I am on vacation with my family and I am not suppose to be on the blogs or FaceBook and pretty soon I will be too busy hanging with everywhere to be, but I got an email from a friend this morning and I wanted to share.
My friend, let’s call her Mary, forwarded me an email to a basic pistol course. I sent back a reply you should go since we had yet another bank robbery yesterday and a convicted murderer is running around town, envading the police.
She returned an email saying “where?”
Me- “our town” and said, “don’t you read the newspaper?”.
Her- “no, to depressing and scary”.
She looks up the info and says “interesting”.
I said, “yes, interesting in a girl needs to know how to protect herself kind of way”.
She recently lost 100lbs and she said, well when I was bigger I never worried about that, who wants to move that kind of weight, but now maybe I need to think about it.
My response was bad guys don’t think like that and your life has always had value.
Now to be fair, I think she was partially joking, but I think she was also partially serious.
Let me say this lady has always been beautiful and weight is not the determining factor for anybody.
But, lets be clear, rape and other crimes against women are not about beauty. They are acts of violance. They are committed by bad guys and all of us are at equal risk.
Regardless of size, we all matter equally. All of our lives are worth fighting for and defending.
The bad guy is looking for money, power, control, the thrill of harming, and how we look has nothing to do with it. He does not see you or me has a person with worth, so you and I darn well better.
You matter. Whatever your flaws or mine, whatever we think we maybe lacking, we are valuable and you better face the fact that world is ugly and if you don’t make up your mind to fight, you are at a higher risk. Not of being attacked, but of losing if you do.
There are lots of people who can help you prepare, but you have to look in the mirror and say, “Not today” “I am to valuable and you picked the wrong girl cuz, I will fight you til one of us is dead if I have to, but rest assured it’s not going to be me.”
I love you Mary and I hope you decide to fight.