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ARTICLE: Because I am a Woman

Because I was made out of the ribs of a man,

So what?

i don’t have right to decide on my own
neither do I have right to be angry,
I get into an argument
with a man, he slaps me,
I feel the pain, yet they
tell me I provoked him, I
should have been quiet, I
should have been patient.
I should apologize to him.

I get into an argument
with a man I slap him,
they tell me I have no
respect, no home
training,I should have
been quiet, I should have
been patient,I should
apologize to him.
Because I am a woman, I
don’t have a right to be
angry. So, the degree of
my innocence is directly
proportional to the
degree of my silence in
the face of oppression
and brutality…..

At the age of 14 he’s been groomed into higher institutions, with the target of having Masters and PhD, provision for work after school.
but I’m been relegated only to the kitchen and having babies, even with my PhD and all that, just because I am a woman.

Because I am a woman,
my husband cheats on
me, I am told to tolerate it
to save my marriage. The
barbaric and stupid
excuse is that ”it is in
their nature to cheat, I
should slim down, dress
better, cook better, pray
harder and be more
pleasant to him”

but when I cheat, and I am called a
whore, I have committed
an abomination, I have no
right to look elsewhere
for the love and
emotional support I lack
at home, I am an
irresponsible mother.

then I’m been reported to my family,
my parents scolds me, neighbors mocks and makes caricature of me, I weep endlessly and ask “why me”? Because I am a woman.

I’m been sent out from the home we both
built, with all my earthly
possessions stuffed into
a tiny box on my head no one cares where I go
because I am a woman.

He manages a good business or runs a company,
has exotic cars with comfortable houses,
goes wherever he wants and eats whatever he wants,at the age of 25,he’s tagged
wonderful, hardworking,
focused, career oriented,
successful at a very
young age.

then at my 28 I run a
company “Hmmmm….
chai,she’s using her body to get money,
instead of looking for a husband she’s here flirting with small boys, and
she is not even married,
unserious,a hustler, loves money, let
her go and get a husband
oh”
And I wonder if being
successful has anything
to do with a person’s
gender, all because I am a woman.

Because I am a woman,
I am not allowed to have
wits or be a prodigy, I
cannot be financially
buoyant, professionally
successful or be treated
with respect without a
man beside me.

Then I am tagged a
generous leg opener, “a
runs girl”. They never see
the possibility that I
actually had to go
through ups and downs
to get to where I am,
because I am a woman.

he becomes a widower and remarries a
year after, he did the right thing,
he’s being praised
and congratulated for
moving on.

I become a widow,
remarries after 4yrs,
“aaah! so early? Are u
sure she wasn’t sleeping
with Edwin even when
her husband Charles was alive?
That was why she killed
her husband. She’s a
witch!” JUST BECAUSE I AM A WOMAN.
But don’t forget that,what makes a woman does not make her less human!
A Woman has the most unique
character like salt! Her presence is never
remembered, but her absence makes all things tasteless.

I dedicate this to all women and girl child,they need to be protect and celebrated.!!!

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. ปั้มไลค์

    September 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

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