Tag: women

Why I Kill Men

People ask me why I take pleasure in killing men. What is it about the crime that makes my toes curl, my eyes darken? Why do I enjoy taking their power away, the one thing that makes them men? Why do I crave their blood, feast on their pain, thirst their screams and their heartless,…

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A Woman, Like Me, Must Write

I’m aware of what they think of me. I’m aware of what they say. I’m used to the degradation, the belittlement, the constant criticism of my ways. I’m a woman of stature, but of course, men don’t like confident girls, girls who are too sure of themselves. Confidence is sexy to many, but a woman…

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We Don’t Need You

One of the worst things a man can do is underestimate the capabilities of a woman. Some men despise a woman’s ability to call them out on their bullshit. They shrink like little boys at a rally because their ego can’t handle the truth. But in order not to let the truth be told, they…

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I Did It Again

I did it again. One of the things I can’t seem to forgive myself for is how easy it is for men to fall romantically out of love for me. I use to believe that I was easy to love, harder to leave. But I was lied to. The truth is harder to hear. I…

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Don’t Underestimate My Intelligence

People underestimate my intelligence. Scratch that. People don’t underestimate my intelligence, men do. I’m way smarter than I actually seem, and it’s a shame when you underestimate my intellect, my various capabilities. It might surprise you that I’m actually quite aware of your indiscretions and your ability to manipulate certain pieces of myself to make…

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This is For Charity

He’s leaning against the doorframe of the bathroom with a loose tie around his neck, rolling up his sleeves as if anticipating work. He watches my fingers seductively pull my tights up around my propped up leg on the edge of the bathtub, and I stroke the fabric once it reaches my mid-thigh, snapping the…

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A Different Take on Patriarchy: “What is Wrong With Liking the Backstreet Boys?”

Patriarchy.  A word quite familiar and even uncanny to the eye. I’ve studied and written about patriarchy in college until practically my fingers bled, delved my mind in its definition, culture, and system, buried myself in its interconnection with our behaviors, decisions, and attitudes, discovered the definite affect it has in both sexual and romantic…

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It Happened to Me

I was in the dentist’s office today and I had to fill out some paperwork. The dental hygeniest looked at my paperwork and said that I did not look 54. I replied thank you . She then looked at my chart and said that I looked very young for someone who had a heart attack.…

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The Portrayal of Women in Netflix’s 365 Days is Disappointing but Unsurprising

Too often women have been characterized as femme fatales, dangerous temptresses and damsels in distress. Women such as Eve, Helen of Troy, Medusa are a few iconic examples that have appeared throughout (his)story. If a woman is not a “sinner,” a “whore,” or a “monster,” then she is represented as weak, fragile and eternally in…

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