Women have made phenomenal strides in the history of the United States as well as internationally, but we still have far to go. Recently, the President renewed the Violence Against Women Act to provide protections against women (and others) who are being physically, mentally, and sexually abused on a daily basis. The real question to me is why? Why do we need an act of Congress to protect people from being abused? Don’t men know they shouldn’t abuse women, children, and the vulnerable? And why did Republicans hesitate to approve the legislation? Is it because they are men who abuse and stand the risk of being accused? Is it that they do not care about those who are being abused?
Apparently, we won’t get the answers from the Congress of “no” but we can move forward as a nation to make sure that mistreatment of women ceases in every arena. Women are entitled to a fair salary for the same work as men. Women should be recognized for all of their accomplishments, not just those who tend to make men look good. I am not advocating women on the front line (I cannot support that one), but there are men who have used the intellect of women to make forward strides in companies and then refused to acknowledge the women’s contributions. This has to stop! Women are human beings and as such, deserve equal magnanimous treatment proffered to men.
Ladies–take a stand–against abuse, misuse, and mistreatment against everyone, everywhere! And while you’re at it, read a good book and see if you can find yourself or someone you know in it. Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, xlibris.com and books everywhere. Enjoy the book and excel in life!