Why Women Turn To FeminismBecause you do not love usWhy Women Turn To Feminism5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as we want to love ourselves.
Because of the scarlet letters
you embroider on our chests
as we sleep on yours.
Because you pull the pigtails from puberty
and squeeze mothers and prostitutes
from the girls we really are.
Because Disney fooled us:
we awoke, sweet-sixteen, embittered
with no kiss, no carriage, no prince.
Because the heroines of our youth taught us
the plastic passivity of our sex.
Because we couldn't be factory-made beauty too.
Because we have spent too long courting tears
and making life-rafts of our pillows.
Because we want the power to reject
our presence, our affection - even our
FeminismI am female.Feminism3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I wear makeup.
I wear dresses and skirts.
I've bleached my hair blonde before.
I polish my nails.
I wear high heels.
I played with Barbie dolls and My Little Pony when I was little.
I wear bras.
I shave my armpits and legs.
I like the colour pink.
I wear earrings.
I care about my looks.
Does that make me any less of a woman?