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This is the African Woman?

 

Do you know about the War against Women?

Do you know about the female infanticide because I am not male –Woman?

Do you know about the dowry deaths because I was not a virgin when I got married –Woman?

Do you know about the honour killings for perceived immoral behaviour,

Just because I was raped –Woman?

Do you know about the genital mutilation,

not even allowed to feel pleasure for the discipline of a man’s sexual desire –Woman?

 

Do you know about these Humans?

Do you know about the denied Motherhood,

to control the population of a nation not considered to be Human –Woman?

Do you know about the forced to reject contraception to counteract the loss of a nation,

wiped out for fighting against an inadequate education –Woman?

Do you know about the punishment as gender sub-ordination;

beaten, bruised and raped upon religious order, then perpetrated for her innocence

and left to find comfort in the very belief system that violated her-Woman?

Do you know about the raped for being relatives of a male political leader

even though I may not share the same views,

which you would never know because my voice (is muted) [said in whisper]- Woman?[said loud]

Yes, she said her voice is muted, this Woman!

 

Do you know about these Humans?

Do you know about the possessed, who was kissed, licked, caressed,

fucked & kicked out onto the street of hellous torment;

leaving her in a perpetual state of shame –Woman?

Do you know about the suffering from arthritis to put her son through university,

who then becomes her perpetrator because the system doesn’t recognize her existence,

even though she is his Mother –Woman?

Do you know about the crucified from conception because I am black, female, queer and an artist

cast out into justifying my existence

because this man wants to tell me that this not what it is to be a woman –Woman?

Do you know that she is completely unrecognized,

even though she is at the most risk of danger Human?

Do you know that I speaking the status of the black Woman?

The Black, brown, tanned, cocoa, chocolate sisters…

The kinky, afro, braided and dreadlocked hair sisters…

Do you know that I am speaking the status of the black Woman…?

I will ask now, forever more and again,

 

Do you know that this is the African Woman?

Do you know that this is the womb of man Woman?

Do you know that this is your fellow Human!

Do you know that this is the African Woman!

Christie FossilSoul van Zyl © 2013

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One comment on “This is the African Woman?

  1. Sweetnes
    12/08/2013

    Lovely!

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