Life – Georgiann Carlson

from the beginning
women 
have been virtual prisoners
locked in houses
pregnant
not allowed to go to school
or do anything we wished
because a woman’s place was in the home
which naturally cut off the competition with men
and controlled women completely
women have always been told 
what they could or could not do
they were never allowed to rise
to become
but instead, they were
used as ornaments
worked to death
beaten
battered
bruised
violated
and killed
for no reason at all
living in fear
under the thumb
of patriarchy
having no choices
but those given to them
by the men in their lives
working without recognition
without pay
and punished for stepping out of line
pretty much EVERYTHING has been
AGAINST OUR WILL
and we are still fighting the violence
used to keep us in line
women live in a war zone
and we are all prisoners
under the ruling thugs
who even now
are voting on whether or not
we have the right
to own our own bodies
 
 
Photo:  Pixabay

I’m an artist, a writer, a vegetarian, an animal rights activist, and quite a few other things as well. I love books, cats, philosophy, good conversation, Chicago and the arts. So my blog is full of bits and pieces but it’s the bits and pieces that make life interesting to me. You can read more of my writing at Rethinking Life

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