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