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Message to Readers

today, I was asked what motivates me and I jokingly said spite, which earned a lengthy lecture from a guy in my class about how that wasn't a very ladylike answer. Um, Louis, ladylike is not defined as 'adheres to your misogynistic guidelines,' but thank you, I now have a great poem, all inspired by your misogynistic "virtues" (as you like to call them), luv u, boo <3

untitled rage and spite | men are trash

September 16, 2020

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a boy told me i could never think like a man,
but, as a woman, it is already my place to.
how else do you think i know to speed up my pace when a man who i do not know begins to follow me on my way home?

it was once believed that women could be witches;
surpise! we're mind readers, too.

he didn't believe me, though.
so i thought like men and these are the words that ebbed and flowed;

daddy once told us that women like to be chased,
so we match our walk to her sped up pace.

strong women are threats,
and because all women are,
right now, we're scared for lives,
almost like every woman who walks home at night.

we like publish exposes on the mistakes of a father
because we're so much better than him,
but never apply those lessons to how we raise our own sons.

we use the word 'we' to push blame 
for all those times 'we' say 'we made a mistake, but so did you,'
except when we are exposed for things that we knowingly participate in,
then 'we' is pronounced 'not all men, but we bully those who do not, and teach our children to do the same';

but i'm not a man,
so i'll sit here,
sit tight,
sit pretty,
because i'm a girl so politics are not my place.
my place is in a kitchen,
but you'd never admit it because "you're not one of those guys,"

but, if a girl cursed too much, you'd tell her to go make you a sandwich.

i guess what i'm trying to say is

if you're going to call me weak for being a girl,
you can say it to my face,
then to your mother,
and her mother
and your sister
and that girl who you're crushing on, but have no chance with,
and the thirty models you follow on Instagram, who have been told their whole careers that they're not good enough by men who don't moisturize their faces in the morning,
and every woman who has ever taught you in school,
or started in a movie you like,
or has entertained your petty spite,
and every woman who you've ever benefited from, or off,

then come back and repeat those words,
tell me i do not know what men think, or how they act.

it is a curse i bear as a birthright.

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5 Comments
  • Deep_Breaths

    y e s q u e e n. I love this beyond words.


    18 days ago
  • mirkat

    oh yes, i love this! the last sentence... and the message board. at least you created something beautiful from his hate! <3


    about 1 month ago
  • outoftheblue

    yes all men.
    love this. so much.


    2 months ago
  • Landofstories

    YES! I absolutely hate the double standards society has - I'm so glad you called this out! This most definitely is one of my favourites!


    2 months ago
  • Wisp

    OH GOSH YES!
    This is the piece I never knew I needed, but now that I have it, I just can't get enough of it. Freaking can't form coherent sentences because this piece literally blew my mind. By far, my favorite piece.


    2 months ago