Feminism is my Realism- Kindra M. Austin & Christine Ray

Originally published on Whisper and the Roar

I am Organism
Female
Defense Mechanism
Natural
Feminism is my Realism

Because #MeToo, Motherfuckers
I’ve been abused
Been paid less cash
Called a Radical Cunt a
Bleeding Heart Liberal and
Put in my place—
Not my place, but theirs

I’ve been judged by the size of my body and clothes I wear
Been held back by (un)intelligent men and even stupider women
Who mock my Heart and Common Sense—
Slammed by Pseudo-Brain influenced by Meme Culture

I am Organism polluting the Cesspool
Feminism is my Realism

(Kindra M. Austin)

I am Organism
Female
Defense Mechanism
Instinctive
Feminism is my Realism

Because if I had been paid my 80 cents on the dollar
For every time I have been called
Bitch
Dyke
Ball breaker
Since I was 12 years old
I’d be in the damn 1%

Told my whole life
That I am
Too angry
Too emotional
Too loud
Too direct
Ask too many questions
Why-can’t-you-just-sit-quietly-like-a-lady-and-smile-more?

Gagged with guilt to keep the peace
Gaslighted
so others can maintain the precious status quo

I am Virus circulating in the Bloodstream
Feminism is my Realism

(Christine Ray)

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