This past week I had company, 2 different girlfriends' - 2 ends of the scale, one older the other younger, everything about them is different... except their concerns, fears & hopes. Both I realized are blessings, one is a new friend, the other over 25 years... I'm Not really CLOSE with either - yet we are friends. Both are STRONG woman, which led me to serious thinking.. I do have many strong women in my life. AMEN.
Thank you Beautifl bitches and Calculating... lol
Really though... thank you beautiful soles, I've thought off and on about our conversations, about men and current issues, the older remarked how she didn't "get the hubbub about this men thing- with touching a leg and getting called out" the younger woman is already dealing with issues with men - she is young and beautiful & bold so of course she is. I got how the older woman doesn't quite 'get it - she has been married forever for one- so she's been out of the loop of sorts and had no daughters'. I assured her it is a problem of growing concern - if not for us then her granddaughter. With only having a son- those have been the issues (boy problems) I've thought more about over the years & have had a tendency to side more with.. for example woman using men just as an advancement, financially. I'd much rather woman learn to do it for them selves & hope it does not happen to my own son. I've have seen a few friends over the years used for their funds (men & women) and knew it - love is blind and it was not my funds or really my business.
Recently, I have had to seriously 'think' and make a difficult decision to no longer associate myself with someone because of their behaviour towards women. This person never physically hurt me but I am well aware of their temper & attitude & I'm also aware of their difficult and often abusive upbringing. This is why I struggle.. when you know how bad they had it as kids and you 'kinda understand' why they are the way they are- what do you do? We all make choices - when women are physically abused - It's never o.k.
There is never a good enough reason to rape, forcibly confine a person, abuse, mental abuse is gong to happen as well - there is not too much that can done about it... we are Not each others property.. this was something we talked about - it's simple logic - it's never o.k.
I have known so many strong women... ALL in one way or another have had serious issues with men -some far more serious than others. All feeling like I do at times with my constant frustrations- because many men are like my husband... brainwashed. Brainwashed or they simply prefer it the way it IS/was.
Still.. there are choices now.
I choose to stand with my sisters, even those I don't like (hee hee)..
On the same day I heard one old girlfriends mom passed away & another sent me an email saying her mom is very sick - both mom's I met as we often do with our best friends... it has me realizing how many strong women I know, have known and will be blessed yet to meet! Blessed for everyone - and grateful for all your battles - who knows what really happens in our homes behind closed doors - why we get 'how we do...'
I have choices to make.
**Ladies if we don't support each (no matter what) other we'll never get these problems corrected - I've got a FEAR mongering cartoon coming up - me - I AM going to hopefully fear monger young women & with photos - so come back if your value your healh and lifestyle - I promise I will make you think about something most of us ALL still DO every fucking day. Canada is advancing on the topic it appears - so that is good!
My friend Russ has asked me too many times to draw a Humbolt cartoon- I said I would.
& he then reminded me tomorrow is 4/20! I better get busy!!!
lol Putting us in the mood this coming LEGALized summer.
& Patti gave me a great cartoon idea regarding the LCBO..s. - I have much inspiration.
My younger friend (rising artist too!!) also made me goodies- CHECK out this amazing "black spread" I eat it by the spoon out of the jar... geez I am blessed and thankful for all of the women in my life. If I've not told you in a while.. I am.
Thank you past , present & future friends.
With THC & TLC