So you tell me because I’m a woman, I’m to dress a certain way, I shouldn’t leave little to the imagination, I should not tempt the other gender for they are controlled by what they see , lest I want to be harassed, and I would be blamed for dressing provocatively, everything -below my knee or I would be branded a whore , seems what I wear has become an invitation to be touched inappropriately or slandered.
So you tell me because I’m a woman, I’m to keep myself till marriage, you tell me virginity is my pride, you tell me I lose worth once defiled, I’m looked upon as promiscuous, you claim my husband would value me more if I was presented to him as pure. You tell me these but you do not tell same to your sons. The other gender is allowed to boast about his sexual prowess and number of females he has laid with but when I do the same, I’m met with stabbing stares and called – loose.
So you tell me because I’m a woman, my husband has the right to hit me, I’m to never talk back, never give out my opinion, never say no when he asks for my body, you tell me my place is at home, I shouldn’t dream big, a career wont make me a good wife nor a good mother, I’m to serve him, my job is to make babies, make him happy always , even at my expense, everything I do , I do for him.
But you forget to tell me because I’m a woman, I’m different, I’m unique, I’m versatile, you forget to tell me my worth cannot be gauged, I am allowed to dream as big as I want for I can be whatever I want to be. You forget to tell me me I am as important to my husband as he is to me, you forget to tell me what I put on doesn’t define me, neither does it give anyone the right to disrespect me. I am extraordinary, I birth life, I am no less important. My value is unmatched. Now I know.
Do not lower your worth.