This is what masquerades as empowerment, activism, and purpose—which is shallow if you ask me. What they’re far from grasping is that personal power comes from mastering ‘the why’, which is principle of casualty. Impulsivity and indulgence are not powerful at all, but demonstrate quite the opposite—a lack of understanding—which is power.
Power comes from mastering the principle of causality, and nothing else. It can be equated to an internal locus of identity, and achieving what Carl Jung called Selfhood, which results from individuation (psychological differentiation). Psychologically, the above photo is collectivism and mass shadow projection / indulgence / impulsivity, and is a manifestation of an external locus of identity (which is a lack of internal personal power and will).
power = causality = the why = understanding = will
A locus of identity is the location of one’s source of will and identity, and from where the power in an individual’s life comes from, inside order/power that paints a picture onto the external chaos, or external order/power that paints a picture onto the internal chaos. It takes years of shadow work, emotional processing, and renewing the mind, through asking thousands upon thousands of why questions, to move a person’s locus of identity from externalized (exoteric) to internalized (esoteric). These women are attempting to use a “how” to be powerful, flashing their vaginas, but it is actually through discovering the “why” within a person that brings true power.
“Beneath our poised appearance, the truth is we are completely out of control. Causality. There is no escaping it. We are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it, to understand the why. Why is what separates us from them, you from me. Why is the only real source of power, without it you are powerless. And this is how you come to me: without why, without power, another link in the chain.” ~The Merovingian
“Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.”–The Kybalion, The Sixth Hermetic Principle of Cause and Effect
The Hermetic master is able to polarize themselves by the strength of their Will and stay in the realm of causality (internal locus of control), rather than live as an effect where they will remain powerless, and where their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are not their own, but given to them by the world around them (external locus of control – nature and nurture).
“The Hermetic Master, or advanced student, polarizes himself at the desired pole, and by a process akin to “refusing” to participate in the backward swing or, if you prefer, a “denial” of its influence over him, he stands firm in his polarized position, and allows the mental pendulum to swing back along the unconscious plane. All individuals who have attained any degree of self- mastery, accomplish this, more or less unknowingly, and by refusing to allow their moods and negative mental states to affect them, they apply the Law of Neutralization. The Master, however, carries this to a much higher degree of proficiency, and by the use of his Will he attains a degree of Poise and Mental Firmness almost impossible of belief on the part of those who allow themselves to be swung backward and forward by the mental pendulum of moods and feelings.” ~The Kybalion, Chapter 11, The Fifth Hermetic Principle of Rhythm
Additionally, this is actually a psychological tendency known as impulsivity, which can stem from various psychological disorders. They have rebranded and gutted the meaning of the virtue of empowerment, and filled it with the substance of impulsivity. It is textbook impulsivity, and is not how empowered people behave.
“In psychology, impulsivity is a tendency to act on a whim, displaying behavior characterized by little or no forethought, reflection, or consideration of the consequences. Impulsive actions are typically “poorly conceived, prematurely expressed, unduly risky, or inappropriate to the situation that often result in undesirable consequences,” which imperil long-term goals and strategies for success.” ~Wikipedia