Inequality has become a way of life. And only a few, too few, have questioned it.
Little boys can be outtrageous, while little girls are taught to be self-conscious.
Young boys are encouraged to act out, while young girls are encouraged to be perfect.
Men are expected to be self-indulgent, while women are expected to be self-sacrificing.
Sometimes, inequality is loud and perfectly visible. But the most severe inequalities lie dormant in the hearts of women and men. It lies silently and unrecognizably in your subconscious mind.
When it wakes you, you tell it to sleep. When it wants you to rebel, you tell it to be silent.
Reject this way of life with healthy anger, and be determined to search for a higher consciousness.
Use your power to manifest change. Then a new world, where inequality is the law of the land, will guide the conscious minds of women and men. Our daughters and granddaughters will be welcomed into a world that reverences their lives.
Kiss Your Life... 365 Reasons to Love Who You Are
By: Ann Mody Lewis, Ph.D.
Reason: 165 Page: 183
Do you remember screaming as a child: “That’s not fair!”
Children hate being treated unfairly because it feels personally insulting. In our adulthood, ‘unfairness’ becomes inequality, and if we are aware of it, we feel insulted… and hopefully, outraged.
Culture carries the seeds of inequality! Culture presumes that:
*men are more powerful than women
*men are emotionally and physically invulnerable
*white people are more intelligent than people of color
*the poor are lazy and unworthy of our care
Inequality is all the presumptions the Privileged make to determine who the Under-privileged should be and how they should be treated. On January 20, 2016, Vice President Joe Biden, while speaking to Business Leaders, said: “Folks, all the opportunity and entrepreneurship in the world is good. But ultimately, starting in this country, we have to change culture.”
Culture sends its blessing to inequality by calling it normal, healthy, God’s way, and essential for progress. At the end of last year, the United Nations sent a delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica to the U.S. They spent 10 days investigating our nation’s overall treatment of women. They visited Alabama, Texas and Oregon to evaluate policies, attitudes, schools, health and prison systems. The pervasive inequality they witnessed and experienced was described as “SHOCKING!” Women in the U.S., one of the richest societies in the world, have “missing rights” compared to the rest of the world, and, worst of all, “women in the U.S. don’t seem to know what they’re missing.” Cultural inequality is convincing and invisible but remains equally destructive to the health and emotional well-being of women, children and men.
Gender, we call culture, divides the sexes, perpetuating inequality. It exists politically, but the most painful effect of gender is the personal consequences that compromise our dreams by controlling our self-opinion.
- This month’s discussion is a ‘wake-up’ call for those who want to live in ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ Topics will include:
- Inequality is human-made
- The connection between consciousness and inequality
- How is inequality damaging your health
- Inequality and suffering
- The challenges and blessing of equality
- Equality is a human-right
Join me this month to change the world because we changed our consciousness.