Okay my lovelies, tonight I am sharing a piece I wrote for a class with you. This poem was one I wrote for my creative writing class. It is meant to be a spoken word, but I think just reading it gets the main point across. As many of you have probably figured out by now, I am a huge feminist and often speak out about the struggles that can come with being a female. This poem highlights some of the day to day difficulties we, as women, face with societal expectations.
Being a girl is easy. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Don’t be too different, but don’t be basic.
If you don’t cover up, you’re a slut, but don’t cover too much, you prude.
Never put guys in the friendzone, but stop being a tease.
Don’t be too fat, but don’t be too thin.
Being a virgin is the worst, but having sex makes you a whore.
Don’t talk about wanting kids, but never say you don’t want them.
Wear makeup, but don’t wear so much that it makes you fake.
Don’t flirt with guys, but if you if you ignore them, you’re rude.
You can be smart, but not too smart.
If you’re emotional, they’ll say you’re PMSing, but it you’re stoic, you’re a bitch.
Don’t be boring and stay in, but don’t be a party girl and go out.
Stop being desperate for love, but make sure you don’t enjoy being single.
Don’t be too girly, but don’t be too manly.
Make your own money, but don’t be too successful.
Don’t be easy or sleazy, but stop playing hard to get.
Stop hating yourself, but don’t love yourself either.
See, being a girl is easy. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 17.
As you can see, we face a lot of paradoxes. Most of us hate them, but yet we all, boys and girls, help enforce them. We all play into ever single one of these paradoxes. We need to stop judging each other for everything little thing we do, and start focusing on accepting each other. Nobody’s completely nonjudgmental, but doesn’t hurt to try.