The great role models and wise people in my life have usually been woman . So trying to help men understand the situation of women as I have is something I have tried to do since very young . I can really only have understandings not definitive knowledge of course , I am a man after all . I have as I alluded to seen violence first hand many times , in many ways to woman and girls in my life and been subjected to it myself . People I love having to deal with many levels of cultured systematic dominance and violence because of being woman or against violence and intimidation to woman . There is a real monster obstacle for people today another deep negative confusion for many and that is sex aka. love. Sex seems to drive so much , I know this personally being attracted to women as men generally are and visa versa and on that note to each other which is or should be just as natural when love or at least respect are involved . The use of sex however is not usually a positive thing in our world . There’s child brides , forced marriages , sexual slavery and of course porn the pervasive sex mind that is being transmitted and purchased in our high speed world . This is probably the biggest problem for woman and men balance I feel . This is a tough one though because sexuality and it’s confusions are so ingrain by negative stereotypes and roles we play , men and women alike . I think this is one place men can make a real difference , objectifying woman as a conversation point is a place I usually start most of my conversations with men about the situations I understand women to be in etc . When bringing this up with men though we should be very skilled because it is so ingrained . Here is a statistic you will find motivating and an article & interview .

  • 500,000 girls and young women a year are abducted for sex slavery , horribly abused , tortured Yearly and the numbers are rising .

A first hand account of an abducted girl ;


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I always get depressed by these stories. I wish these girls had a way to empower themselves so they don´t let men do this to them. It takes so much from them though. I wish men who do this to them would be put into jail forever, and get raped themselves 10 times a day, like the girl on the article. But it takes so much more than just wishing.

The awful truth makes me wish I was a big millionaire who could travel there, talk to the girls, use the money to put the men who do this in jail, change the laws of countries where men laugh at justice, own powerful media to put these themes in the public agenda and make social marketing campaigns, the biggest ones ever, to make women realize they have a place on earth that is theirs, that they don´t need permission from any men to be what they really are... WONDERFUL HUMAN BEINGS.

But it takes so much more than just wishing... Although this might be a good start.

Dreaming of a world without violence has no price, but it works when more and more people join in... Let´s envision a better world for them. Let´s bring more men on to follow these dreams.



Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva Tarija - Bolivia South America

It is very hard to believe this can happen with all the world has and my first instinct is as yours with this horror . I can't believe how any person would want to do this to a person / woman / girl . I guess this is where the heart kicks in and we see that things can be anouther way and use our skills and training . I have a long view and it keeps me from getting to angry , although with some people in my community it is not easy . I see the great work that so many woman do from there short bio's on this site ( like yourself ) and am very greatful and see hope with projects and studies that are making changes .Thank-you peace and love , John Tenbear Thompson