War Machine Like 0 Twitter Jasmine Uitto Follow Feb. 28, 2017, 3:06 p.m. in Creative Views: 1118 Like us on facebook Have you ever noticed How some of the most powerful things, From great ships to destructive war machines Are referred to as “she”? And how women are compared to Black widows, Vipers, And the ever mysterious sirens of mythology? So why has society always told me I must be contained? That I must be clever, But not too clever; Pretty, but not so pretty As to intimidate. I’ve spent my life in a box too small for My being; My mind opening up and threatening To spill out of the corners and Flood my surroundings with Inappropriate opinions and loud observations. I was told that to be a woman was to be Weak; They said I fight like a girl, And I didn’t understand why that was an insult When I asked, all they said was “It just is”. And now, when someone tells me I fight like a girl, I say “Good, you should too.” Because a woman is a war machine And can destroy your fragile ego in a fraction of the time it took To tear ours down. As Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once said, “Well behaved women seldom make history.” So watch in awe as I Rewrite the rules of this war And fight it like a girl. Published by Jasmine Uitto Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Creative Tonight on the Write Stuff -- The One with RD Palmer Creative Mankind's Affinity for Failure - Pt. 1 Creative Mankind's Affinity for Failure - Pt. 2: H. G. Wells' "The Time Machine"