[A guest entry by Althea Georgelas]
“I am ashamed that women are so simple
– Katherine, “The Taming of the Shrew”
A woman is made up of a body.
These bodies have created 2000 generations of the human race.
These bodies are smaller in size than other bodies.
Easier to take…
Do women own these bodies?
Can women protect these bodies?
“That which cannot be secured isn’t owned.”
Is this why some women want to be bigger?
Would power be equal if all bodies
Does it matter?
Stem cell research could allow women to one day
Women could engineer these bodies
to be equal in size and strength to any threat.
Would these bodies then be their own?
But maybe this divide would create two separate races entirely…equal in power.
And one would be pitted against the other…
Maybe these bodies could be engineered by others.
To be perfect.
A race of dolls.
One day the control of these bodies,
which has spanned the length of human history
will just stop.
And the daughters of these bodies will not bear this fear anymore.
This war was brought to OUR bodies.
We will teach our children well.
Known credits: Dying Amazon by Franz Von Stuck, Blond and Gagged by David Nestler, Illustration by John Copeland, Map of My Body by Tatiana Parcero, Men and Women Fighting by George Clair Tooker, Jr., The Broken Column by Frida Kahlo, Woman Tending her Spirit by Renee Rhodes.