Tuesday, May 13, 2014

(He is offended)

He is offended
when misogyny is found
to be offensive.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thank You

Thanks to all of you who attended Women's Work this afternoon. Special thanks to Jessica, Joan, Randy and Rebecca for your support!

Sunday, May 04, 2014

You are invited!

I will be performing my poetry this Mother's Day at Nashville's eighth annual Women's Work festival. Come and enjoy an afternoon of original poetry and spoken word presented by wonderful women wordsmiths!

Sunday, May 11th, at 2:30 p.m.
Z. Alexander Looby Theater
Looby Branch Library
2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN

For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Tennessee Women's Theater Project online.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Miss Misogyny

What if we gave
patriarchy a breather
and placed women
at the helm
of the world --
mostly large, loud,
"girls' club" cronies
with inside connections
who view men
largely as pieces of meat --
regardless of their
intelligence, experience
or finely tuned talent --
who snicker to each other
when a man enters the room
and verbally rate his hair,
face, pecks, crotch,
rear-end, weight and
sense of fashion
as soon as he
leaves the room;
who value the
opinion of other women
over any man
nine times out of 10;
who, as a matter of course,
assume that women
deserve to be consulted
and considered before
any man's opinion is ever suffered;
who appreciate a
good-looking, fit, fashionable
man as a means to an end --
flirty ego booster,
Playgirl playmate,
sperm donor, or,
maybe, if he's lucky
and hot enough,
a trophy husband --
but who deem all
men who don't pass
"the pretty test"
as nothing more than potential
back-room assistants,
ghost writers
and support staff;
who openly mock and belittle
any man who gets
"emotional" after
being treated as less
than a woman or simply
a sex toy or merely
an annoyance
to be endured;
rude, harsh women
who -- no matter
what they look like --
are only interested in men
who look like
fashion plates,
models and personal trainers;
women who base
their opinions of
a man solely on numbers --
bust, waist and inseam --
women who dismiss
any man who challenges
them with a genuine
concern or thoughtful
comment or genius idea?

Oh, but wait!
That would be
wouldn't it?