The Freedom To Invent Oneself Is Threatened By Sad Little Neanderthals That Think They Have The Right To Express Their Opinion On How? – In This Instance Women Should Be But In Reality Nobody Escapes The Judgement Of These Imbeciles.
I have included this after being involved in a discussion with some “normal” men denigrating sporty, athletic-looking women. These men have the bare-faced cheek to think they can decide how all women should look, no doubt to make them feel more secure. I find it hard to believe we still have such Neanderthals in the twenty-first century. They were so judgemental about how women should be for them. I think the fact that the women being judged were fitter than these men is more to the point. Also, their bodies exhibited an air of physical independence, which again unsettled our cavemen, who are probably used to the poor little women needing the big strong men. Yes, it is laughable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is a gentleman who may offer up a possible solution for prospective sporty women who are scared to take the plunge because of contemporary ideology and for sporty women detractors alike. Both the aforementioned have lost an element of human freedom, the choice to think about what you like and to act how you like as long as it harms nobody. This is the path most of us take, happy to go along with society’s program in exchange for a level of status and reasonable material circumstances – in essence, to fit in. Though we all profess to be individual and break away from limitations, the reality is that comfort is conformity. In his thirty-page essay called “Self-Reliance”, Emerson called his philosophy idealism and sold the virtues of resisting conformity to find your true self, to follow your unique calling and resist being steered through a pre-programmed, predictable life. If the thoughts and actions are predictable, then so, too, will be the results. The only proper defence against numbing conformity due to the scripting of our lives by society is to find and walk the trail of uniqueness in both thought and action. In “Self-Reliance” there are many calls to that end.
We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents … What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think … It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own … Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles
If we can apply this to our thoughts and actions, then maybe we will become the unique individuals we are intended to be. We can then recognise the same in others and applaud individuality and the right to be different in all people.
The fact is that once you take away the potential to physically dominate and control a woman some men just have little else to offer or so they believe. Of course that is not true but becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if any man continues to believe such ridiculous ideologies.