Whore

10 Mar

I spent some time looking at much more eloquent and intelligent responses to International Women’s Day (http://www.weareequals.org/ http://www.girleffect.org/question  http://blog.sophianetwork.org.uk/2011/03/international-womens-day-celebrating-100-years.html) but here’s mine. 

I have been moved by so many stories of women around the world who choose to be victors not victims (http://www.halftheskymovement.org/).

Bought and sold

Possessed, owned

Never their own

Property.

Slavery

Never abolished

Never ending

Always prevailing.

A market

A meat market

Not far from Smithfields

Not far from anywhere

Round the corner

Next door

Whore.

Property, got to be,

Properly broken

Properly ground down

Dehumanised

Disguised

Hidden.

Yet the seeds are all around

Smutty remarks in the office

Slapping her arse in jest

Paid less

Worked more

Whore.

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One Response to “Whore”

  1. Kevin May 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    I like this. This is very stark, and very true. Thank you for writing it.

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