Posts tagged “being a woman

I want to be a woman – part II

Thank you everyone for leaving such sweet comments on my post ‘I want to be a woman‘ However I have been properly put in my place today by some things that I have been made to think, and I decided a more realistic version was in order.

Just for a day,
Or maybe a weekend,
I want to be a woman.

I want to know
What it feels like to give birth,
To spend hours, or days
In pain and feel my softest parts tear open.

I want to know how it feels for my nipples
To dry and crack
And bleed
At the mouth of a hungry infant.

I want to know how it feels
To have a period,
Expereince cramps
And have my hormones
Fuck with me
Every bloody month.

I want to know
What it feels like to have breasts,
Have men stare at them
And talk to them,
Rather than my face.

I want to know
What it feels like to get fucked
By some guy who has no idea
What he is doing.
Have him come in my face,
Make me feel inferior,
And never call me again.

I want to know what
Thousands of years of abuse
And being treated as inferior
Feels like,
How it feels to have to be paid less
For working just as hard.

Just for a day,
Or maybe a week,
I want to be a woman.

I didn’t write this really. Thanks to those who did. Seriously, thank you. I have been humbled today.