Thursday, December 3, 2009
There are good men out there!!!!!! But there is a "climate" that seems to encourage misogyny, anyway praise for the good men
I have a YouTube friend that is quite young and male. He is a good young man. He was looking for the words to describe a hateful communiqué on YouTube and even a man that attempted to defend "it" and he couldn't find the word...I told the young man the word is "misogynist".
I have concerns -- had them for years regarding being harassed and worse and there are several male newsreporters I keep in the loop. It makes me feel safer that they know.
If you have concerns about your safety I urge you to contact the police. Also tell all your friends. Please stay very connected with them. Anyone that can walk you in and out of any place you don't feel safe -- please make sure you ask them for help. There are amazingly brave senior citizen activists that will walk with you. If you can't find a friend, remember you cel phone may have video capacity and or just call the police and tell them you are afraid. Do not risk your safety.
There are good men out there and I know that.
On a rainy day like today, I was rushing up the subway steps and a young man ran up the stairs and yelled after me...he had my umbrella and he gave it to me. He wasn't carrying one. He could have kept it for himself so he was so good and selfless.
When I talk about misogynistnyc it is a climate that invites violence starting with verbal trash talk, intimidation on the streets, in our lobbies, elevators even sadly in women's home and it can escalate but I have to remind myself and any new readers please know there are good men out there.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 11:11 AM