Friday, April 20, 2007

Feminism Anymore

This is a poem I wrote in reaction to Listen Up! Voices from the Next Generation of Feminists.

My Feminism anymore is not about knowing
that when I walking into a room my body belongs to me
my choice,
my sexual choices
are a reflection of my dreams and my desires,
not just a flaunt
of a carefree

My Feminism anymore is not demanding.
If you demand something, it still has a connotation
(and a degradation)
that something must be handed over
But it was never theirs
to begin with

No, My Feminism anymore means I Expect it.
All of it.
My raised eyebrows say, "Oh, you haven't heard?"
The revolution is here,
in this conversation,
between us.
I'm not lofty.
You're just behind.

1 comment:

  1. my womb, ovaries, breasts, vagina, and all my other female body parts, along with my mind, heart, soul, and personality parts, appreciates this. Being a woman is a complicated luxury/burden/joy in this life of ours. I say this despite having been woken up in the middle of the night with menstrual cramps.


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