Humanitarian or Feminist?

Fire Lily

Fire Lily

Editor’s Note: My 15 year old daughter, known at P&L as Lily Peacock, wrote the following on her laptop as she listened in at The New Agenda meeting we had here in Louisville yesterday. That meeting really had an impact on her, and loosened her resistance to being an activist for women’s issues. I’m so proud of her for taking this intellectual step for herself, and for trying to articulate how she would prefer to go about securing a better future for women.

I am a humanitarian at heart; I am usually the first to step up for any person, whether that person be black, white, gay, or even female and male. But even as a humanitarian I have to notice that women’s rights are a bit behind all the other fights. Why is this? Maybe because in the past, if women spoke out, they would basically get a smack to the face. You might argue that black people would get worse but that’s exactly it. No matter what women did they’d get hurt, but if women kept quiet then sometimes they’d be fine. But if a black person stayed quiet and did what they were supposed to most likely they’d still get hurt. So they felt they had to fight for their rights or as a group they’d be dead. But women, if they stayed quiet, they’d be fine—they could live their “lives” as they called them, in peace.

Women are just recently really getting their right to fight, but that’s why we’re so behind. Women need to really take to the streets and get out there in groups. We need a new revolution. It may only start with about 4 people but it will grow if we are determined. But this fight is not just for women; we need all the help we can get to fight this fight. Women are far behind in the fight for rights, and we need to get into the race.

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Lily started her own blog today. Check it out at I Reject Your Reality!

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8 comments on “Humanitarian or Feminist?

  1. I love that black lily!

    Went to visit Lily’s blog today. Very nice. I know you must be a proud mom!

    How did your “New Agenda” meeting go? Post something and let us know!

  2. I am a very proud mom! I’ll post something about the meeting later this week. I’ve been busy trying to schedule the WHM posts for the week, and getting the New Agenda post written for tomorrow. It was really quite small. Just my friends showed up, but I’m hoping we can get something going here. We decided our focus would to try to create a pilot program for integrating women’s history in the schools. We’re going to target JCPS, and education programs at local universities and colleges.

    Thanks for visiting Lily’s blog! I’m hoping all of this activity will light the fire under her. It appears to be already, but then stamina is everything, right?

  3. Thia says:

    Great points Lily! I look forward to reading your blog!

  4. Patti says:

    Great post, Lily! Good luck with your new blog.

  5. bluelyon says:

    Excellent post, Lily! I’ll be watching your blog. (no pressure…)

  6. catsden says:

    Congratulations to you Anna Belle for raising such a brave and articulate young woman. And congratulations to Lily for putting her thoughts on paper and letting the whole world see them. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.

  7. m Andrea says:

    Wow, what an impressive young person! Before I clicked on the link I was thinking how articulate and compassion her mother is, and figuring the sprout wouldn’t grow far from the tree. Love to see how far you in go in another twenty years, Lily!

    But yeah, no stress, just enjoy yourself.

  8. lilypeacock says:

    thank you all for your comments I plan to write more probably but I’m not good at coming up with stuff everyday like my mom is.

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