Good morning you awesome beings.
Bold and beautiful, you step out into the world, dazzling us all with your special persona. Immaculate, positive, articulate. The world awaits and you boldly venture forth. A new time of man, a new time of woman, a new time of society.
Hail to you, the women of the earth. The long adventure to that special self fulfilment. People are changing, society is changing and your minds and voices are heard. A powerful time, a time of equality and self actualization.
Caution, you dauntless beings, we know your minds. Thinking of men as husbands and brothers has left you unprepared for the unknown man, the untrusted man, the corruption. For women think that men are kind and are left unsuspecting of the ruin of their lives if they’re not. There is still the danger.
How many times have scandals wracked your world. The criminal element, so aggressive, ruthless and persistent. The fallen victims of scams and unknown disputes, the invasion of privacy, the humiliation and despair.
Praises to you, for the continued support, for the strength and clarity of a society worthy of justice, human rights, success, progress and humanity. Praises to you for a culture of creativity, involvement, advancement. The non judgemental and non discriminatory elements of human rights. The pursuits of child care, social programs, legislation and education. Not just for some, but for all women, all races, all nationalities, still working all over the world. The plight of women and children, the constant quest to end the poverty, the violence and the despair. Praises to all of you for the selfless self seeking of world wide peace, an end to war and poverty and to the rights of the individual. The promotion of compassion, humanity and dignity.
Hail to all of mankind for the wisdom of these pursuits.
Now divas, a caution to your own lives. The daily violence is still a part of our struggle. Your belief that men are kind, they are your husbands and your brothers is too naïve. Beware oh beauteous ones. Violence against women is against all women. The scandals are about all of us.
In the history of mankind, any woman, in any society, in any nation, in any era, have been attacked by scandals. All of these assaults are violence against women, against their place in society and against the family.
But you, divas, need to protect yourselves, shun the mean and contemptuous. Don’t fall victim to the scam. Violence against women starts with the scandals. No one is immune.
Take the simple precautions to protect yourselves, we need your strong voices, the compassion, the mutual support. Beauteous divas, protect yourselves.
Lock your car doors at all times, even when you’re inside. Carry your cellphone, fully charged and call someone to talk to as you walk to your car at night. Park your car in well lit areas. Don’t go out alone. Don’t live by yourselves. Having someone at home, expecting your arrival protects you. Don’t overdress. Don’t invite the workplace to your home unless your roommate is present. Don’t assume. Instead of walking alone, those short two blocks home at night, take a cab. Protect yourselves. Lock the doors of your home. Ask for references. Even if the person is a collegue, you should know them before you invite them. Don’t be overly friendly or overly eager. Find people who you trust and who will support you. Keep your social group tight and compatible. Mutual interests and mutual sharing.
Beware of the evils of the world, fine divas. Predators are stealthy. Be alert and be wise.
Those fabulous, kind and compassionate men are your friends and companions. They will help and support you. Just be careful.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
September 26, 2013
For the Divas
Good morning you awesome beings.