Feminism

I don’t want to write about feminism.
Must every act be political?
And is the world a stage,
or a battleground?
Must I be vulnerable?

And even though with every cell of my body
I believe that women should be treated with dignity and respect
that all humans
regardless of race, gender, creed
should be treated with dignity and respect,

I cowered
at the thought
of wearing
an ‘I am a FEMINIST’
pin.

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Author: Bryn Bamber

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3 thoughts on “Feminism”

  1. Great poem! To address one of the questions you pose, yes, every act is political. While it might seem like that is a stretch, it’s important that we recognize the power in all of our actions (our political power). Wearing a pin can be frightening, absolutely. The reason why it’s frightening in political. Similarly enough, the courage to wear that same pin is political. As a happy feminist myself, I say go for it!

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