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Matthew Primous

  • Matthew Primous
    Published 4 months ago
    The State of Womanhood

    The State of Womanhood

    Women have always been a part of politics and their view has never been more needed than now.Women have a place in history and they cannot be continued undermine due to their sex and gender. America is in a state of emergency and so is the rest of the world because women are not being recognized for their contribution to it. Women are not only the main caretaker but also they are also the main influencer for generations to come. A strong woman is important to a great community because she is like a pillar to its foundation. When many women are left behind a generation falters. They are our mothers, the first teacher to children and they deserve to be respected and valued at ever so high rational. Our mothers gave us life and they were the first to give us insight into who we are. Mother figures were imperative in both rich and poor alike lives. They are our sisters too. The ones that take the place of our mother if something tragic should ever happen to our mothers. They will normally strengthen us and provide comfort. We need this humanity and thank God for it. The first symbol of what a woman is our mother and that relationship has a lasting impact on future relationships that an individual has with other people. They are our cousins, someone we have relations to and can find common ancestors with. We should not undermine their contribution to America's society and the world at large. We must respect their rights to live their lives the way they choose. We have to teach our young women not only how to value life but also to determine what is best for them. No woman should live in a world that tells her how to think freely. No woman should ever live in a world that forces her to bear children she did not want. No woman should live in a world that does not reflect her values and refuses to appreciate her contribution to society. On the anniversary of women's rights, the state of women has never been so prevalent in need of heroes and heroines who will say and mean it that women matter. Not only in a political ambition to win office but say that women should be taken seriously to lead. Women have fought in wars and they have stood up to the challenge when men were few. In the Revolutionary War, some women dressed like young men to serve. Some countless nurses and teachers inspired those under their care to become something great. No woman should ever hide behind a man again and as a Black Feminist. I would like to define that term that does not base itself on sex and gender. A Black Feminist is one who believes that women should be equal to men to the utmost possible and they want changes in their community to overcome racism. I am active because I know that women matter, mothers matter, sisters matter, cousins matter, and grandmothers matter. And its time for the State of Womanhood to be recognized and respected by its brotherhood counterpart to the fullest. This has to come now to win the fight against poverty. Not recognizing women's rights around the world has destroyed economies. It is about time to undo the injustices of the past and present a bright future for all children no matter their sex. We must be recognized that racism and sexism ordinarily work hand in hand and we cannot and should not leave women behind in the fight for civil justice because women have a right to be just like men.
  • Matthew Primous
    Published 4 months ago
    The Anthem-Star Spangled Banner

    The Anthem-Star Spangled Banner

    It's the battle cry of the republic. It's the symbol of patriotism. It's the hope and prays of the union to continue as one under God. Yet at one time it symbolism did not always mean free. The song creator did not always believe in his words that expressed the American ambition to always stay free. History has revealed the many flaws of our past and now we have to reconcile the wrong. Women and minorities did not have the say or right to think freely and this song of patriotism was born under that era. For many decades, this song was held dearly by former slaves and people without a right. It is up to us the next generation to understand our history and use what we know for good. We must adopt the words and apply them to our own lives and live our the true meaning of its creed. And now it is debatable to honor the words of a slaveholder. America can honor his gifted poetry which got many Americans thinking about freeing their slaves and denounce his livelihood which agrees with slavery. We must face the contradictions and break their trance on American society realizing that they have stained our past. We must break down the song that confronted America's transgressions. America must try to redeem its past and focus on a more equal future among the races. Children have learned these verses without understanding them. Children in belief in the betterment of their country proclaimed those verses as if they were written by God and in stone never to be changed. Our children must be told the truth and they must accept what their ancestors went through and know their place in the history of America. Education must teach the harsh truths of history so America can be better and learn from the mistakes of the past. Thus, America will not repeat the past's sins and emerge as a nation of unity and not division. Immigrants have come to our country believing that they too can become a part of the American Dream. Their truest desire to become a part of a nation where they could fight for it and dream along with it. We must end the attack on immigrants for this nation was made from them. We must welcome all who find our creed noble and our power divine. America is privileged to lead the world and we did not exactly earn it. Every life is precious to building up our nation and the protection of our borders. We must end the ridicule of immigrants because they are a part of America, we hope for. Soldiers have died with these words of the songs fighting endlessly in war and never seeing lasting peace. This song made it the American Way to fight for peace, "the bombs bursting in the air." We must end the idea that peace can only be accomplished through war. War is devastating and traumatizing. We must end the glorification of war. Generations have been lost at war, nations have been divided because of war. Peaceful diplomacy will save our union, not destructive ambitions. Silent soldiers with tears down their eyes hoping for a day without a battle and they secretly resist. We must find a way to bridge all these gaps in knowledge. We must put the song in perspective orchestrating the peace that can last a lifetime. May we never forget what our freedoms and rights are and never think too highly of ourselves preserving the union for ages to come. We forgot we maybe forged out of war and wars do that but we do not have to remain at war with others and ourselves.