Feminism Then and Now 1


I am a girl, I can be anything.
I am a girl, just as good as a boy.
I am a girl, it doesn’t hold me back.
I am a girl, my options are not limited.
I am a girl, I am taught to have opinions and speak my mind.
I am a girl, I am taught there is no excuse for domestic violence.
I am a girl, I can be me.

I am now a woman, I see how hard it is to work in a male dominated industry.
I am now a woman, I am just as good as a man if I don’t show my femininity.
I am now a woman, I will be passed up for that promotion if I get pregnant.
I am now a woman, I see that sometimes I must choose work or family.
I am now a woman, I am told “not to blow an emotional gasket” for speaking my mind.
I am now a woman, a misdemeanour instead of a felony shows me that people will excuse domestic violence.

I am now a woman, I hid my true self, beliefs and feelings to get ahead.


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