The Masculine Civilization
Throughout history, the way we have perceived sex and procreation has determined our vision of the universe, from the primal notion of Mother Nature being the source of all life, to establishing God the Father at the summit of the creation, nature and women subjected to him. Today, the reappraisal of gender relationships, and our new approach to nature make us the witnesses of a historical change. More
For thousands of years, men have struggled to establish their supremacy. At first, they used spirits to secure for themselves a function in a natural world that seemed to have taken sides with the feminine. Eventually, they created an all-mighty divinity, and established their status as second to none other than that highest of all authority.
Sailing through history, we show that the way procreation was perceived has determined how men and women positioned themselves in the universe. It has wielded consequences deeply affecting our evolution, from the primal vision of an all-encompassing natural world in which Mother Nature represented the source of all life, to the subjection of nature and woman, with God the Father sitting at the summit of the creation.
This emphasis on gender and nature brings into perspective the current social and economic resurgence of women and the new attitude towards environment that needs to be protected from our own deeds. These intricate leitmotifs make us witness a turning point in our history.