— Oscar Wilde (via psych-facts)
man on the street
a n t s
e v e r y w h e r e
step/ smoosh/ stomp/ crunch/
i kiss my knuckles—
keep you on (the souls of)
step/ smoosh/ stomp/ stop/
I asked myself earlier,
if I have all I wanted,
why am I still so unhappy?
Then I realized I don’t have all I want.
But that it’s no longer a scary thought anymore.
Because here I am,
and here is my body,
it’s still dancing on glass,
but I know now somewhere,
there is a floor that will be much kinder to my feet.
I will not bleed out,
I will race till I find bare ground.
And I will find bare ground.
If it’s the last thing I do…
When people are afraid to call themselves the “F” word because of the stigma extremists have placed on it. Even worse, when there are preachings given on alters condemning those who identify as the “F” word because it’s “Jezebelic” and “not the will of god”.
I never realized that the will of god for us as women is to be second rate as not only our gender, but as a beings. I never knew that just because I as a woman, disagree with a man, and am capable of formulating my own stance and point of view of things, I’m going against the will of god. I’ve heard the word “submit” thrown around a lot, I’ve heard it ever since I was little. Especially since I grew up in the church (it wasn’t until later on as I became an individual that I began questioning what that even meant and realizing that this notion was not one for me). Women must submit to men because that is the true will of god. It is a commonly taught that men are the guide and women the followers. Sermons are held bashing women’s activist groups, ostracizing them and presenting them as a rebellious group trying to overthrow the male gender and dismiss them from their reign in society.
It’s saddening really, they never fail to take something that has nothing to do with them, and make it about them. Why is it that when women become empowered beings, confident in their own ideals and morals, it is viewed as the stripping of male power. Is it that they are so weak that to by seeing a woman maintain her own, suddenly they become emasculated?
I won’t submit nothing. I am my own person and I will continue to be. I won’t add to the fear and stigmatization of the “f” word either. Feminism is a necessity in this society. If you think for one second it’s use has died out then you are blind and ignorant to the things happening around you. Feminism is and will continue to be, until society as a whole changes it’s patriarchal mentality. That, in my opinion, is the true demon.