Certain personality traits have been traditionally associated with men and certain others with women.
Feminine traits: power (shakti), nurturing, compassion, gentleness, grace, warmth, softness, understanding, sympathy, intuitive.
Masculine traits: authority, strong, providers, analytical, aggressive, adventurous, decisive, competitive, extroverted
If we see our own nature, we find ourselves to be a combination of both masculine and feminine qualities. The extent depends on our sanskars, past experiences and social conditioning. This is why we find certain men who are more caring, emotional and compassionate than many other women. Likewise, we come across women who are far more daring, authoritative or competent than their male counterparts. Each of us is a pure conscient energy, soul in a physical costume. Man and woman is a different physical costume of the soul. On a journey of many births each of us has been in male and female costumes. Each soul has all the sanskars, its like a CD with many songs. Depending on the gender costume and social conditioning, we emerge those sanskars in one life time, which means we play those songs. Next life, different gender costume, we play different sanskars. But the soul CD has all the sanskars.
Each soul is a pure and powerful soul. Each soul has the sanskar of:
1. Nurturing and selfless caring
2. Being intuitive and analytical
3. Being soft to adjust, tolerate and strong to face.
4. Being gentle and adventurous
Each soul needs to emerge and use in every karma the sanskar of willpower, compassion, nurturing, self-confidence, fearlessness, dignity, respect and acceptance. We need to empower our self and then we have the power to empower others.