The Underlying Message of Silence—Intended or Unintended

“Inherent in Your Silence is Acceptance” ~LMB The underlying message of silence, like it or not, is acceptance. This is particularly true for hurtful offenses. In fact, the bigger the offense—responded to by silence—the louder a message of acceptance is being conveyed. This is an often unspoken truth in courtrooms, offices and even homes. •   […]

The Costs of Toxic Masculinity

For countless decades our culture has been selling our boys and men a bill of goods about what it means to be a “man:” •    Be strong! •    Don’t be a cry-baby! •    “Man-up” and stop being a wuss! •    Don’t be a girl and show your emotions—toughen up! •    Don’t take sh*t from anyone. […]

An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump, You don’t know me, but I know you. Even though you and I have never met in person, I know you. Most women know “you.” They know what it’s like to be groped by you on a subway, in a hallway, at a bar or even in your own home with your […]