Friday, June 01, 2007


As a child I would often play with my male cousins. I enjoyed playing most games with them. However, there where some games that I didn't like to play. I knew my place in these games and I did not appreciate it. "Why can't I have a gun?"
My protests where meet with, "because you're a girl."
You see their play was made more dramatic because they had someone to save. My job was to scream. I was the damsel in distress.
The message was clear: women are weak but don't worry because men will save them.
I bought into the message. It took me many years to open my eyes. Slowly ever so slowly I have.
Please read the words of my courageous friend:


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