I don't really know what to say. I'm a little flabbergasted and disappointed. I asked my mom if I could join Amnesty International, which I've wanted to do forever. And now activism and human rights are becoming even more important to me, I think I want to maybe even go into a career for it. But regardless, I see it as always being important to me, no matter what way I am involved in it.
She asked my dad. He said something about needing to makes sure it wasn't some left wing organization with another motive. WTF?!? I mean, it's AMNESTY International, a human rights organization. I don't get it...how does that come into his mind? They want more information about it.
I just feel profoundly disappointed in my parents. This is something VERY important to me, and they know I've expressed interest in human rights before. I don't know what to do. I mean I'm 17 and a half, if they don't allow me to make my own decisions now about things like humanitarian causes membership, what's going to happen when I'm out of high school? I've always been afraid of 'this' when it comes to my parents. My dad is used to having all the control and doesn't like differing opinions. I just don't know what I'm supposed to do or say.