I'm a woman who knows what she wants. And i want justice. i want poetry. I want our society to grow to a point where the potentiality of women is appreciated. I want my cat to live forever. And right now, i would kill for a cup of tea.
last exam to go! History: revolutions.
Its funny, learning about communism in Russia and China and how brutal the society was that came out of it. But despite this, especially in China, they were way ahead of Western society in terms of womens rights. Really interesting. Mao caused so much death and pain, and suppression, but he granted women all these fundamental rights. I find it kind weird to learn about. How did a society so full of destruction and restriction deem to give women rights like this? it shoudnt make sense. I guess it might just be lost in translation somewhere between East and West. hmmm…..
Also, our history teacher who is a fabulous man, pointed out something. The very spelling of Histoty. His(story.) it so is too. the only time you hear about women is when they;re married to revolutionaries or famous men. Its frustrating. And the ones you do hear about are written so unforgivingly (for all i know they could have been aweful) but it seems odd. Dowager Empress Cixi and Jung Qing, Mao’s wife. maybe a bit backward, but the way historians write about them is so unforgiving.
Hmmm anyway! back to the books! ill be a free woman by Wednesday!
My paint skills, expressing how i feel in regards to History Revolutions revision. rather avant-garde i think,
I have my Literature Exam in two hours. I am rather nervous. BUT im fairly certain that i will get to spend at least half of it writing about one of the coolest Feminist poets ever: Gwen Harwood. (by the way, if anyone knows any feminist poets, message me! I want more!)
Anyway, Gwen Harwood is an Australian poet who wrote the bulk of her work in the 1950’s. as a housewife, her life was very much devoted to her children, but also to her poetry. She was critical of the institution of marriage and in particular the implications of theman ‘owning’ the woman. She also looked at religion, subverting the assumption that man was at the center of creation, placing instead mothers and their role of nurture. Her work is beautiful to read, even if you’re not into poetry. i wasnt until we studied her.
Feminist Poems to reccommend:
Wish me luck!
We about to get training to slay the Exam Beast. This is the downhill run kids! 3 weeks left of classes! BRING IT ON.