As a high school student, you may not be able to vote yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying attention to what’s going on in politics. One issue that has been in the news lately is the sexual assault allegations against President Joe Biden made by Tara Reade, a former aide to Biden during his time in the Senate.
Reade alleges that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. Despite her accusations, many Democrats have been silent on the issue, and the Me Too Movement, which claims to support survivors of sexual assault and harassment, has been largely silent as well.
Why does this matter to you? It matters because it’s important to hold our leaders accountable for their actions. It matters because we should believe and support survivors when they come forward with allegations of sexual assault.
It matters because our leaders should be held to a higher standard, and they should be expected to treat everyone with respect and dignity.
So, even if you can’t vote yet, pay attention to what’s going on in politics. Speak out when you see injustice, and hold our leaders accountable for their actions. We all have a role to play in making our world a better place, and that starts with speaking up for what’s right.