I am watching the normalisation of hate-speech against girls and against people on the Autism Spectrum.
As the father of a young woman with Aspergers, I say, I see you. I see what you are doing. And you will have to come through me. Not because she needs me to fight her battles for her, but because we stand side by side.
You will fall. And she will rise.
For, o my daughter, I also see you. I see what you are doing. I see your passion, your brilliance, your courage, to get up, even when you do not want to have to get up again, and shape the world for better. I see you taking up the tools of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, forged by your faith, at one of the top research universities in the world. I see your heart to invest in your generation and the generation coming up behind you. I see the way in which God is forming you to rebuild what is presently being laid to waste. And you are not alone. You are not alone.
And, daughter, you will see the day when we beat our swords into plowshares, and renew the earth. But, for now, take up your sword. Right now, there’s a battle to be won.