About That Feminism – The Lena Dunham Case
When we are dealing with sensitive topics, like feminism, perspective is everything. Many of you know the tale about blind people describing the elephant by touching it, and each person ending up with a different description of elephants likelihood.
We all have a different perspective of the world around us, and probably there is no better method to analyze those perspectives than BaZi.
So, the question is, what makes a woman become a feminist?
The feminism, in its roots, is the idea that women are equal, or in some matters, better than men.
Fundamentally speaking, we are equal, but our perspective is not, therefore we have different views on this issue.
The perspective variety comes mainly from our BaZi chart. What we look is the strength of Master Element and Output Character Component (also known as CREATIVITY). If one, or both of these are excessive, it’s most likely that Power Character Component is weak.
For women, Power Component represents a husband, lover, male partner, and men in general. It also represents an authority figure, but that’s another topic.
So if this Power Component is weak, it represents weak men, in general.
A woman with such chart will most likely attract weak men, and most likely will never be fully satisfied with them, unless the man is surrendering type, which is rare. Because of their unique perspective, they will see men as weak in general. This perspective is emphasized by the fact that these women are strong and independent, a sensation coming from their strong Master Element or Output Component.
Lena Dunham is a good example of a strong Master Element which overly controls Power component. She is one of the most known feminists.
In her chart, we see that her ME, Yin Fire, is really strong, heavily supported by Fire and Wood branches. This Fire completely controls Power Component, represented by Water Element.
Relationships for her are hard because she has to find a man who is able to surrender to female, which is extremely hard. Most men want to be, well, men, and they want to be providers. If they submit themselves to a female partner, in our culture that is seen as an embarrassment, so man’s ego will suffer.
What is also a disadvantage in this chart, when it comes to a relationship, is that her Competitor Talent is excessive as well (represented by Yang Fire). So obviously she is prone to conflicts, which adds another layer of difficulties in her relationships. Her issues with people are quite well known.
On another side of extreme, if a woman has a weak Master Element and weak Output, and Power Component is excessive, the dynamic is flipped. In this case, a woman might submit to the male power, and often it can be emotionally rather painful experience.
If the balance is right between Master Element, Output and Power Component, then it’s quite likely that the person will have a more healthy relationship with men in general.
It’s important to point out that BaZi sees the roles of women and men differently. In BaZi men are supposed to control women, that is some kind of default position, but we have to understand that BaZi was developed thousands of years ago, where such view in relationships was pretty much standard. These days we seek for balance so it’s not necessary that in BaZi chart man controls woman and most experts do not look for such dynamic.
As we can see, things are not that simple when it comes to equality between men and women. We seek balance, but each individual is different, and for some women, this might be quite difficult to achieve, but if you understand the root of the problem and the overall dynamic, it gets easier to look for solutions, and we spend less time and energy on blaming others.