Sunday, March 29, 2015

Not OK

It is not ok that our children know who Kim Kardashian is but can not tell us who Malala Yousafzai is and what she has accomplished.

It is not ok that our children can teach us how to connect to wifi but cannot catch a fish or purify their own water.

It is not ok that children do not have to earn an allowance but wear Jordans and Louis Vuitton to school.

It is not ok that our televisions are programmed to E but rarely CNN.

It is not ok that women earn 77 cents on the dollar to men's wages.

It is not ok that women are expected to want children.

It is not ok that songs encouraging body shaming are on the Top 40 (or play on the radio at all.)

It is not ok that our children can explain the Pythagorean Theorem but can not balance a checkbook.

It is not ok that young women look into mirrors and struggle to find something that they love about themselves.

It is not ok that we are taught to question the motives of those who need our help.

It is not ok that only 2 out of 100 rapists will ever serve time in jail.

It is not ok to make comments about mental illness such as, "I'm so bipolar today," or "She's a total schizo." 

It is not ok to be:  sexist, racist, homophobic, ablest, classist, or any other "ist" that may judge or discriminate another human being. 

 

32 comments:

  1. Yes! Thank you for this post!

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  2. so powerful!! and so true!! so many things that can be changed if we stick together and just go for it!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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