Sunday, June 30, 2013
An appeal for help
Brigid has posted an appeal for help for another blogger, Kat M., whose abusive husband has left her in a pretty pickle. She's put up an appeal for contributions on the Indiegogo fundraising platform, to help convert her farm into a viable self-sustaining proposition. It seems to me to be an entirely worthy cause, so Miss D. and I will be contributing to it.
I've had a lot of exposure to domestic violence issues (I wrote about one such case back in 2008). It's one of the few sins I regard as almost unforgivable. For any man to abuse the woman he's promised to love and honor . . . it's just sickening. Summary execution doesn't seem out of place in some of the cases of which I've learned. I don't know whether this one is that bad, but it sounds more than bad enough!
Friends, may I appeal to you to please read Brigid's post, then read Kat's post (plus updates she's provided on her blog since then - scroll down to find them), then go and look at the Indiegogo fundraiser? If you can spare a few dollars, I'd be personally very grateful if you'd help out. In difficult times like these, made much more difficult by unworthy partners such as Kat's, it behooves all of us to do what we can to help, no matter how little we can spare. We might need help ourselves one day . . . and it's been my experience that 'what goes around, comes around'. This seems like a good time to 'do unto others'.