- Women's Health
"A silencing of women's voices: a decrease in the quality of care of girl children: especially in the future"
Women endure unreasonable pain and suffering while attempting to survive in a world, pretty much, dominated, by men. Something has to be done, globally. There m
Why the hateful attack on women?
Something must be done, on a global basis. It is either now or never
The abuses that women suffer in the global community are not simply “political issues.” When women and girls are abused, mistreated and many, many times, killed, these are moral issues. Don’t real what I am saying the wrong way, politics will play a major role is rectifying the shameful abuses that women suffer, but it is going to take more than right thinking and right politics to solve this problem. We know that is immortal and unethical to stand by, idle, doing nothing, while women and girls are abused, even shot, raped, and killed. We say nothing, we do nothing. People call the women work hard to survive within our communities, “bitches, wenches, “crack-whores,” sluts, and other shameful words too ugly to write for publication.”
Personally, I am sick of it. It’s not right for nations of people who think of themselves as being a religious people (remembering their Sabbath day to keep it holy), to embrace a double-standard that, often times, promotes this kind of barbaric behavior.
Sometimes I get the impression that people who consider themselves members of an elite society, or a wealthy (civilized, for a lack of a better word) country, think that their women and girls are immune to, or protected from, the kind of barbarianism that is commonplace in many, less affluent global contexts. But when an astronaut’s wife gets shot in the head while she is doing her congressional duties in the front of a grocery store, in an otherwise, peaceful community, we all have a problem. Nobody’s daughter, wife, sister, or mother is safe in this world, anywhere, as long as we have hateful, evil people moving about freely looking for women or girls to devour.
This discourse is not being written to scare women and girls, or the people who love them. I am not a political person, so I don’t write because of political motivations. Timing has everything to do with when I write and with how I write. When Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, I should have written more, then, not later. Now we have Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year old, shot in the head or neck or jaw and neck (or where ever) and I have said to myself, “self, it is time to say something about this evil that is being directed toward women and girls.”
Do I wait to someone shoots my wife, or my mother, or my 5 year old granddaughter, in the head before I start “crying out for justice.”
Consider this, there are gardens, where I work, growing organic foods that can be seen from a busy road. At any moment, on any day, some evil bigot could drive by, while at the same time, making a easy shoot, shooting me in the head, “just for the hell of it.” That’s how evil and “backwards” our civilized global community has become. If the women and girls among us cannot live in peace, then no one can live in peace. That’s the way it is.
The question is, “What are we going to do about it?” Whatever we decide to do, we will have to do it together. We can just depend on the government to do it all. The problem belongs to all of us “to fix.”