men are violent against women, and when women point this out, they are threatened with more violence
Who is Kimye?
Apparently just two human beings getting married
But for some reason attracts more national attention
Then the 7 college students who were murdered
Last night by a 22-year-old virgin.
A man who declared he would ‘slaughter’ every ‘blonde slut’
He sees at UCSB
Blaming the female population for his inabilities
To fulfill his sexual fantasies.
The male’s ownership over the female body
Failed this man, women are just a product
to be torn up and thrown away
When the outcome doesn’t go his way.
The news spends 30 minutes covering
Kim’s wedding dress, and the guest list.
When we should be having a national discussion
About rape culture repercussions.
7 families will have a missing plate
Around the table during the next holidays.
But as long as the Kardashian’s have a show,
The deranged killers will come and go.
Your English has done nothing for me. //
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.
— Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous), and their doubts about religion.
One of the best articles I’ve read all year. Here’s the link