give thankhs to the insightful reasoning.
*******I see it as evolving from the Feminine principle. Would you not agree that hunter-gathering might be well suited to the males but for females it isn't sustainable? If you do not I'll understand as you cannot help being male. *********
It seems we are focusing on the participatory roles of the genders instead of the essentials.
See, I see it the other way around. Farming is the transition from the PROVISIONS from nature (which I sight as feminine) of what was once divinely provided to what is now manifested/constructed via human hands. That IMO is masculine. It is masculine to be the active/penetrating/aggressive force. It is feminine to receive and to then recreate.
Farming is indeed the 'first technology' and is indeed the root of human folly whereas hierarchy and civilization (thus the realization of controlling humans via their instinct for sustenance) originated from farming/agriculture.
Look at farming as the depositing of "seed" into the earth/womb. That action is masculine. And then of course, the development of life within the ground and its generation of offspring is from the feminine/womb of earth...nature takes over.
The only difference between gathering and farming is HOW, WHERE and WHEN the seed is deposited in the womb/earth.
It is our premise that is perhaps not aligned. It seems that women want so badly for the same power recognitions of males based on male-ish standards. But the power of femininity does not need nor pursue domination or control or rule as masculine/male endeavors. That is because it is already contained. Only via western/semitic thought is there a concept of applicable supremacy/power which places inferiority on femininity. (I ask for edification if incorrect)
(ABSOLUTE POWER IN THE FEMALE'S HANDS)
domination/control/rule/supremacy pursuits only result from being deprived. That is why we see a consistent track record of the usual suspects throughout history.
So 'civility' is actually a double-edged sword. The more societies tried to separate themselves from the animals, the more inhumane they became.
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