Friday, October 14, 2016

Where's the justice for women?

Today I'm really at a loss as to what to write. This week has been a difficult one for us as women. So much talk about sexual assault. So much ignorance about it. Denial about how much it occurs in our society. Calls to repeal the 19th amendment. Women called liars when they report sexual assault and abuse.

I must confess it hits a lot of the hot buttons for me. I care deeply about justice and have spoken out for years on the issue of justice for women. So this is difficult for me. You, too?

I am a word person. So typically I'm not at a loss for words. But these days there simply are no words. No words! I'm heartbroken for all the women who won't be believed when they tell their stories of abuse and assault. I worry that they won't find safe places where they can heal. I'm frightened for what this says about us as a society. And I feel helpless. I honestly am not sure what to say or do that will shed light on the situation and not just heat.

Any of you have insights on this?

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more!!! How is it that the majority of US adults (women, the ones who bear our children, no less!) can still be trivialized and demeaned to this extent?!! Enough already!