A Rant from Minne-hopeless

 

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“Imagine living in a world where there is no domination, where females and males are not alike or even always equal, but where a vision of mutuality is the ethos shaping our interaction.”

“If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.”
bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

 

A Poem from This June Morning

**side note: sometimes people get worried about me when I write about this stuff. It’s ok to worry, but don’t worry about me, worry about the patriarchal system!

 

How can I tell you men

you foreigners to this country

to my country, to the country that raised me into

my dreamy and battered womanhood

that no!

Miami is not

the coolest place in the world.

“The women there are as hot as Europeans,” you say

I’m here to tell you that women are none of your business.

 

This morning

I’m choosing to weave my words

into thick tapestries

covering the walls of my bedroom.

They hang as intricate tatters

built of deep purples, reds and blues,

surrounding me with peace.

This is another way of saying words out loud.

 

by me

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