This one is a bit painful for me, and not by what you think.
As much as this cites defense and uplifting verbiage for black women, I must ask, “what about black men?” Yes, people need uplifting, but when you choose one side, you either unwittingly, unintentionally, or worse, purposefully ignore the other. POC in general are hated on, and within said island of POC in the USA, we are divided, and ignored. “Be a man!” “I want a real man!” Those lines are just as destructive as all the crap that’s been done to women. Both sides suffer to their own degree, and arguing who has suffered more is the single most self-destructive act any person can do. Don’t lift up women on this day or any day. Do however, lift up women, men, children, a people, and the nation as a whole above the racism, tribalism, financial gaps, and hierarchies thereof. Remove gender, sex, color, finance, religion, lack of religion and social status, and just help a person live the one life that person gets. See the person, not the race, or social standings. Women want to come up and give men what they deserve, but when you come across someone like me, with your hate guised as justice for equality, you’re trying to hurt someone that wants to give a damn about you. The world is round. Let us treat life as if what we do will come back at us. Thank you for reading.