Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Because we're women

Because women's work is never done
And is underpaid or boring or repetitious
And we're the first to get sack
And what we look like is more important than what we do
And if we get raped it's our fault
And if we get bashed we must have provoked it
And if we raise our voice we're nagging bitch
And if we enjoy sex we're nymphos
And if we don't we're frigid
And if we love women it's because
We can't get a "Real Man"
And if we ask our doctor too many questions
We're neurotic or pushy
And if we expect community care for children
We're selfish
And if we stand up for our sights
We're aggressive and "Unfeminine"
And if we don't
We're typical weak females
And if we want to get married
We're out to trap a man
And if we don't we're "Unnatural"
And because we still can't get an adequate safe contraceptive
But men can walk on the moon
And if we can't cope or don't want pregnancy
We are made to feel guilty about abortion
And....for lots
And lots of other reasons
We are part of the women's liberation movement

Poem by Joyce Stevens
Credited to: empower foundation, Thailand
Notes: This poem was found in a kitchen of an Australian friend in Sydney, in 1989. It was typed by a manual typing machine on a piece of paper which turned to be off white, since it was pasted up a long time ago. We are happy to have a copy to share with you.(By empower foundation, 2009)

陰道戰士 The Vagina Warriors    2012 FEB 24, 25, 26    stage 1, penangpac, straits quay

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