Mikaylah Griffin

AT ONLY 14 YEARS OLD, THE POET MIKAYLAH GRIFFIN, HAS AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH WOMEN GO THROUGH!

Mikaylah Griffin
AT ONLY 14 YEARS OLD, THE POET MIKAYLAH GRIFFIN, HAS AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH WOMEN GO THROUGH!

The Modern Woman

The modern woman fears

Wearing short shorts

Having a baby she can't abort.

Wearing too much lipstick,

Becoming a statistic.

Walking near a group of men

Being asked if she could “bring a friend.”

Putting a cup down at a bar,

Being whistled at by passing cars.

Showing her shoulders and breaking dress code,

Or being told she's a prude because there isn't a leg shown.

Being told she isn't gay but needs to “find the right man”.

Expressing her ideas because no one else will understand.

Being called in after hours to “talk” to her boss

And scared to deny him because her job will be lost.

Being objectified to the point where she's a body and no longer a being.

Or getting harassed beyond words

But rape culture shames her into not speaking.

Or not being able to feed her child in public because of the over sexualization of her chest.

Or being considered less of a woman because cancer forced her to cut off her breasts.

Or trying to take a stand and not being taken serious

Because “she's probably just worked up and on her period”.

Or showing her religion by wearing a headress

And getting it snatched and being called a terrorist. 

Or not ‘snapping back’

After pushing another human out of her body.

Or being told she shouldn't love herself because she's deemed shaped oddly.

Or not fitting ideals

And being driven to get silicon stuffed in her and being told

“she isn't real”.

Showing her real self and being called boring 

Getting weaves because she hates her culture and wants to look foreign.

Or wearing her hair natural because 

Then she is unprofessional and isn’t trying to look presentable.

Or her love for women being fetishized 

Or gaining a little weight and being told she needs to exercise.

Or getting an eating disorder and it not being valid 

And her being told that she just wants attention and is being dramatic.

The modern women 

She fears.