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one thing occurs to me, the two patriarchs are both damaged and degenerate in their own ways… it is a decaying patriarchy… the women all have it together better than the men in the show… it will be interesting to see how this develops over the three seasons of the show… … 20210409.04


… this chapter is about the translation of woman’s love for man into devotion and love of man’s god(s)… it is a spiritual endeavor pursued because of the untenable position of woman loving man for many women… … 2021040802


… de Beauvoir has hope for the relations between man and woman and for the lot of woman, but only if the alternate universe of the feminine can start to loose its strictly defined boundaries and allow woman agency in the world… this is happening, too slowly perhaps, but it is happening… gender fluidity is a thing, and it rises… … 2021040702


… de Beauvoir takes it as given that this is a social construct, not necessarily a construct of nature as it regards the human species… we don’t bother with these distinctions for any other animal, amongst the other animals, sex is sex, procreation is procreation, the goal is as Bertrand Russel put it, “to turn as much of the planet into themselves as possible,”… why then do we bother with these distinctions?, because as we progress technologically and socially, what was dependent on biology is less so, and humans are freed to begin to challenge the dictates of their biology… humanity at the social level is ever shifting… … 2021040502


… to me, an ideal love relationship is that of two physical-spiritual centers in orbit around one-another… not fully independent, not fully dependent… a stable system that stands united in equilibrium against all but the most extreme pushes and pulls of surrounding space through time… and yet, these two physical-spiritual centers at times, reach into one another in moments of extreme intimacy to become a universal one… … 2021040301