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The Women’s March

The Women’s March

Yesterday much of the day was spent by the media reporting on the “Women’s March”.  It was an event that was held all over the country, and coordinated by many women who had said it was to send a message to the new administration.  The message, though somewhat similar amongst the different groups, was also somewhat confused due to the “messages” given by the various celebrities and politicians that were invited to speak at the various events.  If this was designed to motivate women into action, I can tell you that it certainly didn’t motivate me.  And here is why.

I have never understood why some women want to portray themselves and other women as victims. Those who believe we are should take a look at other women across the world and how they are treated. I believe we have to quit sharing and believing that narrative. And as for the issue of abortion. . if women truly believe that “men” dictate what we can do with our bodies then why are there not more women elected into congress and the senate? Roe v. Wade is 44 years old and it is still the #1 issue for many women. Why? We have the equal pay act, the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act. We can vote, own homes, work, get an education. Men do not control your destiny, you do.

I believe that now is the time for all of us to come together as a Nation and focus our attention on the real issues.  Issues related to hunger and homelessness.  A government that is less than responsive to the people and a justice system that is out of reach to many.  We need to cease the “gender divide” and work together collectively on the issues in our communities that matter.  If you truly want to “send a message”, do so by volunteering, donating and put your energy towards making real change.  Pledge to end the divisiveness and take positive steps towards making our communities stronger.

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