Leadership

Marie C. Wilson

Marie C. Wilson

 

Marie C. Wilson introduced me to Eve Ensler.  She is founder of the The White House Project which is all about helping and coaching women to achieve dreams of leadership by becoming our phenomenal best.

 

 

 

 
  Eve Ensler, activist, writer ((The Vagina Monologues, Necessary Targets, The Good Body, Insecure at Last, I Am an Emotional Creature) and activist (V-Day):  child abuse and incest

 

CoachBoysJoe Torre: “Coach Boys into Men” 

Joe Torre is famous for his baseball career ~ especially his years as the coach of the New York Yankees.  Most people aren’t aware that Joe Torre’s father, a New York City cop, was abusive.  Although these childhood experiences left their scars, Torre believes they prepared him to deal effectively with Yankee owner George Steinbrenner. 

Torre has been a strong advocate for domestic violence prevention.  He established the Safe at Home foundation and became a member of the Founding Fathers movement which promotes the “Coaching Boys into Men media campaign and training programs.  You can watch the “Coach Boys into Men” public service announcement (PSA) at the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s web site. 

 
 
In 2003, Carolyn Jessop achieved a miracle. She escaped from an abusive polygamist marriage to FLDS leader Merril Jessop.   See also:
 

 

Gloria Steinem Ms. Foundation: Outrageous Acts Campaign 

We all have talents.  My hope is that while visiting this web site you will be inspired to leverage your talents to change the current domestic violence paradigm.  While we may not be feminist activists like Gloria Steinem, we can certainly accept her invitation to do one outrageous act in the cause of simple justice.  She believes we’ll discover the world will be a better place and we’ll have fun in the process. 

To celebrate Ms. Steinmen’s 75th birthday, the Ms. Foundation launched their Outrageous Acts campaign which flows from Ms. Steinem’s essays in Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.  

 

 

Some have suggested that the third wave of feminism is international.  There are times when I stridently believe that we need to get our own house in order before we start going out into the world. 

Yet, I am humbled when I read about the horrendous abuse women experience in other countries ~ especially in war zones.  A military weapon more powerful than any bomb is to rape a woman in front of her family. 

The person most in the forefront, of course, is Eve Ensler.   Her current efforts are focused on the Congo.

 

 

Judge Susan B. Carbon

Pres. Obama Nominated Judge Susan B. Carbon as Director, Office on Violence Against Women, Dept. of Justice

 

 

 

 

US CapitolLobbying 101: Violence Against Women Act Funding 

Many women and children ~ some men too ~ are finding there isn’t much justice in our legal system.  In fact, the legal system is easily manipulated as an instrument of abuse.  Several bloggers, especially WordPress’ MamaLiberty, are vigilant watchdogs.  If you haven’t visited her site, I encourage you to do so.  You will laugh.  You will cry.  You may get angry.  To read more, click here. 
  
Pres. Jimmy Carter Quits Baptist Church: “The Words Of God Do Not Justify Cruelty to Women” 

Jimmy Carter Nobel Peace PrizeWhy didn’t this story make US headlines? 

On July 12, 2009, former President Carter’s op-ed piece appeared in The Observer in the United Kingdom and was reprinted without credit by The Age in Australia.  He explained why he was ending his ties of 60 years with the Southern Baptist Convention.  To read more, click here. 

  

Bill Clinton: Why He’s a Champion for Family Violence Prevention 

 clintonbookWhen we think of Bill Clinton’s presidency, passage of the Violence Against Women Act isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind.  Yet, he is a tremendous champion for family violence prevention and for people who have experienced abuse.  He’s walked in our shoes.  To read more, click here.

 

Click HERE for inspiring stories of Outrageous Acts. 

Click HERE to learn more about Violence Prevention. 

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