Recently, I saw a news trend on my Facebook account. "Suicide bomber kills 16 people in Nigeria."
Who was she? And truth be told, do we even care?
We detach. We can't relate.
I'm not relishing in the defunding of Planned Parenthood movement. But I just can't sit back and watch the dehumanization of people anymore. I can't watch as we teach our kids that life isn't life. That life is a choice. That someone else's life depends on your wants or needs.
And maybe it starts with Planned Parenthood, but it also has to be more.
It has to be the movies we choose not to watch. Are we filling our minds with images of women who are objectified as sex objects? Do we watch women being tortured or murdered for the sake of entertainment? Are we allowing ourselves to become numb to violence, abuse and death so that when it happens in the news or in real life, we can no longer feel the horror of it?
Do we have boundaries in our homes around the internet? Are we talking with our kids about porn, and it's effects? Are we discussing the ideas of consent?
When we see an injustice, are we turning our heads? Do we ignore current events because it is just too hard for us to read? What about for the people living it?
Are we making our homes available for children in need? Are we willing to give to moms who need support, or do we hoard what we are given?
We can't simply take one thing away and expect our society to be so much better. You and me. We have to step up. We have to stop being the non-Jews in the midst of a Holocaust, burying our heads and just trying to keep our own families SAFE.
I don't know all the answers. I'm certainly not here to give any easy ones.
I can't even tell you where this all will lead me.
But I know that if I have any integrity left in my bones, it's going to lead to action.
SHE JUST SIMPLY STOOD BY AND WATCHED IT HAPPEN.