Hello Everyone. Nice to see you are all back this week!
I want to send out my deepest condolences to the victims and the families of the horrific shooting in Santa Barbara. It is a tragedy that these type of events have become the norm in this country!
Do we need stricter gun laws? Is this Hollywood, music, and pop culture to blame? The over saturation of guns, violence, sex in movies, television, video games and music has become the norm, but why are we the only country acting this way? Clearly other countries have access to this same type of entertainment, so what's the deal?
I'm not going to answer those questions because I think there is a bigger problem that needs to be addressed right now. The issue is with some of the men who are agreeing and taking the side of the shooter - that if women stopped playing hard to get. If only they gave men a chance and stopped being so prudish. Really? Women have the right to say NO to whomever they want. And they shouldn't be ridiculed for that!
Now I don't pretend to relate, but I can only imagine how it feels to be a women. Being afraid to walk home alone at night. Always having to look over your shoulder. Keeping the car/house keys in hand while walking to your car/house and using it as a weapon if need be. The anxiety of having to walk through a group of men wondering if your going to be talked down to in a derogatory way. The list goes on and on and on. When will this war on women stop?! Women being rapped in this day and age is more prevalent then ever. I pray for this madness to stop, but praying is only one part of the equation.
The good news is, some of us men care for you deeply and will stand up for you and with you until this mindset and madness has been eradicated from our society. Ladies when you stand up, I will stand up with you, Simonton Say's!
Till next time.