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The Problem with Masculine/Feminine Frames About Relationships – Jayson & Ellen – 370

By Jayson
November 24, 2021


Society teaches us that certain traits should go with certain genders, and we have traditionally been programmed to accept those—but in reality, they aren’t always accurate. Not to mention one person’s idea of a trait that’s traditionally masculine or feminine won’t be the same as another’s. So how do we reframe the way we think about masculine/feminine traits and roles in relationships, regardless of gender identity or relationship preference? Check out this week’s episode to find out what Ellen and I have to say.

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  1. Tanya Templeton

    I am so grateful for this podcast. I completely agree with your take on this subject. I have been struggling with this concept for decades and have found that the feminine/masculine labels can be used destructively and I have been shamed and blamed for being in my masculine, so often. I have been told that I should not get angry because I am a woman and that I should become a lesbian. These statements are so hurtful and so far from my truth. I feel very feminine in so many ways and can show up in this world effectively in the more “masculine” activities, but that does not make me unable to have a meaningful, successful and deeply committed relationship with a man. I have struggled with getting across the idea of just being human, with every human emotion. I truly feel it is all about how we communicate in our relationships and what led me to The Relationship School. THANK YOU!!!

    • meg@relationshipschool.com

      Hi Tanya, thank you so much for taking the time to share all this with us. I apologise for my delay in replying and am very glad that you have found our school and got something from this episode. Take good care =) -Meg

  2. Elena Jacinto

    Thank you for a great conversation about “gender roles/behaviors”. The judging that goes on, in and around messages of gender expectations can be damaging and the cultural conditioning that many of us have received, may not be helpful. Thank you for a beautiful conversation about subverting the dominant paradigm of gender!

    • meg@relationshipschool.com

      hi Elena, I appreciate your acknowledgement for this episode, thank you so much. I will be listening to this episode myself shortly =)


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