I still remember the visceral pleasure it gave me when I first heard Meredith Brooks:
“I’m a Bitch, I’m a lover, I’m a child, I’m a mother, I’m a sinner, I’m a saint. I do not feel ashamed. I’m your help, I’m your tease, I’m nothing in between, you know you wouldn’t want it any other way...”
“So take me as I am,This may mean you’ll have to be a stronger man,”
And this about sums up the consistent re-emerging of the feminine perspective in modern society.
If you're not a "Lover," you're a bitch.
Turtling like a ground-hog named Bill Murray, how many #metoo moments do we need in Canada?
Online women and men alike can recognize the advances and the advantages to equality and yet in the real world, nothing is changing. A society, it's government, to be truly democratic or representative in any fashion, must behave in a way congruous with the people that live in it. I mean, I'm Acadienne so I'm not opposed to a little Revolution here and there.
As a single working mother, I wasn’t raising my daughter, I was outsourcing her. Between school, daycare, or afterschool care, I barely knew my kid before I got injured. Since I got injured it has been difficult to balance all the things I'm responsible for and I was failing my kid. And I refuse to do that anymore.
Being a powerful feminist means not being afraid to hold ground, even if I can never expect to afford owning my own. Even if student debt is piled onto me, I want my daughter to know that digits on a page cannot define you, nor can anyone outside your own mind.
There are three games in a woman’s life if you go along with colonial rules:
the race of youth immortalized in "The Virgin Mary"
The distraction of family, depicted by "Mary the Mother of Christ," and then
The slow disintegration into elder female or sub-monarch, as per Mary at the foot of the cross of Christ at his crucifixion.
But there are so many beautiful alternatives, including female canine deities anyone can feel inspired by... Here's a few to entertain...
So what’s the problem?
Is the backlog of reaction from Canadians real due to public dismay or do you think it is deliberately over-funded to stall human rights?
It’s the tale older than time: people benefit from your prejudice.
You can call yourself a "men's rights activist" but you're not and you're not fooling Canadians. You’re not a traditionalist or “Conservative,” you’re a sexist piece of trash everyone hates listening to at social gatherings. Could you learn to expand past your own ignorances please?
Also, the triple goddess is a real concept borrowed from Indigenous European Beliefs from Pre-Christian times. If you're going to be sexist, could you at least not appropriate that shit and try to mansplain it back to me?