In Toxic Femininity Ralph Calabrese goes where most authors wouldn't dare by exposing the dark side of the feminine. There simply aren't any platitudes to describe the contents in this book. Only Shakespeare could offer such prose. However, even if you're a credentialed academic or confused adolescent, this book will speak directly to you, if not through you.
This is a Blue-Collar analysis of psychology and philosophy. Armed only with Experience and defended by Reality, he brings a level of pragmatism that simply cannot be found in the theoretical halls of academia.
Through one encounter with a kitten and stray cats, he was able to deconstruct Communism and The Theory of Evolution, rendering Karl Marx and Charles Darwin as obsolete in assessing present-day human behaviors and motivations.
His efforts have presented some of the most important discoveries to humanity in the past several hundred years. All told with humility and at times humor. So, from kittens to communism, Cinderella and Prince Charming, LeBron vs Jordan, technology and teachers, or Tyson and Oprah, there is definitely a perspective or view represented for all readers.
About the Author
Ralph Calabrese is an Uneducated, Straight, White, Male, who identifies as a Stay-At-Home Dad, Husband, Former Factory Worker, and Non-Combat Disabled Veteran. He is the founder and creator of Clear Our Conscience, The Theory of Perceived Authority, and Cryopeutic Meditation.
The name CLEAR OUR CONSCIENCE seems pretty self explanatory but I don't want to assume where anyone is, at this moment of their journey. So, I deem it helpful and necessary to explain.
Repressed emotions being judged by one's present day feelings.
The "being judged by one's present day feelings" is the crucial component of this statement or concept. This is where one feels shame, guilt, anger etc., which holds them hostage and keeps them stuck in their patterns.
The idea of "clearing our conscience" represents the accepting of any negative or even positive emotions that we have either been stuck in or are using as a means to create or fulfill unhealthy childhood patterns.
The original logo design and colors are a visual representation of this concept.
The first letter C is OPEN and a rich YELLOW. When we are young our minds are completely OPEN and everything is like a new BRIGHT IDEA! The yellow is to represent LIGHT. So, it's the young, vibrant, bright open mind just wanting to take everything in and learn.
Then, unfortunately, that light is slowly dimmed due to the many circumstances every child experiences in modern times. As the light dims the child's mind also begins to close off. Then one day the light has been completely shut out and all that's left is darkness.
The BLACKED OUT O. This is where all the pain, suffering, guilt, shame, anger, letdowns, all the EVERYTHING that holds us back stays! Unfortunately, this is where most of the world psychologically remains, in this closed off darkness. Only knowing what is within that space, they have no choice but to work within those parameters. This is where the PATTERNS come in. With no new information being let in, one will find a way to repeat these same patterns by simply adjusting them to fit each situation or individual. Now, to the GOOD part!
The last C, in this story told through simple design, is where the child/mind is finally opened back up. The story being told from left to right, the first C started OPEN then became closed off, turning into the DARKNESS O. The last C, started closed but is now OPEN again to everything in front of it. The color of this C is SILVER. Silver/Chrome is like a mirror. It doesn't represent any color, but instead is a reflection of whatever is in front of it at any given moment. It is vital for us to reopen our minds, not being afraid to reflect on our past but only for the sake of moving forward to be completely present in what is in the now.
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