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Introducing myself and my journal: Which is the superior sex

About Me:
I am passionate about being fully human and all that this entails. I want to get there and live and die accordingly.

My Passions:
being human

My Challenges:
being human

My Vision for the Future:
serentiy and love

My Areas of Expertise:
the ideals of being human

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codge's picture

violence against women

I want to actually ask if serial womanizing by a husband constitutes violence against women. And how does a woman victim manage this?

Emily Garcia's picture

This is a great question,

This is a great question, codge. We have several women and men in our community writing on the topic of gender-based violence and sharing their efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls in their own communities. You can check out our GBV Hubpage where you'll be able to identify these folks and find resources and global headlines on this topic.

Welcome to World Pulse. We are a thriving global community of women and our male allies united to bring about a world of equity and peace.

Warm wishes,
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Associate

codge's picture

Thank you so much Emily, I am

Thank you so much Emily, I am still unfamiliar with the site. My observation is that the institution of marriage and the role of sex between the sexes has been systematically and deliberately eroded.so we have lost touch with true morality. Equity, and non-violence, will not be found while we follow this route. Can you perhaps suggest where this aspect is addressed? Codge

Emily Garcia's picture

Another good question

Hmm...I can't think of anyone in particular writing on this specific topic, though there very well may be. If you search "marriage" or "institution of marriage" on our site, there are multiple discussions that come up. Perhaps one of these may be of interest to you.

You can also start a discussion on the topic yourself by posting to your journal here: http://worldpulse.com/user/22584/journal

Take care,
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Associate

Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear friend, Welcome to

Dear friend,

Welcome to WorldPulse! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the Online Community Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,

Nusrat

codge's picture

World pulse

Actually Nusrat I am a man deeply concerned about the man/woman relationship in society where they are both vying for top spot. Will see what pulsewire has to offer me. Much love and respect, Codge

codge's picture

Non functional marriage

I am anxious to tell my story as my son is facing divorce and loss of his children. About the factors that influence this very distressing state of affairs. My son was involved in a very serious road accident several years ago, spending 7hours unconscious and with diagnosed brain damage over pre-existing damage due to a childhood accident. While creating a very successful business until the time of the accident when the business environment also required dramatic change of direction and competitiveness, he was virtually side-lined for 2 years. With a loss of some memory and some cognitive skills he has not been able to transform the business into a first-world operation he dreams of. This is coupled with a large workforce of third-world people and the business is simply diminishing with the threat of liquidation. This has created immense stress and my son following the events of a road accident fund claim was required to go to a neouropsychologist for treatment and evaluation. She recommended a drug treatment (Escastilopram) which we were reluctant to do. Reassured of its "safety", my son had to go to doctor for a prescription. The doctor happened to be his brother-in-law (a self-confessed serial womanizer) who without even recognising the trade name of the drug as recommended by the psychologist and evidently unaware of the nature of the drug or its potential side effects, prescribed the drug. My son was on it for 4-5 months. The brother-in-law made no effort to monitor progress and I became increasingly worried at a worsening of his condition. He was acting so uncharacteristically that I persuaded him to stop taking the drug! Nobody told me or my son that there could be problems. There indeed were. He was extremely irritable, delusional, fantasizing and emotional. His wife insisted there was nothing wrong with him and several times lost her temper and returned his anger and irritability. Eventually she gave him his rings and went off screaming at him and the children. This tipped the scales still further and my son giving everything up for lost, sought absurd solace with an HIV positive employee. Only realizing just afterwards what the consequences might be. It is doubtful whether he can process the thoughts that led to this bizarre aberration quite contrary to his personal beliefs, family tradition and values. Anyway he was dismayed at what he had done and informed his wife that she may even have been exposed to HIV. She lost her temper again and hit him before leaving. The doctor brother arrived to take the children to his home and long suffering wife. Currently the wife and children are staying there and my son has limited access. He is still consulting the psychologist but the doctor has wiped his hands of the affair and denies that the drug may have been involved at all. He and his wife are preventing reconciliation and actively oppose the return of the children, while the wife does not have the courage and resolve to recognise the problems my son has either in his relation with her in the business where she works or with the children. But there is more. The wife has no real insight into finance or management while my son has allowed her to cultivate to her family that she plays a key role in the building of the business and its success. This is not so. She is a real spendthrift and they draw from the business nearly 60 times more than the lowest paid staff member and 10 times more than the highest paid. In a third world country they lead a life style totally incompatible with a huge population living on or below the breadline. At present there is total standoff between the two parties with the wife's side while oblivious to responsibility that should have resided with the wife to care for her husband and my side trying desperately to find reconciliation and also rescue something from the wreckage of the business soon to materialize. I see this as a problem of societal ill where the necessary 'two wheels of a carriage" as I think marriage should be, is not properly supported. There is a fatal notion that women can play the role of man and to do so adopt masculine traits. So the title of my journal is about the real relation of the sexes - am I wrong in believing that the superior sex is the one that elevates the other?

Emily Garcia's picture

I’m very sorry to hear about

I’m very sorry to hear about your troubles. At World Pulse we appreciate and encourage outspoken commentary and reflection, and we hope you will continue to use your World Pulse journal to speak out on the issues you face.

I think I can safely say a belief common among us in this community is that there is no superior sex, but that all men and women are equal, and that both sexes support each other.

We welcome men in our community as well as women. Men are important and essential players in the effort to achieve gender equality around the world. If this is something you are passionate about, or something you would like to learn more about, I encourage you to continue exploring our community and listening to the stories of women.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Warm wishes,
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Associate

Kika Sylvie Katchunga's picture

Hello

Welcome to our global community. It's so good to have you with us.
See you soon

sylvie

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