Where is Women’s Dignity?

WHERE IS WOMEN’S DIGNITY? By: Priscilla

Women suffered a great hardship.

They lived under oppression.

They were prisoners without committing any crime.

They didn`t have freedom and choice.

More especially those who got married through abduction.

Where is women’s dignity.

 

Our mothers were afraid to go to school.

They had a fear of men on horseback.

Seeing their poor school mates being abducted.

When trying to return home, they are chased back by their parents.

Getting married without plans.

Where is women’s dignity.

 

They are regarded as weak people.

Although they are doing hard and great work.

Raising a child is not easy as a,b,c.

Having a bundle of wood on her head with a baby on her back.

Where is women’s dignity.

 

Patriarchy destroyed the future of most women.

Especially those that were living in the olden days.

It led them to illiteracy, to poverty and dependence.

Men believe that the home of the girl is in marriage.

Not knowing that they are killing her future

Where is women’s dignity.

 

I thank women who stood up.

Staying away from hatching rotten eggs.

Who became fed up of patriarchy?

Now you know how to brighten your future.

Now you know about family planning.

Where is women`s dignity.

 

I thank the women who came up with feminism.

Let`s make feminism a train for all women.

A train that will take women from different stations.

Women are now feminists.

Where is women`s dignity.

 

Women of nowadays must make a difference.

No more living in a patriarchal society.

We need to see women in highest position.

A baby is made by a man and a woman.

Responsibility of raising a child is for both of them.

Women are strong and they always will be.

Where is women`s dignity.

 

There are women out there who are divorcees and widowers.

They manage to raise their children on their own.

Men cannot do that.

They look for another woman to look after their children.

That`s where the contradiction of situation starts.

Where is women`s dignity.

 

Men dislike abortion, but they are the cause of it.

Which woman is going to carry the denied baby?

Which woman is going to give birth to a fatherless baby?

Which woman is going to the father the baby alone?

Sometimes women are promised about marriage, and then they fall pregnant.

It`s like learning to drive in somebody`s car.

When you are perfect you buy yours.

Where is women`s dignity.

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The Feminist Rose I was Deprived Of… By: Nicole

The Feminist Rose I was Deprived Of…..

 

Roses are red, work is blue and they are feminists too

What, feminists?

Yes, feminists and not just any feminists

The feminists that stands out in the crowd

The ones patriarchy wants to control

The ones everyone discriminates against

For they only want to be decriminalized

and understood

and to be accepted like all the others.

Because to discriminate only brings hate

So stop trying to understand them

But accept them, they are only feminists.

After all not just feminists, sex work feminists.

 

Who are these people?

They are the ones you see on the street

the ones you sit next to on the taxi

the ones you debate against in parliament

the ones whose voices want to be heard

who want to be accepted by the government

 

Yes, get this in your head

Feminism is coming out, so watch out

They are coming like the force of the Jordan River

They are higher than Mount Everest

And they mean you no harm

all they want is decriminalization

To be accepted by churches

Communities

And most of all their families

So make sure that you are sure about who you are

And what you want to be

Because feminism is a journey

It can be lonely

 

I am a sex work feminist and it’s MY work

Get that in your mind

We are here now, and we aint going nowhere

Just start seeing right now

We only want to be accepted

So stop discriminating against me for what satisfies ME

 

Who am I?

 I am a rose

Don’t hide me

Don’t make like you don’t see me

I am tired of being sold on the black market

I also want to be admired, like all the others in the garden

Gold gets traded on Wall Street

Even though I don’t deserve to be there, like you say

But God said I am made in his image

Stop depriving me of  my riches

 

Roses are red

Work is blue

And they are feminists too

 

I am a feminist.

Sex Work Feminist.

 

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