Fight for your rights/advocacies, but don’t violate others’ rights
This is in response to the letter of Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan where they justified why some students become activists (“Why we are activists: An open letter to all parents,” 8/29/19). I understand that many young people are “woke.” Activism for me is not bad; however, it should have boundaries and limitations. Student activists should know when and where not to cross the line.
Fighting for the rights of minorities, supporting gender equality and the like are all valid concerns. But then again, they cannot just push their advocacies and violate other people’s rights. What irony! You want your voice to be heard but most of the time you violate simple traffic laws? How can you convince others to support your cause if you cannot follow a simple rule such as no vandalism? How can you prove to the people that you are fighting for a cause greater than yourself, when you cannot observe simple school policies?
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