Saturday, January 13, 2007

New Dimensions

Two interesting programs I heard to on the Radio National Summer Program featured intervews and discussions about people who work towards creating alternative paradigms to the existing patriarchy. Jean Shinoda Bolen speaks about the differences between objectivity and the ability to strategize with the feminine realm of empathy and connectedness and emboldens us to protect that which we care about. Dr Elizabeth Debold discusses how we can create vibrant positive competition amongst women (as opposed to destructive competition) who may fear conflict, a necessary component of change. Dr. Debold has identified a new model for working together professionally and personally that will define how we move beyond our circles, beyond hierarchy, to take the next step in the evolution of our gender roles and of our species.