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Mobilized for Mutiny (#timesup)

January 14, 2018
By BlondePoet GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
BlondePoet GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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We come from
the free bin
at garage sales,
from pink price stickers
fused to fetishized flesh;
we're labeled as
"yours for the taking"
– worth less
for the labia
between our
We are women –
worn down and written off
by large heads and
lecherous tongues.
We are warriors –
mobilized for mutiny,
wielding glass shards
scrounged from
broken ceilings
and distorted mirrors.
We are warlords –
owners of ourselves,
subservient to no one.
We will speak
when we aren't spoken to.

The author's comments:

This poem describes women banding together in a patriarchal world plagued by rape culture, sexism, and female objectification. I wrote this poem in response to the #metoo and #timesup movements. 

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