Moms groups, hormone groups, female sexuality groups (just to name a few) I've recently added and have been added to a few new ones so the # is more than that.
Oprah's powerful speech made it into several of them. There is a bigger reason for this. When you pay attention to the 100k....you get...this type of thing is needed and all is okay.
This is just my opinion.... naturally...
Oprah: the recipient of the Golden Globes' annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement:Speech Transcript
In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor—it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for A.M. Chicago. Saw me on the show and said to Steven Spielberg, she's Sophia in 'The Color Purple.' Gayle who's been a friend and Stedman who's been my rock.
I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. We know the press is under siege these days. We also know it's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To—to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.
But it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They're the women whose names we'll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they're in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They're part of the world of tech and politics and business. They're our athletes in the Olympics and they're our soldiers in the military.
And there's someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she'd attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn't an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.
Their time is up. And I just hope—I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks' heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it's here with every woman who chooses to say, "Me too." And every man—every man who chooses to listen.
In my career, what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again."
The Path to Empowerment....
A woman's response is her own answer. When something moves her, helps her, moves her. As the day goes by, more and more women are responding from all over the world.
A woman's negative response to Oprah's speech is also very telling.
Therefore, I have utilized the "Turn OFF Notifications" For many many posts.
That whole half pregnant thing is not for me.
Being half Pregnant:
"I'm for women as long as (insert whatever my world view, beliefs, values, religion or life experience is-ONLY)" and anything that a woman does, says or what other women and other little girls may actually need... I could care less about. I'm for women as long as women don't play the victim. I'm for women as long as they never ever ever show up angry. I'm for women as long as...
Well, to me, you aren't really for women, you're just doing the half pregnant thing. Which means...you're actually not "really" for women because you can not be half pregnant.
You're either pregnant or you aren't.
You're either for women or you aren't.
Just how I feel. The full bodied whole human thing...
If she wants to be housewife, good for her. If she wants to be a stay-at home mom, good for her. If she wants to bottle feed and not breast feed, good for her. If she wants to work and get a few nanny's-GOOD FOR HER. If she wants to speak up on her #MeTOO -Good for her. If she wants to hug trees-good for her. If she wants to be a doctor-good for her. If she wants to be a playboy bunny-GOOD FOR HER. If she is a feminist-GOOD FOR HER. If she is a buddhist, good for her! If she is a christian, good for her...
Good for her, good for her, good for her, good for her: GOOD FOR HER!!!!
Empowered Lovers empower their lovers
Empowered moms empower their children
Empowered housewife's empower their husbands
Empowered doctors empower people to live
Empowered feminists are very cool and yes, super loving
GOOD FOR HER -GOOD FOR HER- GOOD FOR HER
GOOD FOR HER
My beautiful buddha gals....they are just all things love, nature and kindness. My christian gals...are some of the best people on the planet....
On and on and on this goes.....
So, when it comes to being for women, I don't do the half pregnant thing...
It's just not for me...and it doesn't have to be... we all get to decide what is and isn't for us.
Cheers to the "Turn off Notifications" option!!!