By: Lindsey F
“I speak to you on this day to remind you of the suffrage that all women have faced since the beginning of our Republic. I stand before you to challenge your prejudiced beliefs of male supremacy. To ask for an amendment to our Constitution, the supreme law of our land. Our land is not only land once made for men, but for mankind as a whole.
Today marks the day where we will spark change in our world. Women are just as capable of creating a stable foundation for future descendants as men are. Why aren’t we allowed to own land? Because of a simple rationale: men—not women—are running our country’s government. Henceforth, they have concluded that men are the only people allowed to own property. For centuries, we have let men diminish our courage, pride, and perseverance to fight back.
Democracy is the foundation our country is built upon. And with democracy comes voting, a right that is currently reserved for men. However, many faults have been found in this plan, from warped perspectives to the unacknowledgement of severe issues that may arise in the future. If we neglect to uphold the duties that our country should identify, our descendants will suffer as we have for not fixing this horrific blunder we have created in our wake. We must dissent from these heinous crimes, or we will pay the toll later on.
I believe that if we stop leaning on a man’s shoulder to shape our thoughts, emotions, and actions, we can become one independent force that is unstoppable. All I’ve learned in life is to suffer in silence. But together, we will break the silence. Together, we can change the world. Together, we won’t stop fighting until there is no more battle to fight. Together, we will push an amendment to own property and to vote. We will do whatever we must to acheive equality, whether it be picket on the front lawn of the White House or simply hold conventions for women’s rights. After all, didn’t our ancestors travel to this New World for freedom and prosperity, not prejudice and bigotry?”
Ms.Backstrom's class has been working on creative writing pieces based around 'big question' research. Take a look at what they've come up with!