Women, Help Stop The Assault!

Uncomfortable Conversations

Women inspiring women is the emphasis on this blog. With the support and company of two men, we discuss topics that touch the lives of women living and learning through the daily grind. Some of our conversations might not be comfortable, especially for those who are in denial about the reality of their situation or who might see themselves in the not-so glamorous light.

While conversations about fashion, homemaking, cooking, and other topics that are often and mostly assigned to women might arise, they will be in the context of her inherent beauty, her rights as a human being, her role in society and her parenting of the children she, hopefully, chose to bring into this world.

One such topic that causes discomfort is that of violence perpetuated by women. We will continue this conversation today in our afternoon post when Alexis Ali presents Part III of the four-part series, “Adele’s Pattern: A Journey To Redemption.” When we discussed the idea of this series, Alexis and I shared a bit about our understanding and experiences with this issue. Not much but just enough for us to be on the same page. What she has produced turns out to be very much a great depiction of my journey. Reading this second to last installment of the series, my eyes welled with tears as it felt as if someone told Alexis my story – sections that I hardly shared.

Assault By Women

Violence by women is a reality – whether you want to admit it, know any woman personally who was or is violent or whether you believe the reports or not. Some feminists might be reluctant to admit that there are women who simply do not have a handle on emotions management, preferring to push the issue under the carpet of “more men abuse women.” While the data show that as the truth, we cannot continue denying therefore not supporting women who are violent, particularly toward their children.

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A Practical Spirituality for Young Women

Be sure to Subscribe to receive an update when Alexis’ and the articles of other Contributors post. If you are a young woman under 35 years of age or know one, you might also be interested in joining another conversation with me – this one will be live and free. It is my “Practical Spirituality for Young Women” Webinar next Monday, September 14 at The Spirituality Centre. This one-hour session is an ice-breaker, a start to a wider discussion on living according to your own design, managing your affairs including relationships, parenting, finances and friendships in ways that are enhancing not burdensome to your dreams. Register for that session here, check out previously recorded free webinars and come let us talk.

Matters of Concern For Women

Here are some other issues coming up on the radar this morning – not so comfortable ones but needing our attention and more so our voices wherever we can be heard, whether that is to simply ask, write a letter, or discuss among your girlfriends:

  • Women worldwide are still being paid 24% less than men: “A U.N. agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 percent less than men on global average and around 30 percent less for those in Asia.” (Read more…)
  • Should women take steps to stop seeing periods, period?: “Periods can be painful and messy, and while they are considered a marker of female identity, there are also social pressures to keep them invisible on account of their β€œick” factor. So there are some who find eliminating periods altogether to be their best option.” (Read more…)
  • Is women’s health getting unfair treatment by US Republicans?: “Effective public health programs are increasingly coming under assault by politicians as the 2016 elections approach. The recent unfounded attacks on Planned Parenthood by Governor Bobby Jindal and other Republican presidential candidates are nothing more than shameless political pandering. The same pattern is reflected in the anti-science, evidence-be-damned stance of those politicians opposed to needle exchanges.” (Read more…)
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Check out these three articles, share them with your friends across social media and invite them to a conversation. It really is time more women talk and take some type of action on real issues affecting their lives daily. No need for labels – not feminist ones, not political ones or religious ones – it is about our lives and your daughter’s lives. [tweetthis]Hey, let’s talk about some real issues affecting women! Check this blog post![/tweetthis]

Until later, do have a great Hump Day!

 

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32 thoughts on “Women, Help Stop The Assault!

  1. It’s so sad for those women stuck in situations like that. Being woman is difficult.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am sure that there are men who would also say that being men is difficult. πŸ™‚ Yes, too many are still stuck in situations that are not life enhancing. Hopefully by shedding light in those dark areas more will have the courage to step out.

  2. Very important things to think about. Being a woman is still difficult, even in now.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, it is still a major challenge for too many! πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve noticed we are sometimes harder on each other as women, than we are to others, and its terrible!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I agree with you! Women can be more unforgiving with their sisters than anyone else.

  4. Wow…thanks so much sharing. It’s important to have these conversations.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed it is! Thanks for joining in! πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for sharing! It needs to be known that its still a very real issue

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome! Thank you for visiting! πŸ™‚

  6. That’s really terrifying to me to think about, but the only way to improve things is to discuss them.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, acknowledge, discuss and resolve. πŸ™‚

  7. It’s a daunting task for women who are aware of this to raise awareness to the women who think this is but a norm. And the sad part is that when you try to talk about this, you are referred to as a sexist or a feminist.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, those are couple of the labels but can’t let that deter or define us. πŸ™‚

  8. Wow! This is so eye-opening. Thank you so much for bringing awareness πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are welcome and thank you for visiting. πŸ™‚

  9. There are so many tough issues out there that might make people uncomfortable but sometimes to make progress, tough conversations need to be had and these are definitely some of them

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed there are and you are right that unless we have the conversations we will not move ahead. πŸ™‚

  10. It’s important to bring these issues to light.

    1. Ms Claudette

      We thought so as well. πŸ™‚

  11. tara pittman

    This is all so true. Women need to recognize what is happening.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes we do! πŸ™‚

  12. Elizabeth O.

    It also depends on how the woman is raised. I know a friend whose father is abusive and would often look down on women. To her these are normal, to me they are not. Everything really starts at home.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are so right yet we all have one thing that we can change – our minds. Sadly, many of our sisters accept what is without question. πŸ™

  13. Very sad that we’re still having this issue. I don’t know why women are still being paid 24% less than men. I think its a bit unfair.

    1. Ms Claudette

      More than a bit unfair! πŸ™

  14. I consider myself a humanitarian and look for the same rights as anyone else regardless of race, gender, age, etc. As a woman who watched her mother endure abuse, and as a mother of three little girls, I’m certainly sensitive to women helping women.

    1. Ms Claudette

      This is what I am talking about Jessica! When you have been there, you just cannot stand back and watch, wringing your hands! You have to teach/support your girls and help change minds and hearts. Thank you for doing what you do. Namaste. πŸ™‚

  15. Those are some very thought provoking questions. I don’t think we should have to hide the fact that we have periods. I have noticed that the women that I work with are very open about their periods. Hey, we all go through it! Why not share our stories or our gripes?

    1. Ms Claudette

      That’s my belief as well. Of course, I would not be walking around waving my pad or tampons around but that is the current design of our bodies so why tamper with it?

  16. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I can’t even imagine not standing up for myself. I feel sad for those women stuck in situations like that.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I hear you that is why it is important of those of us who know the “way out,” to help even one – who asks for it. πŸ™‚

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