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I was watching a recording of NHK WORLD's Begin Japanology series, specifically the one where they cover the different Japanese writing systems. One guest that they featured on the show was one Saeko Ozaki, an apparent expert on The Tale of Genji. Apparently kanamoji was a significant theme within the story, but what struck me as particularly interesting is that Ozaki-san mentioned that without women, this great work of writing (written entirely in kanamoji) or the artistic style it was written would never have developed, but would have remained insignificant if not for men that embraced it.53 posts and 3 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
This way of thinking I believe is truly enlightened and insightful. Myself being male and being told this through a women's perspective only further leads me to believe the truth behind this ideology; that both sexes require the other. Without the other, life cannot be created, our natural purpose to continue life cannot be fulfilled, no matter if you are man or woman.
Is it coincidence that women are in many cases what sparks the pursuit of self-improvement in many men? I think not. I believe that women are, and always have been, the catalysts of which led our civilization to where it is today, whether it be indirectly or directly. All the while these men make up for what women cannot do (speaking in primal terms) physically and/or psychologically (strength of will). Both sexes have roles to fulfill, and without the other the role serves no purpose to themselves. By rejecting the other, you in tandem reject your sense of purpose and self.