Your Behavior Creates Your Gender

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When considering the difference between male and female, and masculine and feminine, consider the Yin Yang, the Taoist symbol of the union of opposites. In this symbol there are those two dots in the middle of the two shapes representing male and female. This implies a simplified fractal nature of “the whole.” We could imagine the dots inside the yin and the yang as microcosms, yin yangs within themselves.

In our society we have chosen to identify ourselves with one or the other sides of the yin yang. But if we were to recognize ourselves as reflected in the total system of this symbol, than we would not see ourselves as predominantly masculine or feminine, but as a totality of equal and opposite forces maintaining a perfect tension, so as to exist in the embodiment that we do, on this earth.

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