Are strong women intimidating to men
And in doing so, both women and men in Wicca are brought to wholeness and balance.
That's why there will always be a place for men in Wicca.
As men learn to deal with power-sharing, intimacy, and deep honesty with themselves -- not just in Circle but in the world -- most of the women-only covens will probably fade away.(See Wiccan Etiquette for more on how to participate in Circle with equality.) In essence, men may feel unwelcome in Wicca because of the empowerment that Wicca gives to women.
The basic problem, I think, is that we've been brainwashed into believing that power is a win-lose proposition. The whole community is stronger when each member is strong, whether you're speaking of humans or wolves or cuttlefish.
So if men are welcome in Wicca, why are there some women-only covens?
I wish there were an easy answer for this, and one that didn't set men's hackles up.
Consequently, it is vital to Wicca Spirituality that power is shared, rather than hoarded.
It is the dance of the Goddess and God together that creates life.Women, the Earth, the Moon, the physical body, cycles, and other "feminine" aspects are all revered in Wicca.This can seem intimidating to men who are raised with values that prize intellect, aggressiveness, and independence above all.Or conversely, some men abdicate their power out of a desire to not dominate the group, but end up acting out with passive aggressiveness or other balancing mechanisms.After all, being powerless is not an improvement over dominating.