I KNOW GOOD MEN

I know good men.  

Good men who adhere to a moral standard of behavior and who "show up" in life's mess and stand at my side and would never treat me as less than. 

I know good men. 

Good men who make mistakes and are able to look me in the eye and own their part.
Men who clean up their mess and vow to do better, and they do. 

I know good men. 

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Good men who partner with their wives to create a healthy family, work in service to their calling in life and love and respect their wives and daughters and who are raising good sons, to be good men.  

I know good men.

Good men that know that I am not treated equally, know that I'm not given the same wage for the same job, and that look down or away when those passages in church are read about a woman's place. 

I know good men.

Good men that have awoken to the world I live in and it's danger.  Who have witnessed the degradation of their female companions on the streets, in magazines, television, commercials, billboards, porn.  Who cringe and look apologetic on behalf of their fellows whenever the subject should arise, which is daily. 

I know good men.

Good men who show up to personal growth workshops to find a better way and who want to stop the cycle of abuse they witness in the world and be part of the solution. 

I know good men.

I do. I know them, and I love and appreciate them so very much AND

I'm asking them to stop looking down and away.  To stop knowing the pain and reality of the inequality and treatment of women and to stop shrugging your shoulders as if your goodness isn't big enough to stop this from happening anymore. 

Your goodness is big enough to make a deafening noise as you walk out of the temples, churches, businesses, professions, state houses, universities, colleges, arenas, and lives of the people and traditions that continue to hold this illusion in place at the expense of your sisters, girlfriends, co-workers, wives, mothers and daughters. 

I know good men. 

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Inviting all men to come to see the performance of the The Vagina Monologues this February in a city near you.  It's eye and heart opening.