I'd like to forget parts of this year, but I suppose we are trained through our trials. I once wrote that God teaches men through failure. But I'd prefer that complete system failure not take place in order for us to learn. Or also, in the words of B.B. King, the great blues philospher, "When a man is grown, you can't raise him over again."
The goal of Men Matter, Earning Power, and The Wealth Gap was never to change men, but to locate the good ones who are interested in empowering women for the betterment of everyone. But the men who already have the idea that women's issues are actually men's, and that these issues are critical to our families are not the ones who need the information the most.
I look forward to 2008 and the growth of this movement toward social change. I hope others will join and stay in touch.
Last month, I reached out to several hundred new women and men, one to one, who got a chance to hear me talk about all of the ways men I trusted had betrayed or failed me personally, and how it only renews my focus on the importance of this cause. Men do matter to women. A simple truth. I only wish that more would conduct themselves with that in mind.
My best to you and your families.