For All Our Sakes!

Jennifer Lopez in "Enough"

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Hi all! Still hiding, and all is going well. I’m making progress on my Health Rider, and I’ve started to learn self-defense.

What the law won’t do for me, I’ll do for myself. What other choice does this system give women?

I have a heavy bag, gloves etc. And I’m gonna be a warrior. I’m tired of feeling like a victim, or wronged, or weak. I would never attack someone who didn’t attack first. This training is to be sure 1) I don’t need it 2) I won’t fold. I feel stronger already, more confident. I feel tougher. This is great!

Wait for the law to do the right thing? This patriarchy? Don’t think so. So many women die while running. I will stand my ground. No one else will.

I once had every confidence in the government and it’s laws. No more. I trust myself. I feel I can be both healing and loving, and impossible to take down. What a combo for women!

And gals, we are forced to take this rout because there is no law for us. None. And the restraining orders? As if paper will stop a psychopath. My mother had one, but she always let him back. He’d buy candy and flowers. But the real reason is, she had no money and would have to go on welfare. One day he broke her nose with a glass ashtray. Once he threw an axe at my brother, missed and cleaved a tree my brother hid behind. One day he shot and nearly killed a man. He was crazy and dangerous and he got five years for attempted murder. So did they care about the wife and kids? No.

That won’t happen to me. Sometimes women know when trouble is coming. I have good intuition and I’ll depend on myself if others don’t believe me. I won’t accept any opinions. This is my life and I’m gonna save it.

It hurts to know the law doesn’t care. You all need to learn this. There are excellent classes, mentors, non lethal equipment. Or lethal as well with proper training and a license. Believe in yourself; in your worth. Even just living in urban cities can make you candy for some freak with a lot of hate. You don’t have to be candy. Get trained. Stay alive. Change the game. Be a force to be reckoned with.

See you soon. When I “emerge” I’ll be a warrior. Join me! For all our sakes.

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