START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
Mar 13, 2012

I'm going to be starting school in the fall, and I recently went to the university for orientation. While I was waiting for the event to start, I went and checked out the student center. All over the the bulletin boards were various posters of couples with the main caption being "My Strength is not for hurting..." At the bottom of the posters, they read a few different followups of the first statement, including "so when she changed her mind, I stopped" and "so when I paid for our date, she didn't owe me."
I'm sure there's a lot of you out there who are aware of the MyStrength campaign, but for those who aren't I thought I'd post it up and let more people know about it.
I'm personally totally stoked about it because, for the last few years my gbest friend and I have been really active in womens' issues, and it's caused us to butt heads with a lot of our guy friends who think we're just PMSing really bad. And, naturally, when faced with that kind of apathy, it's easy to get enraged and frustrated and decide that Well screw them! We're just gonna have to burn the system down and force them into second class citenzenship! Of course the issue always arises that Well then you're just being as bad as they are, but when you're put in a cage like that what other choice do you have, right? Then one day it finally occured to me that we, as women fighting for our rights, can raise as much hell as we want, and we may even overthrow the system and take charge of the world. But if we are looking for equality and a balanced partnership with our male counterparts, then forcing respect is not going to be the way to go. The fight for women's rights, ironically enough, needs to be fought by the men. Boys are taught how to be men by other men. And that means to good men of this world need to rise to the occasion and raise up the next generation to be good men, understanding, respectful, non-raping men.
This new insight kind of threw a wrench into my activism, because that meant that as a woman there is STILL only so much I can do. But then I saw those posters, covering the walls of a college campus, and I checked out the site and was like Oh my god! They're doing it! The good men of the world came out of hiding and took up the fight with us! They are creating a new standard for the next generation, and I can now have hope for my daughters, and my daughters' daughters'.
So check it out. 

Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 10:43pm


Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.


mary teraji
, 1
Marina, CA, USA
Shares by Type:
All (1) | Blog (1)
mary's Tags:
men, women, rights, issues, rape, womens, mystrength
(0 comments  |  discussions )
This photo is going to turn out to good to be true. What it’s about is what was kept secret in Daniel 8:26 to be revealed in these latter days.  In Daniel 8:9-14 stars and hosts were dragged out of heaven, by the horn which is today’s...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Small Business Saturday Again this year, in honour of Small Business Saturday I thought I would share some of my favourite Etsy sellers. Check them out for unique Christmas ideas and to support creative,...
(2 comments  |  discussions )
Oct 19, 2012 Focus:GovernmentAction Request:ProtestLocation:U nited States Oct 19, 2012 Focus:GovernmentAction RequestrotestLocation:Uni ted States This Diary (Did not make it to an Article, for does have some rambling like thoughts, not ti...
(37 comments  |  discussions )
  In Defence of the Bleeding Hearts Valentine’s Day-a day symbolized by hearts. You can’t walk through a mall without seeing hearts absolutely everywhere so I thought it would be a good day to share my thoughts about Bleeding Heart...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Some issues about State Banks helping fund States. State Public Options for Healthcare. And Foreign Policy changes needed to rebuild this Broken Promised Land. /member/406091837/3059562 It sounds like a great ide...
(2 comments  |  discussions )
I like how Ron Paul has solutions from thinking outside the box, of the left-right status quo which has us in this mess.Ron Paul's Foreign Policy is long over due.  This fiat or fractional banking monetary system has the world on the brink of an ...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
A quote you see everywhere is Gandhi's line about being the change you want to see in the world. Since I'm a corny guy, I took that to heart. Here are some of the main problems with the establishment media that I want to help change: http://www.c...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Hello Everyone Ever feel overwhelmed by the problems of the world? Well here's a way you can make a difference today. Today is International Human Right's Day and I am spending some time today to write some letters with other members ...
(8 comments  |  discussions )
Well yesterday was Black Friday and apparently today was Small Business Saturday. Over the past few years I have been trying to do more of my shopping at local businesses and from artists, artisans and crafters so when I stumbled upon it...
(13 comments  |  0 discussions )
I want to crawl into a hole, or at least back to bed. I awoke this morning and again no water as the pipes from the well are frozen. This is day two.  I really want to soak in the tub.  I can’t lie I’m a little worried of what&r...