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It’s hard to respect women, or anyone, unless you respect yourself.


Find a mirror and give it a hard look while you’re in front of it.

Do you respect the image reflected back?

If not, get to work.

You’ve heard this saying, “You say you respect someone if you can’t say you like them.”

A little harsh?

That’s not what you’re looking for in the mirror.

Work to respect women to make the world a better place.

Let’s break it down:

RESPECT, according to Wiki:

“Respect is a feeling of admiration or deference toward a person, child, non-human animal, group, ideal, or indeed almost any entity or concept, as well as specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem.”

RESPECT, according to Aretha:


Respect women to show you were raised right.

Don’t you think your momma wants you to respect women the way you respected her?

Of course she does. And if you don’t, you need one last ass kicking to remind you.

My own mother insisted most problems with people could be solved with a little more kick ass, and little less lovey dovey.

She laughed when the wife and I timed out our kids instead of thrashing on them.

We laughed back, making sure of the implements within her reach. To her, if you didn’t give a kid the business, then you’d get the business.

Not that my kids grew up in a non-spanking house. More that every foul committed didn’t need a belt, or shoe, for course correction.

Ask yourself this question: Who gets empowered when strong people whoop on weaker at every opportunity?

Respect women who are strong in their own way.

When a woman corrects a man, what’s a man to do?

Hint: Saying thank you is a good start.

When a woman corrects a man, then repeats it five time?

Again, a nice thank you will do.

And when a woman repeats the correction five times, then goes into the history of why you’re the jerk you are, and you’ll never change? What now?

Compliment her on her good memory.

You’re not killing her with kindness, just showing she can’t kill you with condescension.

Remember, you’re not Jimmy Cagney, and your life isn’t a movie.

This only goes wrong:

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The grapefruit to the face to start the morning. Image via wiki.


It’s not your decision whether to respect women or not. Just do it.

People need to grasp the concept of right and wrong, no matter the static.

You can’t walk away from a man beating a woman because he says, “It’s okay, she’s my wife.”

The same with kids. If someone pounds their kid in public, who steps in?

This is slippery ground. Stand up to abuse and you might be next for the same treatment.

Go back to the mirror you were looking in at the beginning of this post.

If you respect the image looking back, you’re good to go. Intervene in the best way you know.

Whether you get smacked back, or not, helping the helpless in any given situation builds self esteem.

You don’t have to be a super hero to help out, but do it once and it lasts a lifetime.

Respect women helping other women, it’s the right thing to do.

Just watch Brenda Tracy work.

Whether the world is watching, or it’s just you and your lady, be a man.

Be a man who shows how to respect women. It won’t make you less, it makes you more.

Pass it along.

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    • David Gillaspie says:

      Thank you for coming in and leaving a comment, Maisha. From many of my readers and subscribes, my posts are part of their journey to understand language.

      My own journey to understand more than one language started and stopped with Spanish, which I still like to work with.

      I hope my writing makes a difference in your writing, too.



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