Monday, June 9, 2014

For Strong Women


A strong woman is a woman in whose head
a voice is repeating, I told you so,
ugly, bad girl, bitch, nag, shrill, witch,
ballbuster, nobody will ever love you back,
why aren't you feminine, why aren't
you soft, why aren't you quiet, why
aren't you dead?

-Marge Piercy

Read the full poem here.

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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