*fans self* lawd have mercy
OMG MAGNUM I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT MAGNUM
If I ever have a daughter I vow to never treat her differently,
Than a body and soul of nothing less than great wonder and mystery.
See the moment you were born dear you were nothing but ordinary.
You had the same rights as a man but different organs in those same diapers.
But you reach a point love when the difference becomes visible.
The curves on your body baby girl they spell incredible.
But does this justify how they objectify you in a manner so horrible?
Never pay attention to what they say it’s your mind that’s the most valuable.
Never let someone convince you you’re not an equal.
In a country where just walking on the street is an everyday struggle.
In a country where sexism is a part of everyday life.
and you’ll ask me why the guy in your class said
"It’s okay if you girls fail this class you’ll just end up being some successful man’s wife."
Why is it that success is always related to men?
Why does it come as a surprise if a woman has ambitions and aspirations?
It’s true that a man is expected to provide but a woman nourishes and raises nations.
Why do they feel threatened by a powerful woman that can stand on her own?
Why is it their natural instinct to try to bring her down?
& You wonder why feminism exists and why Medusa turns men into stone
& Why Sirens seduce men to an island and leave them to drown
It’s because dear you possess a power they will never understand.
So they try to control you claiming it’s just respect they demand.
You must always lower your gaze but it’s always acceptable for them to stare.
For you were made solely to give birth and entertain.. who said life had to be fair?
If I ever have a daughter it will be at a time when none of this needs to ever be told
When we’re no longer living in a male dominated world
where freedom is not a right but a privilege we had to fight for
I will remind her everyday that’s she’s not just a woman but much more
that she’s not just a body she’s a mind and a heart and a soul
If I ever have a daughter I don’t promise to tell her all about love
but I promise to tell her that her body is her own to protect
but her heart is far more important to guard
because eventually scars fade away
but emptiness lasts a lifetime
once they break their promise to stay
even if they tell you right from the very start
that not in a million years would they ever break your heart
but you need to understand that for people to grow up they need to grow apart
and if she ever asks me what love is
All I’ll simply say is this
That it’s not love if it’s not effortless
it’s not the kiss it’s not a caress
Love infatuation and lust are different things
If he gives you a false sense of security
please don’t confuse it with love
If he values fun more than maturity
then please don’t confuse it with love
Loneliness is not reason enough for you to fall
& if you ever feel like you don’t belong then please recall
that if you ever feel like talking you know how to find my door
I know that now you’re old enough to realise
that the world isn’t made of pretty ponies and butterflies
Now you hold the remote control in your hand and skip all your favourite cartoon channels
and replace them with the shows about the perfect plastic girls
and what about those magazines I found on your bedroom floor
telling you if you’re not a certain size that boy will not adore
your outside or what’s inside let me tell you just once more
the key to happiness is a clear conscience and confidence
&& I’ll repeat it a thousand times just as I have before
you are not defined by your weight or the size of your waist
but you live in a world that accepts a womanizer but not a womanist
that as long as you are a woman you are not an equal
that as long as you are black you are not capable
and being both I can not think of a reason more to prove them wrong
and being both I think is what makes us strong