The Gift of Womanhood

 

Being a woman is not a gift.

Being a woman sucks.

Being a woman is pain – great pain.

 

We are

Beaten

Raped

Exploited

Flogged

Paid less

Worked harder

Stoned

Sold

Traded

Rented

Pushed

Pulled

 

We bleed with cramps and aches

 

And if we don’t bleed for whatever reason, we’re considered garbage

We’re Butchered

Objectified

 

Even Objectified disguised as “celebrated.”

 

We’re tested

We’re tried

We’re labeled and categorized

 

We are told

How to act

How to look

How to speak

How to sex

How to work

How to play

 

The labels of our personal body parts are used as insults to others

 

We are dictated as to how and when we should carry our children

We are dictated as to IF we should carry our children

And dictated as to how we should raise our children, upon penalty of law

 

We are programmed and shepherded

If you stand up, you’re knocked down

If you’re knocked down, you’re considered weak

And if you’re weak, well, you are “Just a Woman.”

 

We are reduced to asking someone else if this fucking dress makes us look fat!

 

NO.  Being a woman, itself, is not a gift.

The Gift

is that we can go through all of this every day, every single day…

and we are still not broken.

 

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About T. Ray

Writer, visual artist, musician, divinationist, playwright, and "armchair nutritionist." She currently resides in Vegas with her jenday conure, is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and is pursuing her Master's in Journalism/Media Studies. All things come down to food and Star Wars. Contact: contact@theblacksiren.com
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One Response to The Gift of Womanhood

  1. Ginny Hunt says:

    Impact. Solid. Straight to the soul. Thank you.

    Like

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