1/ THREAD: Having 'Balls' is a colloquial for being brave/having courage. This is, of course, not only physiologically-psycho-socially incorrect — it's misogynistic, patriarchal, as well as a damaging and manipulative. It's a metaphor-myth.
#EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage
A. Courage does not originate in the gonads
B. Courage is not gender-centric
C. This " 'Balls' equates to courage" myth plays into the damaging worldview that:

Testosterone = Courage (it doesn't)
and that all courage is physical courage (it's not)
3/ It steers us toward tribal behavior and away from individuality — away from *Moral Courage*. For moral courage requires us to go against the group/tribe/family/company, etc. (i.e., whistle blowers).
4/ Women, so often, probably more often than men, have greater moral courage. But, of course, women don't have 'balls'.
5/ This colloquial lie of equating 'balls' to courage diminishes the value of moral courage. And in today's world, moral courage is in much more often of greater importance than physical courage.
6/ Moral courage and physical courage can indeed coexist, however, and although it's not absolute, the following correlation is quite strong:

The more a person values physical courage, the less they tend to value moral courage.
7/ Stop using the metaphor, 'having balls' for courage. Women have just as much or more than men. Stop valuing physical courage over moral courage. Do you even make the distinction between the two? If not, start NOW.


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Truth: A person who never confronts their Cognitive-Emotional Dissonance, never grows.
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