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Even after 8 years of going to the gym, it's still weird that there is often some naked dude in the shower stall next to me. While you can't make out anything in detail, you can still see the basic body shape and whatnot -- and this is all perfectly normal to people, apparently. Anyway - here's my plan..
Place the shower stalls in a line, but the entrance to each alternates between the men's and women's locker room areas. Each stall is frosted glass from floor to ceiling. The men's and women's areas are physically separated and not much else is different, the only difference is I'm not showering next to a dude.
It's fun, it's sexy, and the experience doesn't go beyond "PG-13" - about the same level as visiting a public beach. As long as a gym provided traditional showers for the timid on the side, I can see this actually working out at one of those 'hip' gyms...
As this gender role confusion is a natural part of the conversation, and we all deal wtih some form of internal question around how we should be, the comment arose as that there are few Real Men left in this world. This naturally leads tot he question of what are those qualities and she was generous to share an off-the-top-of-the-head list.
This naturally lead me to ask about the women's list and the simple statement came back to replace He with She.
I couldn't agree more and I'm very glad to see these lists for men/women, in combination with the gender articles and the need for development and healing with our society's role expectations. Too often we see the power-struggle between men and women and the power struggles we experience in personal relationships and around the world between countries have never amounted to anything more than adding more fuel to the fire. Fortunately, as we communicate, investigate within, and open ourselves vulnerably to share the truth, we begin to reach the root, build solid foundations, reach understandings, and find solutions.
PS - this was an off-the-top-of-the-head list meaning that more can be added. When it is an item about owning your personal power in a positive, non-manipulative, way that adds to the enjoyment and fulfillment of your life without affecting others lives in a way that robs them of their own personal power, then I would tend towards support. Where we often become confused though, is around how to get what we want from life and people without manipulating. Often times we aren't even aware we are manipulating, given the many years of observing and accepting behaviors throughout societies examples in life and entertainment.