"The greatest lie that has ever been told is that the men who gave blood, sweat and tears to build civilisation were privileged. They fought, died and gave everything they had for a society that takes them for granted. Men have built the very ground you walk on, and have died in the millions to create everything you touch."
It's been brought to my attention that my loyalty and advocacy is questionable when it comes to men's issues. I was offended that anyone think such a thing about me. I'm a fiercely tenacious ally of men. So why would anyone think of me as indifferent, or worse, an enemy?
After all, I've suffered the same issues, witnessed the problems, and been negatively impacted by the tragedies that befall men. My grandfathers and uncles are war vets. Lots of male relatives paid child support without having any custody or visitation. My father and husband both died because of their rigorous work schedule, one car accident and the other had a heart attack. My 4 sons grew up without a father, one is anorexic, one incel, one addict, and one is a cutter. None having good jobs or higher education. Suicides, incarceration, homelessness, and the list goes on.
So I've tasked myself with the obligation to write about these issues. I want to know what you think. I want to discuss what can be done. I want to prevent some of the problems from happening again and again. I want women to know what they can do to help.
I came across this awesome website that tells the horrible truth about what men go through. And each week I'll pick a topic to blog about. Because I love men, lots of women do. It's high time we show them, by taking these matters seriously.