"Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected."Men have been subjected to forty years of propaganda telling them that those old codes are outdated no longer apply. They have been taught from kindergarten that men and women are exactly the same. So, women shouldn't be surprised when bad men no longer treat them with kid gloves, but prey upon them as mercilessly as they do upon other men.
Like a lot of us, she's hot as hell about what's been happening. Sanchez, though, is turning her outrage into action by reaching out to other local women, urging them to gather with her at 9 a.m. Saturday at the site where Thomas was killed, to call on city officials and also on their communities to protect them...
He pointed out that the old code of the streets, that thieves don't hurt women and children, is no longer honored.
Nor should they be surprised when good men won't lift a finger or run any risks to defend them.
If you want my protection, then you had damned well better be willing to admit that you are not my equal, that you are not my peer, and you had better subscribe to those old codes. One cannot appeal to that which does not exist. Men haven't failed women, women simply rejected the old codes and the male protection that was a part of it without thinking through the consequences.