I AM A WOMAN

I AM A WOMAN

A Poem by sette
"

in honor of all the women out there

"
I am a WOMAN.
that needs to be independent
of the double standard
in today's society.

I have equal rights
as men,
I am no longer 
the geisha girl
that everyone thinks.

I have a place 
in today's society
expect that
I will defend my honor
come what may.

This is no longer
the stone age,
where YES is the only way 
to live.

I have every right
as the man next door,
so don't try my patience
çoz I will fight all the way.

I am a WOMAN.

© 2018 sette



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I am for equality, always have been. Fortunately for me, I have never suffered in the work place or otherwise for being a woman. I have always been treated with the utmost respect even in male dominated areas of business. It never held me back. What I despise are some feminists who actually believe women are better than men. I am acknowledging here the many men who don't fall into the category of thinking women are geisha girls still, but do treat them as absolute equals. There are many of them. The other idiots need a good handbagging. Great topic to write about sette and you have done that with skill.

Chris


Posted 2 Months Ago


sette

2 Months Ago

and you are lucky in that aspect my friend
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

I am sette, and I never lose sight of that.
Your poem is the perfect theme song to go with the way women are feeling all over the USA as we watch this Supreme Court Justice nomination play out with allegations of sexual abuse . . . have we not progressed an inch since the early 90's & that "other" SCOTUS pick that's still tainted? Sometimes I want to sing this song, but I'm glad to be old & sitting on the sidelines now, watching the younger generations rise up & continue fighting these battles that go on & on, trying to put people in limiting boxes! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


sette

2 Months Ago

thanks margie for these inspiring words
and I for one believe ya
I certainly have no problem regarding members of the opposite sex as my equal, indeed, I have known many who I have considered far superior......... there now, be sure to know I am in your corner..... Neville

Posted 2 Months Ago


sette

2 Months Ago

thanks for this my friend
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

my pleasure... N
At least equality! Having two daughters, I want nothing but the best for them.
I want them to be able to go as far as their abilities can take them. Like you, I
can't believe that women have allowed our current "leaders" to attempt to shunt
them back to the subservient roles they had in the past.

Historically women have had tremendous roles, but it seems that most history books
have been written by men. Granted Cleopatra, Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth I
Madame Curie, Harriet Tubman were all exceptions. How many more women would have made major
contributions if they had had the chance?

I truly hope that, finally, women are stirred up enough to shake up the establishment
and win their rightful place in our society.

Take care - Dave

Posted 9 Months Ago


sette

9 Months Ago

yes and hopefully I can be one of them. just kidding.
Dave

9 Months Ago

No you're not kidding! I ask you, why not? If we all sat around with our hands in our laps who wo.. read more
sette

9 Months Ago

very well said thank you for the encouragement
A new world. Ain't a right one yet. New leadership set back equal right 50 years. I liked the energy of the poem and your words need to be. I do like the million women marches. Make the leader know. Women won't be second rate citizens. Powerful and worthwhile poem shared my friend.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


sette

9 Months Ago

sexual discrimination still exists my friend because of the patriarchal society we are in, it is onl.. read more
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

You are right. A on going fight that shall never end. Maybe if we teach the children well. Could be .. read more
sette

9 Months Ago

yes because they are the future but it still is a difficult task to do, what we really need this tim.. read more
That's a powerful one.. And I loved it :)
We should celebrate being one :))

Posted 9 Months Ago


sette

9 Months Ago

so true so true
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If you’re quite finished go tidy up the house and put the dinner on.....JOKING

Posted 9 Months Ago


sette

9 Months Ago

i really do like your comment it made me laugh so hard hahaha
Yes! I find strength and conviction in the way you deliver your emotion through this poem. It makes it a relevant since the advent feminism and #metoo campain. I love that I completely agree with all your words :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


sette

9 Months Ago

thanks for the wonderful review
good for you,you should have the right to do what you want to do

Posted 9 Months Ago


sette

9 Months Ago

thanks for understanding.

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