Image courtesy of: Anarres Natural Health
You’re not one of those women, are you?
A question posed thirty-one years ago
A poster hung above my office desk
Hues of red, gold and blue
Women of the World Unite!
The question surprised me-
It was 1986 after all!
I answered with a question
What kind of woman?
His discomfort and unease exposed
Mumbled a response
Women were sexual objects
Conquests to be won
Goods to be sold
A future concubine for his progeny
The refrain is sung again in the larger houses of white men
who wield swords of archaic laws
and regressive religious beliefs
To them we are nothing but a body
A body to be controlled
Control the body
Control the woman
Sell the body
Strip the body
Sacrifice the body
What kind of woman then?
Day 21. 1 day late. I started this yesterday but it needed the gift of time.