25 February 2018

On revolutions

“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

There is a revolution happening. An awakening of sorts, and our young people appear to have decided that they have had enough of the bullshit passed down to them by older generations. And I am so proud of this young generation, standing up to those who believe the youth should blindly follow them simply because they are older. A revolution is starting, and it will bring about much needed change.

This revolution has really become visible after last week’s school shooting, and young people like Emma Gonzales has risen up and made their voices heard in a way that we haven’t seen in a long time. I am so proud of them, and so excited for the future because of them. It feels like there is hope again.

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
― Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness

We finally got round to watching Black Panther last night, and I am so happy that the movie was made. While it is first and foremost a comic book movie and an origin story for a super hero, it also told a story that is incredibly relevant at this time.

In a time where racial tensions are running high and are being fueled by political leaders, a story with strong POC characters that defy stereotypes is incredibly important. And the movie not only provides strong POC characters, but also strong female characters that are well written and simply fabulous. And I can only hope that Princess Shuri can be a rolemodel to girls of all colours to attract more girls into STEM.

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