How Hope Fuels the Best a Man Can Get

How Hope Fuels the Best a Man Can Get

Recently, I was thinking about my word for this year, hope, in the context of the recent controversy around the newest Gillette campaign.  If you haven’t seen it, you can view it here. There are many different view points around the message— some for and some against it.  Those who have voiced their opinions talk about what they have seen in the message.  I’ve watched the commercial multiple times. Here are two things I see:

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5 Things To Do About #MeToo

5 Things To Do About #MeToo

Scrolling through my Facebook feed earlier this week, every other post resounded with #metoo. If you haven’t seen it, you may be asking, “Me too, what?”

There are now variations of the original post, but here is the gist:

“If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.

Please copy/paste.”

I searched Facebook with the hashtag. Story after story after story broke my heart. I see the revelations and admissions of my friends, of strangers, some feeling guilty because they feel like their harassment was slight compared to the weight of the assault of others, some lamenting how their mistreatment greatly shifted the trajectory of their lives. For some, this was the first time they ever became public with their pain.

#Metoo is a wave of women joining voices together to make a world that routinely objectifies and demeans them notice. Hear. Pay attention.

Today, I added my own #metoo.

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