Be Good To Women Day®: NOW AND ALWAYS

 

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A RESULT OF WOMEN’S INEQUALITY

Fifty nine women accused Bill Cosby of rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse or sexual misconduct. Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News, TV Journalist Bill O’Reilly, Isiah Thomas; President and coach of the New York Nicks, Bill Clinton; President of The United States, President Donald Trump, United States Senator Al Franken, US Representative John Conyers, Larry Nassar; former USA gymnastics team doctor, Charley Rose; venerable and well respected journalist and TV host and Roy Moore; former Chief Justice and current US Senate candidate, have all sexually abused women and or girls who were under their implied or explicit authority.

There is a more sickening commonality; all of the women remained silent because they knew that no one would believe them. They’d have no credibility because they are mere females in a [M]ale dominated world. They are “Less Than”, Dispensable; Unequal. Fear of being vilified, denigrated, publicly humiliated, physically assaulted and/or  labeled unemployable has kept the women silent.

I won’t refer to or think of these  courageous sisters as victims. However, we must also consider the unimaginable number of women and girls who remain invisible and suffer in silence. To be clear, men are not the only abusers and young boys also suffer sexual abuse at an alarming rate.

The point is this: Adult men must stand beside women and girls and say No More! We must recognize that young boys are programmed by society to think it’s OK to violate a woman or girl’s physical space.

If we men don’t change our mental attitude towards females and work to end sex bias,  society as a whole will suffer for it. We must eliminate negative words, images and behaviors toward women and girls while promoting equality, respect and love through education and advocacy for the benefit of all.

This is the mission of Be Good To Women Day®/The Be Good To Women Collective. Join us.

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Saturday, September 30, is an important day.

Saturday, September 30, was an important day. It was the 98th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre, in which hundreds of black sharecroppers and their families were massacred by a white supremacist mob in Elaine, Arkansas. This year it was also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, for people of the Jewish Faith. And it was the date of the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ) and the March for Black Women, in Washington, D.C.

People came together on the National Mall in D.C. to call for racial justice and equity and to call out white supremacy. M4RJ is the product of a Black and Indigenous-led organizing effort. And as a “march within a march,” the March for Black Women will center Black women within M4RJ, just as we need to be centered in the movement for racial justice.

M4RJ is urgently in need of support, funding, and sponsorship. I’m asking you to consider helping in whatever way you can to ensure this multi-community, multi-gender, grassroots, volunteer-run march is a success. Not everyone will be able to attend these marches but I hope that you will support the movements they represent. Here’s how:

1. Show up: Register for M4RJ and the March for Black Women.

2. Spread the word: Support M4RJ and the March for Black Women on social media.

3. Donate: Donate to M4RJ. Donate to the March for Black Women.

White supremacy has finally been exposed as the bedrock of American society. This is why we march: to push back against the tyranny of white supremacy and in pursuit of justice and equality. None of us is free until all of us are free.

In the Shared Interest of Empowerment,
Tamika Mallory

We have to help our young people deal with pain They don’t understand.

 

 

We had some awesome takeaways from today’s “Are You Hearing Me? Am I Hearing You  seminar at The Black Women’s Expo

1.  Don’t  accept unacceptable behavior.
2.  Your words and actions must align.
3.  You enter a relationship as a whole complete person, your mate should compliment you (and vice versa)
4.  Loving your self has everything to do with how you’ll love someone else.
5.  Be present and empathetic in your communication
6.  Love is about peeling back the layers over time, protecting those layers and being able to have open and honest communication about those layers.

VIDEO FROM BGTWD 2016 PANEL: ARE YOU HEARING ME? AM I HEARING YOU?

Kiana Focus from Brad Sanders on Vimeo.


TylerPlaceOfUnderstanding from Brad Sanders on Vimeo.

bgtwpanel2016

When Be Good To Women Day® was co-founded in 2003 by comedian/actor/writer Brad Sanders and his On The Phone With Ti-Rone® co-host radio producer, author and blogger Deya Smith, it was about motivating men and women to work together to manifest God’s full potential for their lives. “It still is.”, says Sanders. “At that time, we had received thousands of letters, emails and phone calls about women being disrespected and abused by men. We focused on the problems–symptoms of women’s inequality actually–presented in statistical data regarding women’s emergency room visits, murders, financial hardships, homelessness and the numbers of single parent households as a result of domestic violence; very serious issues. Now we must focus on solutions.”
  
Using the theme “Empowering Our Voices,” Be Good To Women Day 2016 began Saturday, March 5 in Los Angeles. The opening session featured a panel for men and women on the power of positive and loving communication entitled “Are You Hearing Me? Am I Hearing You?” During this session, presenters, male and female, demonstrated methods of listening and speaking to one another that will transform combative and frustrating language into words of peace, love and encouragement. Also during that time, a Resource Fair was offered. Representatives from community organizations provided resource information about Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Recovery, Women’s Health and Financial Stability.
 
Then, on Tuesday March 8 at 7 PM, the Be Good To Women Day Prayer Vigil convened and participants heard a powerful message of encouragement from Reverend Joyce Reese Kitchen and were given the opportunity to give testimony and place their desires and goals for the coming months before the Lord.
[ A Prayer Wall is provided on this site to continue the process of reaching out to God on behalf of others and soliciting the prayers of others for your self. ]
 
All events took place at Emmanuel-Henry McNeil Turner AME Church 5200 South Compton Ave. Los Angeles, California 90011.
We are eternally grateful for the gracious hospitality of the Emanuel HM-Turner family and their pastor Rev. Joyce Reese Kitchen. They welcomed everyone with the Love of Christ.
Please take the survey of our BGTWD 2016 events. If you were not able to attend answer the questions which apply to you.
Thank You,
The Be Good To Women Collective;
Unity Through Equality

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