International Women’s Day: I Love Being a Woman!
Since the #MeToo movement began in October, we’ve seen one scandal after the next revealed in the media. What if women and men could step beyond these old roles of victim and perpetrator? While making the truth visible is a first necessary step, it’s also clear that we won’t find any true healing for sexual violence so long as we remain stuck in mutual accusation and revenge.
This International Women’s Day, March 8, we women of Tamera invite the women in our global network and women around the world to stand in solidarity and say #ILoveBeingAWoman! Let us step beyond victimhood and resume our natural feminine authority to give healing orientation, sometimes fierce and sometimes soft, and end violence wherever we can.
As our co-founder Sabine Lichtenfels writes, “Feminine power isn’t targeted at men, nor against our love for men – it simply, decisively leaves behind those male structures that have led to the worldwide extinction of life and love. Unless we women take a public stand, nobody can escape this dead end. It’s up to us women to assume the political and sexual responsibility that’s been abandoned for so long. We invite all dedicated men to join our peacework.”
We do this as part of One Billion Rising, a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls, which has held an arc of actions from February 14 through March 8 to rise for system change.
Rising with you and all committed women in revolutionary love,
Dara Silverman, for the women of Tamera