(1927), Jung ended an essay entitled “Women in Europe” with the words: “God himself cannot flourish if man’s soul is starved. The feminine psyche responds to this hunger, for it is the function of Eros to unite what Logos has sundered. The woman of today is faced with a tremendous cultural task – perhaps it will be the dawn of a new era.”
This is critical and speaks to today:
“Woman always stands just where the man’s shadow falls, so that he is only too liable to confuse the two.””
Poetic way of saying, “Men blame women for their own flaws”.
Important to remember his focus is psyche. It’s the cultural mythology which informs women-as-Eros, men-as-Logos, and he has much to say about the importance of developing Eros-as-man and Logos-as-woman.
I expected to get Traditional Liberal – so I was a bit surprised. But as I’ve been getting into -ism stuff over the past few years, I think I started going into the activist tribe more.
My favorite is when a 2ndA fighting, Constitutionalist, raw sense of humor friend took it and came up as “Passive Liberal”. He wasn’t crazy about the title (as propaganda made “Liberal” into a bad word I guess?) but he said the description was pretty spot on.
I think I sort of do, but sort of wish I didn’t. Understanding is a burden because then you can see your own responsibility and get an urge to “fix”, other men or at least I do as well as myself.
I get that way when I finally start to ‘get’ a group’s unique issues and start to see the worst of myself – which are the things I do automatically that are culturally programmed and hard to shake.