It really left me feeling almost unable to breathe. I had a mixture of despair and anger. I'm a very empathetic person. I have vivid imagination. What if I were in their shoes? What would life be like if I was "branded" like this and ended up homeless, with little or no income and no place to go?
It was a horrible feeling!
And angry that we as a society have created an "Us versus Them" or "Good guys versus bad guys" kind of dichotomy where people "wall them selves off" from a minority because of unwarranted fears. I feel like crying out "fix this!" but I know all too well how people can let their fears run away with them, and not stop to understand what's really going on.
So, this is one of the next steps in the revolution of love. There are more, of course. But if 900,000 people (mostly men) are being mistreated this way, then it's time to find a path through our fears and out the other side. I don't know what the exact way is, but perhaps restorative justice methods are used to reconnect us with each other after someone has stepped out of line.