I saw this picture on my facebook today. It certainly hit a chord for me and I have a feeling it will for some of you as well. Not too long ago I posted my feelings and opinions about Victim Blaming and how women are may fear men; this woman and her statement are right up the alley of
Jenni wrote this in response to a few posts from last week. She's right. It starts with us. We can make things better for the generations of women (and men) who come after us by showing and teaching our children love, respect, and how to be gentle with one another.
Yesterday I read a post about the relationships between men and women in today's society. The post was written by Meizac, blogger whom I had never read before and it talks very candidly about rape, assault, victim blaming, and more. It was powerful, and for me it touched something deep down. When it comes down to it, and I mean really down to it, I am scared of men.
I saw this the other day and found it to be very powerful.
This part moved me to tears: “That you feel no solidarity with the women that have no voice, no power, no safety, no light, no freedom to drive a car or walk down the street by themselves at night; no right to protect their own children, maybe you’re not ready.”
I understand Becca's issue. It's something too many women have to face.
A few months ago I organized an event for a large VIP group of scientists and politicians. On the third night, I attended the annual gala. I was pleased to see the cocktail hour run smoothly and my boss complimented me on my hard work.