Be A Lady

Recently, the video narrated by Cynthia Nixon entitled ‘Be a Lady They Said’ has been circulating amongst my friends. It highlights the contradictory messages we as women receive from society, the media, our partners, basically everyone.

I had actually written this poem last month, feeling like throughout my life I’ve been told I’m too this or too that, not enough this not enough that. It’s similar to the sentiment in the video which makes me feel a sense of solidarity with women, that I’m not the only one who feels this way.

But where does that leave us? Acknowledging there’s a problem, commiserating and then things staying the same?

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