I watched the Golden Globe Awards on the carpet, not on the linoleum floor. I could feel the pressure around my jaws as my face begin to tighten. All I could think about was my daughters and my granddaughters. Give them the opportunity to blossom into women and don’t let their self-esteem be stripped by “Shush.” Lord don’t let a younger generation of women travel my road of Seen and Not Heard. Women in my day were inappropriately touched by their teachers, fathers, relatives, so-called friends and ministers to be later told they would go to hell. Who would believe them? The greatest disappointment and the biggest Shush is when you tell your mother, guardian, or a person who you thought was a trusted friend. The biggest hurt comes when they don’t believe you. It can shut your voice down for many years. I pray to God Time will be Up when they embark on their journey in their lives. Don’t get Shushed. Continue to be Heard. Continue to be Seen.
There was a voice from the late 60’s that floated through my head. As I closed my eyes I could hear Angela Davis speak about men’s power. Angela’s voice echoed, men will not cow down. Through the lens of men’s eyes, they will find a way to dismantle and manipulate any purpose or program that will put women in a position of power. It will be done in your home, job force and government agencies (White House). Men objectify women. They feel women are their accessories (fur coat, leather glove, diamond ring, trophy wife). The abstract now becomes concrete. Men will rise up and do everything to make women pay by lowering women into the bargain basement. It’s strange how men can drop women off into the bargain basement but don’t want to select their wives, girlfriends, or fiancée from the bargain basement. Men of power do not want their daughters dropped off at the Going Going Gone Shop in the bargain basement. Look what men do with their power. Thinking with Penus Power has failed every time.
I found it really hard to write. I felt my voice getting smothered and my fingers going numb. Nine months have rolled by. Hope begin to knock on my door and at my fingertips. The greatest line from the movie Scarface popped into my head. “Say Hello To My Little Friend.” The Hollywood Shoot Out of Sexual Harassment had revealed the many Scarred Faces in Hollywood. It opens the door for the Recognizable and Unrecognizable to come forward and tell their story. Every Scarred Face and Scarred Heart across the nation would grieve, wear black, and share the global runway. Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey took the lead for pieces of the puzzle on sexual misconduct. It was pointed out there are many more pieces of the puzzle to come. Gorilla glue is making the case for sexual harassment. Alabama rolled out the red carpet before the Global Awards and made it quite clear there will be no sexual predators in the United States Senate. They too should get an award for letting the world know having a sexual predator for a senator is definitely not the norm.
There has been so much division, hatred, and the most unremarkable behavior witness in my lifetime. I looked and searched for any channel to help Erase Away The Day. I watched a lot of Jimmy Fallon because he wasn’t riding the political tidal wave. I was so amazed how the media continue to ride their horse after being so heavily attacked. I needed time to regroup. I had so much to reflect on. The numbness is beginning to slowly wear off at my fingertips. I recall Tweeting after the Alabama election. After viewing the Golden Globe Awards my heartfelt much lighter. My brain didn’t look like Pin Head. My mind felt at ease.
All that Intentional Behavior brought to the forefront by people who knew better. These men had a choice to make the right decision and didn’t. Yes Say Hello To My Little Friends Matt Lauer, Charley Rose, Bill O’Reilly, Blake Farenthold, Roger Ailes, Russell Simons, Mario Batali, and there are so many more. I think Clarence Thomas name can fit inside the many more. These are the infamous master of educators to the hidden residual rule of Sexual Harassment. Think all the people who were diagnosed with a neurological syndrome and just didn’t have a clue about sexual harassment. The abstract is now concrete. Well, you got infamous recognizable face wear now. Thanks to Me Too Movement, Times Up Movement, and the many women’s movement growing at light speed who were Seen and Heard. Most of all Thank You for telling your story and not letting Sexual Harassment Erase Away The Day and Erase Away Your Life.