Masculinization of Society – “She-Women” are increasingly becoming “He-Women” – But – Are “He-Men” prepared to become “She-Men”…?


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If “She-Women” become “He-Women” – Will “He-Men” become “She-Men”…?


“She-Women” are increasingly becoming “He-Women” 


Are “He-Men” prepared to become “She-Men”…? 


In modern urban India – at least in modern metropolitan cities of India – I am observing an amusing cultural metamorphosis taking place.

The thrust in professional education for women has done wonders – and opened up increasing opportunities for young women.

Almost all young urban women work – and – they take their careers seriously.

There are hardly any full-time housewives or “homemakers” these days.

Women are achieving financial independence – and – women are no longer dependent on their “breadwinner” husbands.

As women work shoulder-to-shoulder with men – modern women are developing masculine traits.

Yes – in order to achieve gender equality – especially at the workplace – women can no longer act in the quintessential delicate feminine manner of yesteryear India.

In order to succeed in their careers and to break the “glass ceiling” – women have to become more “masculine” in nature – and this transformation is visible in their personality.

“She-Women” are becoming “He-Women.

However – a corresponding reverse transformation is not taking place among men.

Men are not developing “feminine” traits.

“He-Men” are not becoming “She-Men”.


Yes – “She-Women” are becoming “He-Women(women are developing “masculine” traits)

But – “He-Men” are not becoming “She-Men” (men are not developing “feminine” traits)

This is upsetting the delicate “Yin Yang Balance” (gender equilibrium) in society.

Earlier – we had “She-Women” and “He-Men”.

Now – we have “He-Women” and “He-Men.

Earlier we had one “SHE” and one “HE” (“SHE-women” and “HE-men” – perfect gender balance)

Now we have two “HE” and zero “SHE” (“HE-women” and “HE-men” – gender imbalance)

This metamorphosis is disturbing the “gender equilibrium” in society.

At the macro-level – Society is becoming increasingly “masculine” in nature.

At the micro-level – marriages are becoming increasingly “masculine” in nature (as also all man-woman relationships)


You must have heard of Yin-Yang Balance.

A Woman is Yin.

A Man is Yang.

Yin is passive – oppressed and feminine.

Yang is active – bright and masculine.

“Male Toughness” is balanced by “Female Gentleness”.

Masculine Traits are balanced by Feminine Traits.

Thus – gender balance or gender equilibrium is maintained.

Yin-Yang Balance helps maintain Harmony.

Disturbing the delicately poised “gender equilibrium” may upset Yin-Yang Balance.

Upsetting the Yin-Yang Balance – will – in turn – cause gender related stress, tension, conflict and disharmony in society.

We are already seeing increasing evidence of such disharmony – and its consequent ramifications – which include gender based crime – violence and abuse – and the rise in divorce rates, breakups and marital discord.

What is the solution…?


Well – if you are a “mathematician” – or a “scientist”  – you will say:

It is simple – just balance the “gender equilibrium” equation.

If increasing masculinization of women is balanced by corresponding feminization of men – gender balance will be restored – and the problem will be mitigated.

All you have to do is:

Balance the increasing number of “he-women” by a corresponding number of “she-men”.

Counterbalance every new “he-woman” by creating a “she-man”.

But – this is easier said than done.

In today’s urban scenario – owing to compulsions of the workplace – or as a consequence of cultural modernization in society – women are developing masculine traits.

Yes – “she-women” are increasingly becoming “he-women”.

Now – in order to achieve Yin-Yang Balance – and restore gender equilibrium:

Are modern men prepared to imbibe feminine traits…?

Are “He-Men” prepared to become “She-Men” – in order to counterbalance the effect of “She-Women” becoming “He-Women”…?

If this does not happen – Yin-Yang balance will be disturbed.

Society will become increasingly “masculine” in nature.

The consequential ramifications of this “behavioural imbalance” will not augur well for societal harmony in general – and – it will  affect “gender harmony” in particular.

This “masculinization” of society will be visible at the macro-level – at workplaces, politics, business etc.

It will also have ramifications at the micro-level as well.

For example – with women increasingly acquiring “masculine” traits – there will be two “men” in a heterosexual marriage.

Don’t you see this happening already…?

Is this “masculinization” of marital relationships the main reason for increasing disharmony in marriages…?

Does this cause marital discord…?

Observe a few young urban couples around you – and you will understand what I mean.

Is it good to have two “macho” individuals in a marriage…?

Is it desirable to have only “macho” individuals in society…?

Is it good to have only “macho” individuals in society…?

Think about it – the effect of Yin-Yang imbalance on Gender Equilibrium.

Do you find merit in my thoughts…?

Or – do you think this is gobbledygook from a “senile” veteran…?

I look forward to your comments and views – “bouquets” and “brickbats”…


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