dismantling double standards

I will never apologize for
my overly sympathetic nature
an excessive lipstick collection
the tendency to cry when moved
& no desire to ever go camping.
I will never believe the myth that
masculinity is strength &
femininity is weakness —
a false dichotomy that exists
because people let it.
I will never be silent so long as
women are belittled
for not being enough like men
& men are mocked
for showing emotions.

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7 thoughts on “dismantling double standards

  1. I’m so glad you will never apologize for being who you are, Samantha, because the world certainly needs more independent, free-thinking women such as yourself.

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