In my opinion, too many wicca are focused on the gender aspect of the religion. As a result, women use wicca as a form of female empowerment, which is good in its way, but leads to them reversing the balance of gender equality rather than truly balancing it. I would even go so far as to say that for those who are seeking a relief from their gender roles they are in fact perpetuating them. The division of divinity into god and goddess does not serve to equalize the genders, as is stated, but instead further disharmonizes them. In my travels as a wicca, I have seen many books which state the equality of masculine and feminine traits, then go on to discuss only the feminine side of the divinity they explore. This is not just a minor issue, as half of the human experience, for both men and women, is contained in the masculine aspect of divinity. To ignore this side of the divinity is to ignore that side of yourself, and thus to cut yourself off from the source of self, the source of your powers as a wicca. In addition you ultimately fail to liberate yourself from any gender issues; instead, you take on the role of the oppressor you were seeking to escape. This leads to my final thought, for a woman who does what I have described, I’m curious whether they are seeking gender equality, or gender dominance because in seeking gender dominance they are creating the same destructive tendencies in themselves they seek to escape in others, but if they are seeking gender equality then they should remember that separate but equal is never equal.