Saving Mary

The Man Prayer

Posted on by Deidre Havrelock

February 14, the day of Love, has been designated a day of dance and unity for all those who wish violence against women and girls to end. I am personally enamored with the message this movement is committed to — a call to walk in love, a call to join men and women in unity (not hierarchy). Is it odd that out of the many ways they could form an official protest against violence that these people have chosen to dance? Dancing, I think is the wonderful thing about this so called “uprising;” dancing so fits the freedom that women long for. Dancing elicits a feeling of profound joy;  it also speaks to the need to just be yourself. It provides an image that is opposite of violence.


A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being



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