Hey there ,
How do you do?(Guys, the responses I get always crack me up nevertheless I hope you always reply, how do you do too.This no literature lecture so I will move on swiftly).
In case you try it, you may get a face similar to this one.
We are doing a series on Conversations with my Femininity,if you missed the preamble you can find it here.
This week′s post comes to clarify that in as much as this theme is centered on femininity and is closely tied to feminism, we will not be writing on feminism.(If it shows up, it is not intentional)
Does that mean I am not a feminist?
To answer this, is a spoken word piece. (Would you prefer a YouTube channel for the audios?Let me know in the comment section below)
It′s my birthday
At just 20 something years of age ,
the woman in me is blooming
the child in me is celebrating
the birth of the feminist in me.
I am under express instructions
To say it as the f word
(feminist in a whisper)
Conversations with society have since changed
We don’t talk anymore
At least ,
like we used to .And
I was not going to say anything
then I figured
Why stay silent about the things that matter?
Society I know I’ve assaulted your ears
Now you will marginalize me
With this new-found truth
And to you I say ,
I give you the green light
Go right ahead
I can smell the scent of your fury
As you practice your anger,
Society mama didn’t go wrong,
Actually she raised me right enough
To choose wisely
Given the multi options of stereotypes
In this feminist family
The shrill kill joys , extreme lesbians
the crazy kind,that don’t believe in wearing bras or
the ones that are spelling sensitive
woman is W-O-M-Y-N.
They replace a in woman with a y
Like why be so angry?
Or like Roxanne gay describes these
men-hating ,sex-hating ,hate-starving
As bad feminists
Society ,I will throw my words into your mouth
You will either speak them
or speak them
As I fulfill each syllable in the word feminist
And dance with these you deem as misfits
To the tune of challenging the status quo
With those rebels! us rebels that comfortably wear the label
Watch me play
Defender in the game of thrones
Queendom versus kingdom
I will champion these hidden figures
In fact,I will rally them on
And further glory
Not greater than you society
But not certainly not less than.
Mama ,(she is somewhere in the crowd as I write this)
Thanks for making it here today
In time for me to tell you
How I finally got saved
But please don’t frown upon my redemption
Because, Jesus made a feminist out of me.
It is the truth I bought
Because Jesus did not treat men different from women
I know the Bible also makes male leadership the standard
Society I know pretty well that there was no female in His inner circle,
And yet still a woman was chosen for his birth
Or rather He chose to appear first to women
when He resurrected,
So much for not being in His inner circle
For the record,
Feminism by definition
is belief in equality of human rights for both men and women.
Where her story makes his story
Anything else that is along the lines
of equality in her favour is a misconstrued fallacy,
That’s why I am on this stage to
Swallow your ignorance
Or you too will end up with an Adam’s apple.
Lady,Like Eve do not be deceived
To celebrate any form of feminism that brings about inequality
Especially In terms of male oppression
And falsely recognize that the Hand of God is behind it?
They say I should watch my tongue,revise my choice?
Religion stays in the church
I heard to that Preaching
I heed to Chimamanda’s clarion call of how we should all be feminists
She is my contact for the risk that comes along with it,
Did you know she describes her brother as the best feminist,
Clearly this is a relationship issue and not a religious view
That′s besides the point,
Here’s my number
The Jesus Feminist.
Blessings and Bliss