What do we do with this rape-related outrage we're all carrying? What do I do with it?
I have no sons so I can't promise to raise them to respect women, women's rights, hell - people's rights. The men in my life, my husband, brothers, father, friends, brothers-in-law are all normal, sensitive, kind, decent men.
I have no men to 'educate' as it were.
I have daughters.
What do I do with this impotent rage? Teach my daughters to defend themselves? To never wear short skirts or frequent dark corners or stay out late or be alone with a man, any man, for fear they'll be victims.
How far do you think I'll get with that?
Do I hope and trust that other parents of boys, fathers especially, will teach their sons not to hurt my daughters?
It all feels so passive.
I feel this surge through the country, we all do, but what do we DO? What can each and every one of us DO?
Today, after reading and listening for days, I posted the link to Rape Crisis on Facebook. All I could think to do at the end of this horrific week was to make a donation, to urge others to do so.
I hope I can persuade you to do so too.
Rape Crisis, to make a donation go here.