Often times, I am accused of pandering to my female readers; that I write things that appeal to the women folk simply so I’ll be well liked and fawned over. I combat these accusations by saying that I write to encourage the better overall treatment of women because I am the father of a little girl, and if my writing is a cause of women being treated better, then my own daughter will reap the benefits of that work one day.
Today I write to the men—young and not so much—and ask that we improve our treatment of the female population. Because they are the fairer sex, some of our brethren feel it is their right or privilege to accost women with viciously spouted words or swiftly swung fist. Because we are the supposed “head” of household or relationship, we sometimes feel that we are in charge and decide to flex our strength by belittling the women who put up with us. And yet, even though some of us do our best to treat them with grace and beauty, we can always improve our behavior and treatment of these lovely women.
After all, it is our responsibility as men to treat them right.
So, treat her right because you may be the man she spends her life with and once damage is done, it’s hard for her to trust again.
Treat her right because she is to be respected, just as she is to respect you.
Treat her right because she may have been abused with words or actions in her past and you can help heal all of those old wounds.
Treat her right because she’s a gift from God who is to be cherished and given thanks for.
Treat her right because once she’s lost faith in you, it’s likely it will never return.
Treat her right because you’re a man and a real man knows that a woman who is appreciated and respected is the greatest asset a driven man can have supporting him.
Treat her right because hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Treat her right because she deserves it.
Treat her right because her happiness should always come before your own.
Treat her right because a man who belittles or abuses a woman is no man at all.
Treat her right because you are the protector, the guardian of her love and life.
Treat her right because you love her.
Treat her right because she loves you.
For some of you, these few challenges may simply serve as a reminder. But as men, may we hold them close to our hearts and remember that even though she may drive us mad from time to time and even though we may not always have the best intentions, she is a testament to what we are continuously blessed with.
If only for that, treat her as splendidly as is humanly possible.