Interesting information from the Jacee Dugard story…..I knew that Jacee was kidnapped and held for 18 years (unbelievable), but what I did not know, but learned recently, is that sixty…six…zero visits were made to her captors’ home by probation officers and even though she (and ultimately her two daughters) were living in the backyard, no one bothered to look! Incredible as that may seem, it is true. Now, I do not know if all the probation officers that visited were men, or even if there were sixty of them, but I am assuming the majority of them were. (I am not man-bashing here!)
Jacee’s kidnapped story ended with two women security officers who “just had a feeling something was not right” when they saw her, her daughters, and her captor together in public. They were not able to rationally give a reason as to why they did not feel comfortable , but their “gut” told them to investigate further, and the result was a happy release from captivity for Jacee and her daughters.
Maybe if some of those 60 men ( or any who may have been women) would have paid attention to their amazing source of information, their intuition, Jacee and family may have been released much sooner.
Perhaps we need to question whether we ”give permission” to men in our society to follow hunches, and gut feelings, or do we expect them to be rational and factual at all times?
Let this story be a lesson to all of us to pay attention to that subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) voice inside…..it is a gold mine of information!