Those of us who inhabit the male body bear a responsibility to strike a balance with our female counterparts and to acknowledge the diversity of gender expression in our environment. We are emerging from a society of male supremacy, and with this, we must challenge old ways of thinking that have oppressed women, subjugated nature, and ultimately repressed ourselves. Rigid adherence to gender roles stifles authentic expression.
I believe we must part ways with our pre-scripted roles in order to form an identity that is of our own making, perhaps our most essential creative act. The promotion of gender diversity permits individuals to find their place in the world. As the war between the sexes draws to a close and the pillars of patriarchy are crumbling at our feet, soldiers on both sides of the battle field must lay down their shields and recognize our common humanity. As we sift through the rubble, we can discard antiquated notions of what it means to be a man or a woman in this world. We can embrace concepts that promote a sense of cooperation and foster social cohesion.
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