On Facing Resistance
A thoughtful piece on why we Opt Out, and what that means… It appeared on the Lace to the Top blog. I do not know the author, but it is worth the share.
I googled “protest” hoping to find an image to add to the sign I was making. I instantly found myself lost in a world of black and white snapshots of our country’s history. As I scrolled through, I saw photographs of Americans desperate for change. Their signs were timeless; they demanded equality and respect. I had seen many of these images, or similar images, many times before. What struck me this time, for the first time, was the opposition that was sprinkled throughout the rows of search results. One image in particular grabbed my attention. It was a picture of men lined up in front of the headquarters of the National Association Opposed to Woman’s Suffrage. They were reading the information posted in the window by an organization that was actively trying to quell the rebellion that was growing within a discontented population.
At every point in our history when…
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