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.