Â What about the menâ€¦.thatâ€™s it, what about the men?
Thatâ€™s what I heard deep down in my spirit… I paused for a second wondering what that was about when it dawned on me, we donâ€™t pay much attention to the men who are hurting, there are SO many men that have been wounded emotionally and sexually too, will we continue to ignore them? Rememberâ€¦ â€œHurt people hurt othersâ€.
Yes, I know more women that have suffered sexual abuse and trauma BUT I know a number ofÂ men that have suffered that too! It seems like there is a part of my subconscious that thinks â€œthey are men, they are stronger, they will deal with it, they will be fineâ€; how sad! Yes, more women suffer sexual abuse than men however, there are a lot of men out there who were and still are being sexually abused. What resources do we have available to help them?
I canâ€™t tell you how many times Iâ€™ve walked through the Red Light District (RLD) here in Amsterdam and heard people snicker while pointing to the women and making snide and derogatory comments. I canâ€™t repeat what Iâ€™ve heard people say as they walked through the transgender part of the RLD, laughing at the men/women and making obscene and lewd gestures. Sighâ€¦
Those women are trapped, the men are too! I am already an advocate for the women, being an advocate for women is in my blood, it is part of who I am; however, I want to be an advocate for the men. I want to be a friend to them too, a safe person, an embodiment of Christ who is love.
One of my favorite things is the medallion that was created by famous potter and abolitionist Josiah Wedgwood with the inscription Â â€œAm I Not A Man And A Brother?â€. Think about thisâ€¦. the next time youâ€™re about to throw, no hurl the first stone at a man in the sex industry, ask yourself â€œis he not a man and a brother?â€
Then God said â€œlet us make man in our own imageâ€…