Before I sign off this week - and leave you with the teachings of Monsieur Tupac Amaru Shakur - I'll say this:
We must support women [always], we must follow women [everywhere], we must love women [unconditionally], we must protect women [if needed] and we must listen to and consult women [often]. Women have and will always be worthy of our love and support.
Yes, they can protect themselves, but a little extra backing is never a bad thing. Following a group of humans that are the present and the future and just happen to know and understand the way forward is pivotal and necessary. And their voices, yeah their voices, the voices of women matter and deserve to be heard; because when they are, the world is better because of it!
Now, onto Pac:
"...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 keep your head up..."
- Tupac Shakur 'Keep Ya Head Up'