April 22, 2014

Earth Day

Earth Day today. My Facebook wall is full of reminders to "take care of her" - "care for her, she cares for you" - Earth! She is our home!"

Do you ever wonder if we had referred to our planet in male terms; Father Earth, He, Him, His; if things would be different?

Would the living, breathing, pulsing Earth suffer less abuse if it hadn't been objectified over centuries of referring to it in the feminine gender?

Would she be held in esteem and protected, like the sanctity of gentlemen's clubs, golf courses and Freemasons?

Would Earth's resources be treated with honor and dignity if she was thought to pulse with a masculine aura?

Um, probably not! Bottom line is, well, bottom line!

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