I got a call today from someone I work with that said they were losing their funding.

Their program went into schools and talked about bullying and gave the little kids bully blockers.

I got a call yesterday from someone I partner with that said they were losing their funding.

Their program went into schools and taught young children ways to prevent sexual abuse and how to see sexual abuse as wrong.

I got a call three days ago from someone I partner with that said they were losing their funding.

Their program went into schools and educated middle and highschool students about teen dating violence and how to prevent it.

I get calls like this all the time. These three people are now working for businesses because they are done with the nonprofit sector and the world of grants. Now it’s time for them to make some money…as they put it.

We can’t stop! We can’t stop talking and prevention and speaking the words to prevent this violence all around us.

Let’s go backwards….

When the women who began the fight for women’s rights, there was no funding. When the women who fought for voting rights, there was no funding. In fact, there are thousands of stories of these ladies meeting at each other’s houses with crying babies and dishes that needed to be done. They talked about what is right, what is wrong, and what they can do it about it.

We live in the world that we live in because these people fought for the rights that we have. This is an election year and women will go to the polls. This is a right they’ve had for only 70 years in our country’s 200+ years of existence. The people who made sure this happened were not worried about funding, only that what is right is right…period!

Preventing domestic violence does not have anything to do with funding or money, it only has to deal with the idea that there is a right and a wrong. Violence is wrong!

Being hurt by someone you love is wrong.

Being disrespected by someone who says they love you is wrong.

Discrimination because of someone’s gender, is wrong.

Teaching young girls that they have to be sexualized and merely body parts, is wrong.

We know these things and know that we must end them. funding or not, this is a call to action. A call to end all violence and nonsense. A call to end the archaic view of manhood and womanhood. A call to end everything that promotes violence and destruction in both the family and the world.

Do it!

Do it now!   Funding or not!

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