Friday, March 7, 2008

hillary will rise?

okay, so this is old, but it was written by maya angelou, which means its timeless? and will forever be completely disturbing? i don't know. you can come to your own conclusion.

also, i wonder what it really does mean in the grand scheme of things that i have chosen to support a man over a woman for the presidency. there must be some aspect of patriarchal thought happening (if somewhat subconsciously) in my head, eh? i dunno. i'll mull over that on my way to sarah lawrence tonight.

maya after the jump.

Hillary Will Rise

Maya Angelou

Posted February 8, 2008 5:52 PM

Hillary Clinton is the prayer of every woman and man who long for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.

Dr. Maya Angelou is a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director.

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits end, but she has always risen, always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.

There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you're born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But, to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies.

Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country.

She is the prayer of every woman and man who long for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.

She declares she wants to see more smiles in the families, more courtesies between men and women, more honesty in the marketplace. Hillary Clinton intends to help our country to what it can become.

She means to rise.

She means to help our country rise. Don't give up on her, ever.

In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country a wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety, without crippling fear.

Rise Hillary.



Anonymous said...

I don't think supporting a man means you have a patriarchal mindset. Maybe you just think that he is a better candidate. I know I did. But I like Hill too, I like her a lot actually. But I think Barack has better judgement.

havestrength said...

i appreciate your thoughts on the issue. :) i guess i feel like, when i'm really hard on myself, i don't know why i support either of them. and then, when i try to figure out why i chose obama as the greater of my two concession options, i start to think that there's something i appreciate about his being a black man. now, if hillary were a black woman, barack would have a run for his money, but somehow his being a man "beats" her white femaleness...

and then i start to worry about myself :).

again, thanks for the comment!