For Our Women

I have just read this story of a woman who was molested by her father when she was only three, by the time she was six he had also taught her brothers to do it as well and the abuse went on until she left home for college. This broke my heart dearly. I only post once a week, on Thursday, but I guess this week Thursday just seemed too far.

I’ve been raised by a single mother. My father was around until I was 22, but I still call my mother ‘single’ because she had to do everything for us solely whist my father was around chasing skirts and brown bottles, and he did not make it easy for her even one bit.

As a result I am against women abuse, may it be not attending to her needs as you should, destroying her emotionally with harsh words or raising your hand towards her (which is often considered as the only form of abuse), I am against it.

I’m a huge fan of the rapper Tupac Shakur. I have been influenced by his music, the messages he gave us in his short-lived life are still relevant to this day. He believed that men are brought in this world by a woman and so they should never disrespect one, and I support that. The only thing I’d like to do is to share this Tupac’s verse from his classical record ‘Keep Ya Head Up’. And here it goes;

“Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
Tupac cares, if don’t nobody else care
And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
But please don’t cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up
And when he tells you you ain’t nothin’ don’t believe him
And if he can’t learn to love you you should leave him
Cause sista you don’t need him
And I ain’t tryin to gash up, I just call em how I see em
You know it makes me unhappy
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it’s time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can’t make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you’re fed up ladies, but you gotta keep your head up”.

(Source; http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/2pac/keepyaheadup.html )

Thank You. Have a blessed New Year’s Eve tomorrow, and always appreciate the women in your life.

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