Featured Post: What we’re told not to talk about – Georgiann Carlson — Brave & Reckless

 

women aren’t allowed to tell the truth
about what happens to them
about their lives
about motherhood
about feeling trapped
raising kids
staying home
when they’d rather be out
living their own lives
about what men do to them
about how they feel
about inequality
about the never ending violence aimed at them
about hating the unfairness
they live with each day
women aren’t allowed to talk about
how insane the beauty industry is
and what they are expected to do
in order to stay young forever
how they disappear when they become older
how they are sometimes
forced to compete against each other
for men
in order to survive
women aren’t allowed to talk about
the way they are put down
for loving younger men
women aren’t allowed to talk about
the resentment they feel
when some men look at them
about how they are held back
lied to
overlooked
dismissed
unheard
underpaid
ignored
considered less
constantly labeled
left out of the decision making process
women aren’t allowed to talk
about having so much responsibility
when they want something else
they aren’t allowed to talk about
being thrust into the role of caregiver
or worrying about the safety
of their daughters
their children
about the insanity of life
about how men are destroying
the environment and
about the never ending killing
women are supposed to SHUT UP
and pretend as if everything is the way
it should be
when it’s NOT
Women aren’t supposed to talk

period

and if they do
they’re supposed to lie
because women are told not to talk
about anything that matters


I’m an artist, a writer, a vegetarian, an animal rights activist, and quite a few other things as well. I love books, cats, philosophy, good conversation, Chicago and the arts. So my blog is full of bits and pieces but it’s the bits and pieces that make life interesting to me. You can read more of my writing at Rethinking Life

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7 Responses to Featured Post: What we’re told not to talk about – Georgiann Carlson — Brave & Reckless

  1. “about how men are destroying
    the environment and
    about the never ending killing
    women are supposed to SHUT UP
    and pretend as if everything is the way
    it should be
    when it’s NOT
    Women aren’t supposed to talk

    period

    and if they do
    they’re supposed to lie
    because women are told not to talk
    about anything that matters”

    It’s true…
    Thank you for sharing. You’re not alone.

  2. m.caimbeul says:

    I just saw a video with doctors admitting how they don’t listen to or take women’s physical complaints seriously, now can you believe that. I was beyond shocked having been a medical engineer That is unacceptable.

    • Oh, definitely. A woman went to the hospital and said her IUD had moved and she was in horrible pain. They put her in psych ward where she died because her IUD had moved. All the medical standards are for men. Women die because they aren’t men but when they are treated, they are treated like men. Many doctors dismiss what women have to say, don’t take them seriously, or even listen to them. Many just think women are CRAZY, like a lot of men, and we die because of that. That’s why I write what I do. It’s all true. Men aren’t treated like women and don’t understand what it’s like to live this way.

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