Category Archives: feminism

On Exercising Empathy

I would like to try a little exercise with you. I would like you to try on some shoes. Most of them won’t fit, they’ll be too small but putting aside practicalities for a moment we can metaphorically slip them … Continue reading

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The Gap In The Writing

The welcome depth in white Pulls on the strings Tugging until sleep bellows And if the heart wants What the heart wants Why can’t mine decide It’ll laugh a little And sit back on haunches Sprung A potential energy In … Continue reading

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It Was Not

It was not the bottle of wine Who turned me over in bed And forced entry It was not my high heeled shoes Who groped my breasts Without warning It was not my eyeliner Who stuck its tongue In my … Continue reading

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Woman The Verb

I am something to do A thing that is done Do her I did her I had her I am dispensable I am used I chucked her I binned her I dumped her I am a verb I am a … Continue reading

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Never Isolated

Isolated And you think of an island Which no man is You think of being cut off As so many women are Unreachable At sea But that it were It never is The isolated myth It happens every day It’s … Continue reading

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Can you hear the Sirens coming?

When the siren rang out I didn’t hear it Couldn’t possibly hear It was stifled by the blinkers and the head in the clouds The alarm bells that were ringing from the day I stepped into the world Didn’t hear the hate … Continue reading

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Where is the love?

When I see the horses standing by the railway line on my commute, I see beauty, majesty, the sheen on a coat glossy in the morning light. I do not think, “its coat is too brown, it’s legs too spindly, … Continue reading

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