You keep asking even though we have been together for 200,000 years.
So I will answer you. Please write this down and keep it with you so that we can
Women want—above all else—our own agency.
Do you know agency? You do, but only for yourself.
Why do you insist that women came from inside of you, from your ribs or your
We came here the same as you. We are equal to you. We know this scares you.
Get over it.
Women want your acknowledgement and not your fear of our natural abilities
Yes, I said power.
Our power is different from yours. Our power starts out as life-giving; yours
does not. Stop over compensating for this.
We want you to stop squabbling the world over and thus stop sending our
children to die in war. There is no time that is a good time for a war, oil or no oil.
We are especially tired of men who have never served in a war sending our sons
out so easily to die and to torment.
We want you to be able to weep.
To transform and to not tear down.
We want peace.
These things, these are what women want.
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Apprentice Editor: Yaisa Nio / Editor: Catherine Monkman
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