A Feminist Expresses Gratitude....All of you who have gotten to know me, know that I am a feminist, consider myself an advocate for women's rights and am critical of those whom embrace sexism. I have been accused on a number of occasions of hating men, of misandry and of plain old ignorance.
The truth really is that I adore and love men. I love, admire and respect the many men whom exude courage, loyalty and intense protective love.
Very recently a disturbed young man walked into a theatre and proceeded to shoot dozens of movie goers. He murdered at least a dozen and injured 70.
What is perhaps the most amazing and profoundly touching about this tragedy are the 3 young men who gave their own lives in an gallant and heroic fashion. These 3 heroes sacrificed their own lives, diving in front of their girlfriends and taking the bullets meant for the women. The protective love and courage they exhibited is nothing short of stunning. These men are heroes. These are men. Honour, courage, love. This is manhood to me. I respect, admire and appreciate these men and all men whom exude these qualities and many do.
Lets talk about these men and forget about the sick loser. Lets give these men credit and choose to ignore the idiot killer.
On a different tangent, but still related I would like to personally pay homage to the 2 men whom showed me and my mother kindness.
Growing up impoverished, the child of a single parent wasn't easy but 2 events stand out for me. The first was at a small diner and I was around 8, we had finished our meal and when my mother went to pay we were informed that the tab had been paid by a gentleman. I was astounded at the kindness and generosity shown by this stranger.
The 2nd was a family man, a neighbour who 1 year at christmas spent at least 300 $ on groceries and toys for my mother and I.
I was very touched by this beautiful show of kindness.
To all those wonderful, kind, generous men thank you.