A Woman's Thoughts

A Woman's Thoughts

A Poem by Crazycatgirl_10
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This is something that I'm unsure about because of the content. But this is something that has been on my mind a lot lately.

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I was in fifth grade when I was told
That a boy who was calling me names
Was only doing it because he liked me
And to ignore it because I should want people to like me
I didn't like what they said , but why should I matter
Because I was just a girl

I was in sixth grade when I was told
That I was a lesbian simply because
I had no interest in dating at that point
I didn't understand why someone could say that
I didn't like what they said, but why should I matter
Because I was just a girl

I was in junior high when I was told
That you weren't truly dating
Until you had sex with your boyfriend
I wasn't ready, I was too young.
I didn't like what they said, but why should I matter
Because I was just a girl

In high school when I was told
That being a feminist is wrong
And that all women shouldn't work outside the house
And to do so means you were a bad Christian woman
I didn't like what they said, but why should I matter
Because I was just a girl turning into a woman

But then there was college
And suddenly I was free from the weight of previous years
But was I really free
A knife, pepper spray, a whistle, and a flashlight
Were all needed for protection
I didn't like having to do it, but why should I matter
Because I was just a woman alone in the world

Why couldn't I as a female
Simply just be me
Without shame and protection

Why couldn't I as a female
Say and do what I wanted
Without fear of harm

Why should being a female
Mean slurs, abuse, and sexual assault
From the time we were little girls



© 2017 Crazycatgirl_10



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Be still my feminist heart. This would be a perfect introduction to feminism or just teaching someone the definition. I wish I could go back in time and read this to my students who asked what feminism meant and why it was even necessary. Please keep writing. Please keep writing about feminism. I will be checking back in hopes that you do. Great job!

Posted 6 Months Ago



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I'm crazy. I'm unique. I'm a crazy cat lady. I've had my various struggles in life. I try not to let them stop me though. I study hard to get good grades. I have a job which I love. I love spending ti.. more..

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