She is too young to vote.
She is too young to drink alcohol.
She’s old enough to work her butt off to support her siblings and old enough to be thrown in jail if she misses school, because of that.
So please tell me. What is the difference between a third world country and Texas again? Well, she may not have faced jail, there they wouldn’t bother.
I am not glorifying her as a hero. She is a strong kid, but I want to stress the cruelty of a society that doesn’t provide for her and her siblings, so they can finish school. Just imagine, what she could achieve if she was allowed to put all this energy and strength she shows into her own education.
And don’t get me started on her parents.
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