Woman of color are abused more than white women.
Women of color suffer more than white women.
Why is it the color of our skin to some also represents our worth. It does not.
WE ALL have the same blood flowing & hearts beating in our human bodies.
We are not different.
We are women. Mothers, daughters, sisters... missing.
This topic has been incredibly difficult to research - it's endless.. it's not just missing - its underpaid, abused, beaten, subject to humiliation this 'awakening ' regarding abuse of women in the workplace- if it is THAT bad in PLACES OF business - it is WORSE ALL around. Only 10% of women they say are being vocal.. only 10%.. but the rest are growing stronger ever minute. Imagine when it gets to 40%.
One memory floods back today - this is what happens to us- we have triggers': I worked at SELECT ART Galleries in Newmarket - many of you know it- The owner back then (his son actually) 'Bill' who ran it when daddy was not around, constantly made advances towards me - when I declined & made a point to SHOW him my boyfriend (in hopes he'd back off) suddenly 'cleaning the toilets became part of my job description & they 'tried' to take from me a piece of art the artist Seery-Lester had personalized for me- I told the artist and they had to apologize and let me have my art. I quit. I should have reported him! I should have shut him down, I didn't but I will share - I will share NOW- YEARS later, why do we keep it inside- DON'T. BE brave.
Never mind NEVER being able to comfortable when working in the same building with this person. It's not right. It's not fair and I completely understand why women do not come forward- because we are fucking exhausted = we are 'USE to it!"
Women can't win in many cases- if they can't 'fuck us' they make our lives miserable for a paycheque. To pay rent, feed ourselves, our kids.. many women continue to put up with bullshit- because they have little choice. Today, I read Alabama (? I think), is expected to vote in a representative of the American people- another Political Pig- a child molester with NO respect for women. Make American Great again? American will never be GREAT again... as long as women are treated like trash with PIGs like this in power.
Canada will never be what it once was, now that I've learned statistics on missing women in Canada.
I'm grateful for Trump, Weinstein & all the men who can't control their peckers- we are finally seeing them for what they truly are. Nothing, cowards, lowlives who NEED to abuse to feel POWERFUL. To feel like men'.. pitiful. Once known for great things - many will be only remembered for being the pigs that they truly are.
The king of Pussy grabbing' leads by example - He has started a movement, the others .. you know they have to be wondering if the next victim' will be smart enough to record them - Lets hope so.
I've exposed a few personal experiences' here the past few years, this topic is sensitive for me- I have been sexually abused 100's of times - BULLSHIT my entire life- why because I AM A WOMAN. I can't begin to tell you the number of times I was called a Fucking Bitch', cock tease', cunt' to name only a few terms presented to me by MEN- why? Does it bother you to read? It hurts more to hear- over & over with NO justification - OFTEN from COMPLETE strangers. Think about that.
I refused a drink, refused an advance, said 'No thanks', 'I don't want to dance with you'. 'I'm not interested..' It was worse when I was younger - why do you think women dance with other women? Because, we can't stand your constant bullshit- we just want to have fun.
I was followed by strange men down a street late at night, followed in a vehicle one night when my friend and I got stuck in the snow.. Followed off the subway, bus after working the late shift.. not a fun walk alone - carrying my keys in my hand ready to punch someone in the face. A fellow employee slipped me a date rape drug when I worked in the car business- I NEVER shared then, I was so confused, humiliated - waking up NOT understand HOW I got there, or remembering ANYTHING. He had the nerve years later when he saw me with my baby - "I still have your earring!" A trophy no doubts. I have the feeling he had quite the collection. Ron Butler was his name. I imagine he reads this.. I imagine he calls me up and says 'Georgia- you bitch.. " BRING IT ON!! I am NOT who I was then.
I would charge him now... NOW:
I WILL CALL YOU OUT FOR YOUR ACTIONS & FUCK with you like you did me.
Happily. I do have issues with forgiveness I guess.. I'm working on it.
How can anyone heal when it is a prevalent problem? STILL!?
I am NOW a 53 year old WOMAN and STILL was SENT an UNSOLICITED 'dick pick' this year.. do you know what THAT ass said when I called him on it:
"I meant no harm, I thought I'd make your morning brighter"
Phhhhhbbbbt! Please, leave it to a HUGE EGO (& not much more) to think just that.
A photo of your penis will make our days brighter?
I sent him an e mail right away asking who the f*ck he thought he was?! & I did NOT appreciate his dick photo.
What made him think my day would have been richer for seeing a pathetic dick first thing in the a.m., before I even had my coffee. Yuk Turn on? Hardly.
One night I woke and let out a scream as I realized an intruder was peering in my basement apartment windows (decades ago) I lived alone... at 3:00 a.m. with a small flashlight and I am a white woman. 'White Woman' was my nick name for years.
"White Woman.." once in Jamaica with 3 friends (in my early 20's- my friends were black)
we entered a bar to watch a boxing match - www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VI-M9Yw-28
I still remember: it was said to be the best fight ever.. I had on a lovely long white gingham dress & a tan - a tall, black man in a suit in the bar walked up to one of my *MALE friends and asked him: "How much for the White Woman?"
I suddenly - in an instant, had become a commodity to be traded without my own consent.
Imagine if my friend had named a price. It's that easy.
It's that bad.
I'm still called 'White Woman' by my black girlfriend what was with me on the trip.. we laughed at the time. Just another little remark made in my lifetime- because I am a woman.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND what happens? We LEARN to live in fear- with good reason.
We learn to hate.. with good reason.
Please think of missing women their families this holiday & everyday.
With Love Georgia
Below my angels in our tree- they spin' and are glitter on the backside.
A few other decorations- tis the season. xox