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LaBelle Bretonne
Posted 30 days ago
Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood
"Already more than 72% of US women do NOT identify as feminist," Yet if you ask them if they believe that men and women should be empowered and have the same opportunities, they answer yes. Feminist as a word has become a pejorative as this is a surefire way to discredit a concept, thought, movement, whatever. At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter if you identify with a word or not, more importantly is do you identify with the ideal of "empowerment regardless of gender". THAT is the important thing. As to this idea that men and women are equally perpetrators of domestic violence or violence of any kind is not supported by the evidence and is simply a tactic to deflect and discredit. Statistics can be twisted to mean anything you want. Look at the real true blue numbers. Go to shelters. Go to rape crisis centres. Go to emergency wards. You'll rarely see a man black and blue. As to trying to "change" men. Nah it's about educating them as demonstrated by your post, there is a tremendous need for it. Look in the mirror, look at your brethren and effect change within first.
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LaBelle Bretonne
Posted 5 months ago
Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe
Listening to this talk concretized why I was so torn many years ago when in the ranks of management in a commercial enterprise - when I did well for my people, I was penalized, and if I did well for myself, my people were penalized. The take away for me back then was to be "successful" in business required that I lose something of myself in the process and I simply could not do it.
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LaBelle Bretonne
Posted over 1 year ago
The more effort you make, feel better on the work; The more effort you make, feel worse in the love.
As a woman I disagree - for a man to appreciate something - to value something it is essential that he have to work for it so invest in it - a relationship with a woman is the same thing. When you speak of "effort" the worse it is in love I suspect the effort is more about trying to make something work or to love at all costs versus remaining your own person and making yourself a valued partner by being authentic and awesome. Choosing the right kind of woman is also essential. Use the other head. Sorry - but it needed to be said. I wish you love in your life :-)
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LaBelle Bretonne
Posted over 1 year ago
Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave
When I started dating my mother told me that she never hit my father and he never hit her. She told me that one hit was one too many. No man has ever hit me and I have never been in an abusive relationship. My question is this: do you think people who are abusers can tell those that would allow such a thing vs those who would not? In the talk it is recognized that it is a progression. Do you think that at the first "gate" if it is a "no pass go" that someone who would abuse moves on because it doesn't "stick" so to speak. I guess what I wonder is if abusers-abusees "find each other" in a manner of speaking?