privileged down.

Isn’t this just an amazing area of intrigue and discussion and inquiry? We did not do girls and boys in home we did first come first served and oldest to youngest. My sisters joined me on the hike of the Matterhorn and sent me off to play in the Arctic. They coaxed me to jump from cliffs as they went first. All of them took different paths. One, college degree first and one family and degree second and one just a successful land owner with no college. Only one had children. Go figure. The other’s granted me their child rights so I could have four. Who I am sure love them more than me ;-)

Which makes us dive into empowerment. Damn right education empowers. I will publish soon how education is a positive enabling tool we should all give those we can. Education is critical to emotional and spiritual success, although some think it only applies to vocations – wrong. Alright maybe I am the only one getting all excited here, but I am.

I am a real tough guy?

Do not piss me off when I have a beer bottle in one hand and a pool cue in the other.
Do not piss me off when I have a beer bottle in one hand and a pool cue in the other. | Source

Respect is Key

Income is weird. As one who does bad with it and would much prefer it not a circumstance to be prioritized I am woefully inadequate here. No welfare or gov. programs here but although my yard and house look good, because I love to paint and garden, but our cars kind of bring down the neighborhood values. Funny that, but my wife is a workaholic. Money keeps her up at night though our debt is small and our needs are more than met. I think a man is supposed to have that role. We greet her home at night and have slippers and a meal waiting. No, really.

“When girls gain skills, knowledge and confidence they break a cycle of poverty and help strengthen societies”. Well brothers and sisters this ain’t got nada to do with sex. If I do not teach my child skills, knowledge and confidence get over here and kick my butt. But that is a male privileged thought. For me that is crazy obvious. How about the girl in Somalia who dies for her children? Well then it takes on a whole new meaning. It is a dream.

Peoples. I think we must bow down and thank our God for our lives. I think we need to cry from time to time for those girls who suffer a suffering they do not even know they suffer. Right now I can just send money. How sad for me.

World Wide Feminine Beauty should be celebrated. Where it is subjugated or annihilated the cause must be trampled out. As to my above feminine and girly side and my manly man side I lean toward war. Sorry but that is just how I role. If we kick the crap out of men that harm the development of that wonderful Feminine Beauty then the cause will be moot. Call me a warmonger. I despise the regimes that make this notification necessary. I would rather be stoned by 100 women than see one broken down and denied her beauty. We must stop our humanitarian cause as a first cause. We must be brave and stop the evil. Men who harm women should be shot. There I said it. It is not a right position. But it is my position. Peoples who deny women equal and fair access to education must be dealt with as an abomination and dealt with as evil criminals and as acting as crimes against humanity.

Please excuse my rant but I must now go and teach my son the art of chess and the accompanying respect for all pieces on the board.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ed I just grow in appreciation more and more each day. My young one when asked what he was thankful for the most it was mom, Jesus and then me in that order. I'll take third place after those two any day.

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      ahorseback 

      10 months ago

      My friend , You astound me with your insight ! I have missed your pieces and promise to catch up , Thank you and yes ! As to Women ; I agree and stand back to back with you with a pool cue !

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Clive you are indeed correct.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you John. Just a bit ago I watched my wife be a little sleepy head waking up. She is just so cute I gotta hug her. She stands about 4ft 9' and you should see her boss around her construction crews. She just carries herself with such confidence and authority. And she is all mine!

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      Clive Williams 

      11 months ago from Jamaica

      women,,,,,ahhhh, a refreshing species.

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      John Hansen 

      11 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Eric, I am woefully falling behind in my reading of new hubs (and writing them for that matter) but the title of this caught my eye and I am so glad I did.

      I support all the statements you have made here, and women deserve our admiration and respect. We are all human and equal, but I am glad I have had wonderful female influences in my life. A great read.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Absolutely. In truth I will go out of my way to do it for our military and for anyone of age or youth. I wonder about that notion of respect and kindness as one.

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      Linda Lum 

      11 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, I'll bet you hold the door open for a man too, don't you? It's nothing to do with gender, it's just being kind. I'm not going to get my panties in a bunch if someone treats me with kindness. I hope you have a great day my friend.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda, Why O' Why. Sometimes folk think me kind of strange. I do old fashion things like going out of my way to open doors. Women who are comfortable in their own skins appreciate it. Women that are not think it chauvinistic. My confidence is no different than my wife's. Synergism within us and without us must include both sides of our human coin.

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      Linda Lum 

      11 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, with eons of experience on this planet, wouldn't you think by now we would have this all figured out? Why "male" and "female" roles, jobs, careers?

      Inside we have the same blood and the same hearts. Everyone has unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses, but it has nothing to do with gender. Just love and respect. If we could just teach that. Love and respect, and everything else will fall into place.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill that is a disgusting thing. However it reminds us that our cops are really trying and most are very good.

      Yes that wording seemed to carry a bit of an agenda for something different.

      Somethings I do not understand, harming a child is not one of them. I understand it completely as evil.

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      Bill Holland 

      11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A sex trafficking ring was just busted near Seattle. Fifteen girls, the youngest eleven. There are actually times I wish I owned a gun and there was still frontier justice.

      Great article and right on. I know what the Peace Corps was getting at, but I didn't like their wording.

      They should have had me or you write it for them.

      just sayin

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