~ A Letter to Men ~
woman you know
walks around with
fear and shame and rage and betrayal
in her body
touched her when he wasn't allowed to.
These are not statistics.
This is flesh and breath and hearts that break.
mothers, sisters, friends and
These are the bodies
are born from.
And I know not all men are like this. I know it.
my good men,
We need you.
We need you to protect the women of this earth.
We need you to stand up to misogyny, disrespect, harassment, assault, rape, violence, objectification and
Please do not turn away, do not walk away, do not let it go, do not shrug it off, do not say "boys will be boys", do not ignore it, do not play it down, do not think what you've done is yet enough.
continues to happen.
And the truth is, there's no amount of fire and fury unleashed that will change this until
Protecting the women of the tribe is a man's sacred duty and so I am calling on you, brothers, to rise.
We need your strength, we need your courage, we need your virtue, we need your goodness, we need your power, we need your excellence, we need your voice and we need your
Good men, hear me. We need you.
~ Jessica Sevapreet Hesser