I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t liked every woman I’ve ever met or came in contact with, but neither have I liked every man I ever met or came in contact with. And I’ve no doubt it was mutual at times.
But the former doesn’t negate my ability to see that women haven’t been given their proper due for a long time – some may be superior or inferior when it comes to character much the same as men are – some may be worthy of respect and others not, the same can be said of men.
Among the nations women have always been considered life givers and too often men as life takers – in that lay the necessity to understand and seek a balance.
In this seeking of a balance respect and equality are the essential elements, to withhold either merely on the basis of gender serves no constructive purpose.
Attitudes change, and over time women have struggled and fought to raise awareness with significant gains made over the last few decades.
As men in assisting that struggle we elevate our communities, our nation(s), and ultimately even ourselves.
We join in an effort to create a better world for our children and generations to come, and I cannot conceive of a single man who would remain silent if anyone were to “grab” a female member of their family or give consent for another to say their daughter is a piece of ass as Trump did to Howard Stern.
Yet men with daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, and grandmothers gave the consent of silence when casting their vote for one of societies dregs.
They did this in the main blinded by a hatred for another woman forgetting that one woman does not make a demographic anymore than one man does.
They did this claiming to be patriots and even warriors, yet it is the first duty of patriots and warriors to defend and provide security for all.
Character is everything, it defines men and women – it speaks to integrity or the lack of it, what resides within the individual heart, and I cannot think of a single instance where it should become a secondary consideration.
The advances women have made are threatened by the current administration and all the talk of no one has more respect for women fails miserably to align with the realities.
As men regardless of which candidate we may have voted for, or whether we voted or not, I believe we are obliged to stand along side of women – failing to do so will be evidence of a lack of character and expose the true nature of our hearts.
It’s the right thing to do, and whether man or woman doing the right thing should always be a priority.