More than money, I wanted peace.
More than attention, I wanted respect.
More than being right, I wanted to be understood.
More than looking beautiful, I wanted to feel happy.
More than seem strong, I wanted to feel courageous.
More than being given things, I wanted to be gifted time.
More than being approved, I wanted to be authentic.
More than entertaining, I wanted to heal.
More than being asked about myself, I wanted to know more about you.
More than having fun, I wanted to build memories.
More than sharing sex, I wanted intimacy.
More than being demanding, I wanted to find solutions.
More than accepting others’ ideas as my own, I wanted to question.
More than comforting others, I wanted to speak the truth.
More than knowledge, I wanted a clear mind.
More than being a woman, I wanted to be a human.
Women in our society are expected to be small and secondary, questioning nothing and being submissive to the authority that is generally portrayed by her male.
When women are emotionally expressive, it’s threatening. Not only to one individual, but to a whole structure.
When women dare to have choices or complaints, they are reduced to a painful silence by most of the factors that evolve in our society.
Even if we have come far as species, misogynism is still deeply rooted in so many cultures. Men are being raised with the idea that their opinion must be valued, and considered over a woman’s opinion even though the truth can be held by any of the two individuals.
A woman is not to be looked down upon, but it is to be cherished and kept under a protective arm.
We are equaled in front of the Divine, sustaining a world together.
While the male is building a structure, the female is there to sustain its growth, nurturing his fatigued body.
We are equally deserving, worthy of love and admiration, yearning for the same worldly things, paining because of the same life tragedies.
Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby… If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you smile at her, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit!
Erick S. Gray
Woman me up!