How am I supposed to feel empowered
when my worth is reduced too
what was given to me between my legs.
The only power I have in this life is
being manipulative and
I am the one expected to accept blame when
I am no longer found fascinating
by those who claim to love me.
How can I be expected to feel
successful when the only task I
am asked to do involve cooking, cleaning, or
taking care of children. I am not a perfect essence
of housewife and I do not find it my
duty to look after others, because
I can supply for myself.
Do not shame me into
the shadows of a man. You break
me down and melt my will to fight
for myself to build be into
a mold of what you expect me to be.
You cannot tell me I am beautiful
then paste pictures of girls with
unattainable unnatural beauty on
every street across the country.
You cannot play innocent when
it is you who has made me into
the shell of a human,
It is you who has crushed me
into the ideals of "femininity"
- A letter to society