In Response To That Thing You Wrote That Made Me Mad:

Ad Hominem .

Hate Her For Being Pretty?

Hating it when someone does something that displays skill, talent, or knowledge can be seen in several personality disorders, and also in anxiety disorders and codependency.

When a person does something that displays skill/talent/knowledge, it triggers memories, past and recent, that revolve around receiving attention, credit, and acceptance.

So for example if a child was often ignored and neglected while others praised her older or younger sister for being a wonderful dancer, the child may easily associate abandonment with seeing a person dance well, and may instantly worry that others will compare her to this dancer and see her as less worthy, or betray her.

A child may get compared to other children frequently either by adults, peers, or both, and become conditioned to believe that the only way to get positive attention or recognition is to out-perform others, and so when someone else displays ability or is physically attractive, they are seen as an immediate threat: if they get the positive attention and credit, there won't be any left for the child.

These specific types of association can expand into any type of situation where another person might get attention, credit, praise, or recognition for something they do, or for their appearance, or for their possessions. It's a form of envy, but it's not simply "evil", it's based in past trauma and is more fear-based than just plain greed.

Children often bring these types of associations into adulthood, and may develop serious anxiety issues around the performances and appearances of others, or it can turn into internalized resentment, hatefulness, and narcissism.

Jeff Brown: Ascending With Both Feet On The Ground

Nailed it. Humans aren't a bunch of different species, there's only one, unless Sasquatch is alive, and even then we'd have a common ancestor. Trying to separate "males" from "females" and dishonoring the other sex is just a childish conditioning that happens to work really well because it plays on a child's feelings of shame, ego, and belonging, and also happens to allow certain control freaks to stay in control. Duh. Divide Us We Fall... how is that not obvious to people? Quit trying to make men into one thing and women into another, it's boring and tedious, and it's from Hollywood and control freak Royalty who made people believe that dominating and destroying others was "honorable", and that being a martyr was a "virtue". How about let's grow the heck up.

"The armored man is afraid of his heart, he is afraid of the empowered feminine, he is afraid of surrendering his egoic shield to something deeper, truer, more heartfelt. What he doesn’t realize is that we are inextricably linked, so linked that when he denigrates the feminine, he imprisons and denigrates his own consciousness. There can be no victories at the expense of the Divine Mother. None at all. It is time for a new paradigm, one that honors the wisdom of the feminine, one that soulebrates her courageous willingness to remain receptive, relational, and compassionate in the heart of this still mad world. Armored men- bow before her. Sing her praises, dance in her wisdom and her love. She is the path home."

~Jeff Brown