Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Let's find the ways to make the win

Hi all,

Hope this note finds you well.

Just read an article about a minor hockey president's anti-woman comments* (referring to the January 21 march) ... comments on his own blog ... but he's held positions of responsibility where young people are for many years.  I don't buy his comment that the words were taken out of "Context" (especially since he's posted other things over the years).  Sexism and powertripping language are sexism and powertripping language, and examples over time just paint the picture of the speaker.  It's good for people to read the words, feel the attitude.  We need to know this stuff is out there. 

To quote from a recent, much publicized Golden Globe winner: "this instinct to humiliate when it's modeled by someone in the public platform ... filters down into everybody's life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.  Disrespect invites disrespect.  Violence incites violence.  When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose."

We all need to listen, heed the sign that says "Tomorrow, there'll be more of us" ... marching, and paying attention to political goings on, and working to not just keep things that are good but to make more things better. We're going to find the ways to make the win.

Hastily expressed ... and with all best regards,

Why's Woman


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