Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The above article has to do with the fight for democracy by the women of the small African country Togo. These women have fought with every tactic possible and are now launching a "sex strike" against the men of their country to replace the current dictatorship with a democracy. To me it's a very inspiring story as it high lights the determination and persistence of the female gender. Knowing how ardently these individuals must fight to obtain something I was born in to gives me appreciation for the land in which I live. I think it is important for the people of my country to understand how incredibly lucky they are to be ruled by a democracy and to stop complaining about our government and instead start taking advantage of it. Too many people complain about who is in office or what policies and laws were passed or rejected. Yet, ironically enough, those same people complaining are the ones who chose not to vote when elections rolled around.

Our government was created to give equality to all, allowing the representation of each individual. Whether or not the individual chooses to honor or utilize such representation however has become the issue. If our citizens could live the life of these women in Togo for just a week, maybe they would appreciate what is taken for granted as the first American citizens did. In all honesty, the majority of our government's problem is the lack of concern and interest of my generation. Apathy will be the downfall of our country if we do not start caring just as much, if not more, as the women of Togo.

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