This is really shaping up to be the year of the woman or possibly the decade. Women’s voices have been amplified more than ever, commanding attention and not asking for permission. Anger, rage and unapologetic emotion have lined social media and pop culture. It’s a whiplash frenzy of female voices screaming for rights, existence and the end of the patriarchy. The boiled over pot has been on the stove way too long and the scorching heat needs a place to cool before it consumes the whole kitchen. Decades long of women fighting for everything under the sun always getting push back from the male establishment who don’t consider women to really be a part of society, just something to make them feel good once in a while. Well, those days are long gone....read more...
Women who have suffered severe domestic violence and are now ready to move forward face discriminatory practices by the court system, landlords and employers reminding them that this stigma will never go away because you are marked. So many laws designed to protect survivors of domestic violence but no one wants to treat them as human. Some new gun control laws center around men who abuse their wives forcing them to relinquish their weapons upon realization they are a domestic abuser but when that same wife is in the courts pleading for her life, silence. That is the reality. It may sound familiar because these stories are coming out of other countries across the globe. Single mothers are not having fun either. With recent cuts to programs that help them stay afloat many become homeless and those that find work struggle to the point of hopelessness. The list is too long. We have been getting a lot of attention though some good, some bad but at least we are opening a badly needed conversation.
We hope, we pray for a paradigm shift that will work in our favor something that will put us on equal footing so we all have a fighting chance in the world given to us. This is why we march, protest, write, blog, advocate and rage. It shouldn’t always be a fight to move up in our careers, own a business, buy a home, work in a field that is mostly dominated by men and if it is we should be treated with respect and not like a blow-up doll. As it is we get condescended to by doctors, lawyers, contractors etc. This is not rocket science I know this because I have seen men treat women with respect and value them so I know it can be done. Just don’t be that guy that jumps on the bandwagon because he wants to cover up his own indiscretions by blaming other men. We can see through that lie very quickly. Change will not come easily or fast so until then, women will be in the center of it all until we get what we’ve been fighting for for decades. Freedom.
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