The Matriarchal Manifesto
You say that I am for having babies and
You say I am to stay behind, inside,
Under cover, forbidden.
You say I am to own what you are,
What you believe, how you live.
You say I am only to be dirt
Under your foot.
You cut off my nose to spite your face.
Well then, fine,
I will have babies, exquisite ones.
Sons and daughters.
But I will give them to you
In a new way.
I will keep them unto me until
The fullness of their time.
And the sons that I give
Will not make war.
And the daughters that I give
Will not be foolish.
I will give unto the
World children who
Will not live as we have.
They will know better.
Those are the children
I will give.
Now go and
Leave me be.
Audio for Matriarchal Manifesto
This poem is not a diatribe against men. It is however a denunciation of how women are thought of and treated. It is a call for discussions and ultimately action that will lead humanity in a new and a better way. skp
Someone to Watch Grow- Malala Yousafzai
To celebrate her 16th birthday, Malala addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. She called for nations of the world to make it a priority to educate their children. She maintains, and I agree, that education is the key to long term peace in this world. Universal education is not a privilege, it is a human right. Malala is still in the news. The Taliban regrets shooting her. (A year later they say this.) Against the odds, this young girl is standing up and leading us in a better direction. I hope that we follow.
Following are links for you about Malala. The first one is her presentation at the United Nations. It is seventeen minutes, but riveting and important. The second link is Wikipedia information and back ground.
I know that all of you readers will agree that educating the children of the world is vital. Not everyone feels the same way, however. Thank you for spreading the word that it is. skp