Which, not for nothing, might be why a Pew Research Center study found that nearly one in five American adults are not affiliated with a religion. And the percentage is higher for that all important 18-25 demographic.
|Go ahead, Pilgrim. I dare you to try to|
tell me that I don't have equal rights.
Photo copyright Mari Farthing. All rights reserved.
Because of this story, I will not remain silent. Anyone who fights to take away the rights of girls and women is fueling me. Giving me more incentive to fight harder for civil rights for all people, regardless of their gender. Or race. Or even religion.
Because while this sadly ignorant individual would choose to spend his time and energy to support oppression, I refuse to go there. I have been rejuvenated to fight for the cause of all individuals. I'll pray for those who feel that oppression of anyone is the answer, but I will not sink to that level and push back.
Because I am better than that.
I am stronger than that. My mother knows what it was like to live in a world where women didn't have the same rights as men. She raised her six daughters to be stronger than that. To overcome that oppression. And I'm raising my daughter to be even stronger. And my son is learning the same lessons. Because civil rights aren't a women's issue or a men's issue--it's a human issue. All humans are tasked to uphold them. We are all tasked with working to uplift one another.
And good luck trying to hold me down.