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The heavy expectations placed on either of the sexes in our society are not limited to hurting women, they hurt men too, which is why feminism was always about relieving the burden of both sexes. Feminists, have no fear…Movember is one of the few men’s charity groups out there that isn’t connected with the Men’s “Rights” Movement – even if they have tried to claim it in the past. It also doesn’t attack the problems facing the male gender from the dangerous and false pretense that advocating for the human rights of one group somehow takes away the human rights of another group (also known as insanity.) The rigid expectations of men to be stereotypical providers, muscular strongmen and constant heroes in every situation has lead to an unhealthy and unsustainable situation that affects everyone.
A lot of the time men themselves have been so deeply ingrained with wrongheaded and unhealthy concepts of what is expected of them it can lead to all kinds of unnecessary stress, without them ever becoming aware of what it is that is causing the pain.
Homo sapiens sapiens is a complex animal and that the sexes are not cut and dried – and we can prove it with math and geometry as discussed in the gender article a few weeks back. We can’t force ourselves to be something that we are not – it just leads to a whole lot of unhappy, suicidal and sick monkeys. Achieving Completion and Perfection will require a lot of adjustments to our problematic species, and if that means abandoning these stale concepts of masculinity – so be it.
“Help me, o warrior lord of Thebes, in my unveiling before the Children of men! Be thou Hadit, my secret centre, my heart & my tongue!”
Liber al vel Legis: Nuit, speaking to a masculine counterpart
“Hero, …… beloved of holy An, …… born in the shining great mountains, lord …… with sparkling eyes, with the attractiveness of a young man, great hero, the king’s right arm on the battlefield, Lord Ninĝišzida, your praise is sweet. They praise you in song. Hero, as you wander on the earth, Ninĝišzida, beloved of An, through you the early flood occurs, and Enki rejoices at you. Through you fine grains are in the fields, and …… rejoices at you. …… head held high, Lord Ninĝišzida. You ……, Lord Ninĝišzida. You extend ……, and you stretch out your claws. Lord Ninĝišzida, your praise is sweet, …….”
– ETCSL translation : t.4.19.3 A hymn to Ninĝišzida (Ninĝišzida C), Oxford
Nu! the hiding of Hadit. Come! all ye, and learn the secret that hath not yet been revealed. I, Hadit, am the complement of Nu, my bride. I am not extended, and Khabs is the name of my House. In the sphere I am everywhere the centre, as she, the circumference, is nowhere found. Yet she shall be known & I never.
– “Had” The consort of Nuit (Kemetic Nwt or Nut)
Upon a time while my mind was meditating on the things that are, my thought was raised to a great height, while the physical senses of my body were held back—just as are the senses of men who are heavy with sleep after a large meal, or from fatigue of body.
I thought I heard a Being more than vast—in size beyond all bounds—called out my name and say: “What wouldst thou hear and see, and what hast thou in mind to learn and know?”
“And I said: “Who art thou?”
He answered: “I am Shepherd of Men, Mind of all-Masterhood; I know what thou desirest and I am with thee everywhere.”
And I replied: “I long to learn the things that are, and comprehend their nature, and know God. This (I said) is what I desire to hear.”
He answered me: “Hold in thy mind all thou wouldst know, and I will teach thee.”
And with these words His aspect changed; and straightway, in the twinkling of an eye, all things were opened to me. And I saw a limitless Vision: all things turned into Light—sweet, joyous Light. And I became transported as I gazed….”
Corpus Hermeticum, Poemandres