How would society change and cultures transform if boys and girls could grow up without the social mask of gender stereotypes?
Watch the film Miss Representation at vimeo. Social mask hinders development of human empathy, empathic connection, listening and communication.
If we like to work for a 'Future without Violence', we need to embrace a different kind of Social Awareness in our secular and spiritual education.
The great tragedy of wearing a socially approved gender mask too tightly too long is that we risk losing genuine connection with our own humanity and all living beings in our natural world. It perpetuates an artificial myth of separation, fuels animosity, insecurity and ill will, disconnecting us from our own sense of 'basic goodness' and deep realization of interdependence of all energies (including emotions) and forms in our everyday experiential world.