“Trust women” was Dr George Tiller’s motto.
Dr. Tiller dedicated his life to providing women with health care. This weekend
was the 6t year anniversary of his murder by anti abortion
terrorists. I knew about him, but it was not until tonight that I ever heard
Trust women. It blows my mind that we live
in a world where that is not the case, where certain men think they know better
than a woman about what she needs.
There is a current story on the internet
right now about a guy posting a photo of a woman breast feeding her child
(breast feeding is a federally protected right, posting a photo of a minor
without permission in illegal) and writing a shaming rant. Excruciating. We
still have such a long way to go.
I love men. Men are great. The breed of men
out there who still think that they have some say over women’s bodies need to
grow up, and surrender. I am sorry is you are afraid and weak, but that doesn’t
give you permission to try to dominate. It is hard to be on the losing team and
on the wrong side of history, but we all have challenges we have to face with
dignity, it is am opportunity to grow our character, to act right, to be our best.
Deal with your pain. No one has the right to go around hurting others just
because they feel insecure.
I want to live in a world where women are in
charge of their bodies. We should not need to say trust women, or respect
women, because it should be a given. In the meantime, I am loving Dr. Tillman’s
motto, which shows his sensitivity and wisdom. Trust women, a mind-blowing
concept, and yes, of course. Thank you Dr. Tillman. Peace to your family and
loved one’s on this anniversary.