This post was written by me early this morning and it came from a place of annoyance, bewilderment and courage at how little regard women get across the world. I read a tweet at me from a young man yesterday and he didn't believe the things women go through. He genuinely had no clue at our ordeals and wondered what made us so special.
Then I read an obviously fictitious broadcast out loud to le hubbs that was so disrespectful, degrading and condescending to women it got even my SIX year old daughter saying "mummy, how can they say all that about women. They are lies and mean. Who wrote that?"
Let me dedicate this to all the ignorant doubting Thomas's out there who think they can walk all over women. Think again.
I am a woman.
I don’t know why my very existence scares you.
I don’t know why it bothers you so much.
Even to the point of trying to break me.
To make and mould me into a submissive mess.
To shape me to suit your purpose.
Yet you wonder why I say we are oppressed.
You genuinely do not get it that you are a part of our oppression
I am a woman, a strong unbreakable woman.
There are many more like me, millions more.
We were built to last, to conquer and to flourish.
Flourish, we will for we are women.
We are unbeatable and indestructible.
We grow everything we are given and those which we take.
We can help you grow and help you be far better.
I am a woman, a strong and powerful woman.
I am going nowhere, none of us are until we say we are done.