A little fox trotting to uncover the mysteries of me, myself and I… of life, love and the universe… and, if there’s time, of the role gender plays in cultural relations… it’s a personal journey…

I am really fascinated with this idea of gender issues in cultural relations… In Finnish and other mythologies, the fox is usually depicted as a cunning but harmless trickster. The fox, while weaker, in the end outsmarts both the evil and voracious wolf and the strong but not-so-cunning bear. It symbolizes the victory of intelligence over both malevolence and brute strength. Or so says Wikipedia… yes, ‘fox’ is my nickname (not a long story but one for another time) and while this blog is my personal little trot down a road of enquiry, the ‘fox’ is also symbolic of what intrigues me… the fox is ‘female’ in most mythologies and the word has connotation of female sexual power in the English language… leaders throughout history have often used ‘fox versus lions or bears’ as metaphors for approaches to winning and it got me thinking about ‘feminist’ and ‘masculinist’ behaviour in the game of love and politics and in boardrooms round the globe… somewhat irrespective of sex… i wonder, could we say that to behave like a ‘fox’ signals a form of soft politics, a different, more female, feminine or feminist approach to gaining power and influence? an approach built on attraction, emotional intelligence, psychology or notions of relationships, diplomacy… perhaps even cultural relations? what role DOES ‘gender’ play in cultural relations?

so as I amble about the virtual hills and dales here I expect there will be a mix of personal reflections on a range of things… sharing of ‘ah-ha’ moments… sharing of things which pricked or tickled my ears… feel free to drop in and chat…

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2 Responses to About

  1. Ganesh says:

    Interesting and thinking blog! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. 🙂

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