I am a woman who has lived in luxury when compared to living conditions millions of women and children exist in today! The horrific violence committed by the minute is staggering! The unimaginable nature of the types of violence women suffer especially in countries and cultures where they have no voice, no choice, no value. The concept personal preference and choice doesn’t exist. How these women remain internally intact, with an identity of their own or even the will to live is beyond me! Yet there are women who’ve never been shown love at all, who give love to their children! Who somehow find self worth in a world of oppression and endless violence! It is these women that are miracles! As a women born to freedom; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of sexual preference, freedom of education and free to seek my own way, find my own magic who was shown what love is by loving family, I am ashamed that rape and murder of women is happening and even escalating in various cultures around the world! That Lesbianism is justifiably cured by family members having the woman tied to a bed and raped repeatedly by different men until pregnant and then married to which ever rapist they believe responsible for the making her pregnant!
That women live in fear of rape and violence by men of their community daily! The mutilation of women’s clitoris as a means of inducing submission is hard to fathom… let alone to know that the same women who’ve endured this torture are the very ones committing it against their own daughters! Yet to see what happens to those who try to speak out or rebel against these traditions makes it clear…. that to do so is suicidal, and almost always ends in death and violence.
I BELIEVE THAT IF WOMEN EVERYWHERE BEGAN TO TAKE ACTION AND A STAND AGAINST THE OPPRESSION AND VIOLENCE CHANGE WOULD BE MADE! Especially those who are in a position of influence and power or protection against retaliation. But there are no guarantees! American or European women have been killed by locals for giving voice to the crimes against the local women. And the murders are always displayed for all to see what happens to anyone who dares to speak out. There is almost NEVER a conviction or even charges brought against anyone for the crimes. So when I saw this video I was sooo excited to see more media and more organization and unity against the tyranny! I am a single mother, on disability. I have no great contribution to list as my personal fight against these crimes. I am just getting started! My 19 year old daughter is also on this journey of discovery with me. I know that we will find ways to become actively involved in this and many other human right issues!! If EVERY WOMAN WOULD JUST STAND UP AND SAY “NO MORE”…. and just be a VOICE IN THE EAR OF THOSE WHO HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE CHANGES, I know we would see rapid improvement! We are living in the times of greatest peril, evil, and spiritual deprivation the world has ever known. And because of this there are many who are “WAKING UP’. Waking up to what’s real, what’s important, waking up to nature and life, family and love. It is a growing movement. It is an uphill battle! But it can be won in the lives of individuals on a daily and person by person basis. Heal one woman and you heal an entire family! Stay focused, Stay in the place of Love and Belonging. Refute materialism, and most of all begin to PAY ATTENTION! ASK QUESTIONS about EVERYTHING! And the world will begin to change one healing of one individual at a time! Choose life…QUITE YOUR MIND AND TUNE INTO YOUR SPIRIT! Truth is found WITHIN! LOOK AT YOUR LIFE…. ARE YOU WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE OR WHO YOU WANT TO BE??? Out of Africa comes much violence and oppression against women…. Also out of Africa comes a philosophy that is so simple yet so profound! UBUNTU…. “I am because we are” …… The child raised by the village becomes the adult who honors and protects the village! UBUNTU…. Greet all as HONORED GUESTS! Let no traveler pass through your dwelling without being revived, refreshed and better equipped to achieve their destination than they were when they came upon you. It doesn’t matter who they are, or where their destination is, it only matters to live a concept as old as Genesis….to care about one another without prejudice or preference! With the only desire for oneself is the honor of being able to contribute to he betterment and well being of another. This being the greatest honor one can achieve, above all else, greater than all the riches the world can offer! Because it is not of this world.
TRUTH ABIDETH AND HATH NO END, AND IF IT BE IN YOU IT SHALL ABOUND! AND IF YOUR EYE BE SINGLE TO HIS GLORY, YOUR WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF LIGHT, AND THERE SHALL BE NO DARKNESS IN YOU. AND THAT BODY WHICH IS FULL OF LIGHT COMPREHEND ALL THINGS!
LET US BE THE LIGHT OF HOPE LET OUR LIGHT REACH TO THE FARTHEST REACHES OF OUR WORLD THAT NO DARKNESS MAY REMAIN!