In a field dominated by women you would think there would be an overflowing of empathy and compassion but instead there are the shrieking cries of "pick me."
Women who have tricked themselves into believing that if they inflict pain on their fellow sisters they will be spared the evils of a patriarchal system.
There is a unique cruelty when women perpetuate misogyny. It is in this evil that one can see the depths to which hatred of women has penetrated. Acts of violence performed by women against women.
Denial of worthiness. Propped up as vessels of life, unworthy of personhood. Required to act and speak and present ourselves in ways truly untethered from ourselves.
I am worthy of my life. I am not an inconvenience. I will never let them take me. I will not be quiet. I will not be silent. I will not be small. I will stoke the fire burning in my belly. I will feed the heat with the villainous words of those who would see me shrink.