A REVOLUTION OF ATTITUDES
Bettye Johnson ©
This is not a calling forth a revolution of violence or controversy. It is not promoting the bashing of men. Bashing of men is counter-productive to women’s evolution. There are men who respect and love women. Their numbers at this time are too small to truly change the bias against women. Working for equal rights is a long and arduous road. I have written about the plight of women all over the world because the attitudes of men toward women has not changed in many countries and is slowly changing in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and European countries. This isn’t about equal rights. This is about a change of attitudes of men towards women; women about themselves; women towards men; and men about themselves. It is a revolution of attitudes. Women need to recognize they have aided and abetted these attitudes the majority of men have towards women by believing they were less than and deferring to men. We have to change our attitudes about living as victims. We cannot expect change until we change our attitudes and our outlook on the world. Change must begin with a change of individual attitudes. A new religion appears to be replacing the standard religions. The new religion is Corporate America who controls all the advertising we are blitzed with in our newspapers, periodicals, television and radio. We are led to believe that being sexy will make us happy. Taking this drug or that drug will alleviate stress, bloated stomach and other aches and pains will make us well and happy. All it does is cover up the symptom but never cure the root cause. We think must have the best and most beautiful auto vehicle. We are a debt-enslaved nation. It appears younger women in the United States have more freedom than their mothers or their grandmothers had. The senior women have deferred to their husbands all their married life. Many still vote according to the way their husbands vote. Younger women and girls as well as the older women are distracted and enslaved by the media blitz, which includes television and the movies. These women must be thin, beautiful and alluring according to what the media dictates. Have you noticed that there is an over abundance of overweight women, children and men? In their subconscious they know thin, beautiful and sexy is not all it is cracked up to be. Frustration, doubt, fear sets in and the obesity gene are triggered. The advertisement world has a field day with a diet for this and a diet for that. Diets don’t work because the basic attitudes do not change. Diets are only a form of self-punishment. In the United States, the medical and pharmaceutical professions enslave the majority of the populace. On weekdays, usually beginning at 7 A.M. all over the country the parking lots of medical buildings are filled with autos and these are not hospitals. The United States has the largest concentration of sick people other than those in the third world countries where starvation, war and pestilence are killing them.
However that is changing and more and more women are using their intelligence. ’ ~ I must be alluring and sexy to appeal to a man. Was Adam a dummy? And who was the serpent? In ancient lore and wisdom. Francis Crick won a Nobel Prize for his discovery re the DNA when he actually stole it from a woman scientist. books. input from religions. This is also changing. one would realize that if Adam was created first. Much of it is done to ‘keep up with the Jones. If one were to reason this ancient attitude that has been carried down through the ages. Again. the men ‘brought home the bacon’. as Mother Nature will see to that. Sr. but women labored to keep the household and family from falling apart. In many cases. It is time for women to take back their power and demand an equal say. ~ Since God created Adam first. What is wrong with natural? ~ The man is the decision-maker. to follow the dictates of advertising. Why did Eve tempt Adam? She was asking him to join with her in seeking the tree of knowledge. Really? And who decided that? Women haven’t had a chance to develop their intelligence. it is still an uphill climb for women. which includes the garment designers. Today in the U. Change will come with a change of attitudes. It is the woman who carries the seed of the child. We are on the cutting edge and to survive turbulent times we must rise above the issues of war and enslavement. then man is superior to women. I grew up believing that woman was put on Earth to serve man. in the marketplace it might not work. Women can change this by developing their intelligence and create businesses where they can be their own decision-makers. Of course. ~ Men are more intelligent than women. Let this change begin with the women and those men who are open-minded. The population has been given through advertising that the family must have all the luxuries that their parents didn’t have. This attitude and belief goes back eons when in actuality. Society has been a patriarchal power for too many eons.There must be a change of consciousness in this world for humans to survive. and entertainment world. ENSLAVEMENT ATTITUDES: ~ I need a man to make me happy. cosmetics. He didn’t do it alone. Albert Einstein has become a sacred icon and it is not known to many that he had the help of his first wife.
. one is giving her power away. ~ Man must be the breadwinner of the family.S. Have you ever asked yourself why? Women have been programmed by attitudes. The Earth will survive. a marriage is usually a two-job family. this is programming. women were the ones who labored while the men hunted. the serpent is wisdom. This attitude has been fostered by Corporate America. movies. and television that every woman should have a man. I have moved far away from that attitude/belief. then the woman was the evolution of the first being. If one were to really think about it. Yes. Could it be a subconscious program that the only worth you will know is having a husband or a significant other in your life.
~ Since my husband. Love looks beyond outer appearances and sees the true reality of other people and situations. Love is the glue that holds the universe together. The choice is ours. men and women are indeed different and each has their own special attributes. Again. There are some women who abhor the thought of going out into the workplace. a whiner or we can be happy and productive – and powerful. That is not a productive attitude. I came up with the following: Love is letting go of all judgments and beliefs that are limiting. and then I should too. minister and in some cases a rabbi. one would find a number of interpretations. is this using their intelligence and expanding it? ~ It’s o. we should admit it although no one likes to 'eat crow. "Even when you are wrong. Twenty years ago as I pondered the meaning of love.k. ~ Father knows best. for women’s to teach Sunday school. It is to look at both sides of the coin and choose an intelligent reason. and religious classes.
. I ask. Love has many meanings. lover likes sports. Last." Women. We can feel it however we can’t see it.' The Revolution of Attitudes is the journey within each of us. why? If a woman chooses to be a stay-athome mother/wife – then the only reason should be that it is her sincere choice. partner. We have choices. however they are not qualified to be a priest. We can be miserable. each told me. It never pays to force a point of view just to be stubborn. Why? I have seen too many give away their power to their mate for the sake of togetherness and to have something in common. Love is compassion and knowing that through personal experience we gain wisdom. I have an idea that this goes back to women being in a harem perhaps in some past life. If one were to go to the dictionary. however our attitudes and beliefs are choices. Love is a feeling of sisterhood towards other humans. I have done it in the past and never more. Really? Not if it means the woman's ideas and knowing are considered. stick to your knowing! It is time to stop giving your power away. None of us needs to be a bulldozer to have it our way. When we are wrong. you are right.
LOVE Love is something intangible. Love is letting go of unrealistic expectations of others as well as our self. I had two husbands who would argue with me that I was wrong on different issues and when I was proven right. ~ The woman’s place is in the home.
.Love is letting go of doubt. So. Love is to accept the differences of others and their beliefs.Theodor Seus Geisel (Dr.get on your way. Love is letting go of the past and it is done by the forgiveness of self as well as others. Love is to be open and receptive to new ideas. Seuss)
. I only had experiences." . "Today is your day! Your Mountain is waiting. fear and guilt that keep us in bondage of ignorance and limitation. Love is knowing that I never made a mistake..