[I apologise for this late posting, was posted on my Facebook on time as I was on a train and unable to post here]
A black pissed off feminist lesbian
The patriarchy dressed up like Margaret Thatcher
FEMINIST: When you call me baby all I hear is
PATRIARCHY: I own you
F: When you call me sweetheart all I can hear is
P: I'm not threatened by you
F: When you call me doll all I hear is
P: I want to objectify you
F: When you tell me cheer up love it might never happen
P: I mean I'll make sure of it
F: Tell me to smile
P: my un-threatening little object
F: tell me to dress like a lady
P: My little docile pet
F: call me love
P: to cover up the oppression
F: tell me what I mean to say
Or what I'm trying to say
Or what I wish to say
P: I'm just being helpful
F: you're telling me to shut up
Both: Be pretty
P: but mainly shut up, you're so pretty when you're quiet
F: and so ugly when I'm not. What is an ugly woman? What is her worth? If she can't raise lust in the minds of your competitors what do you need her for? If she isn't likely to produce stunning offspring what is her purpose? You wouldn’t keep a slave that couldn't work. And you still think you own us.
P: if I don't then why do you behave like I do?
F: You don’t own me.
I shouldn't have to sing this tune to you but here you are, grabbing what's not yours.
Take your filthy paws off my silky drawers.
P: mmm silk
F: get your stubby fingers out of my reproductive organs
P: mmm pussy
F: but mostly get out of my head
P: mmm head
F: get out of my head when I ask for lower wages
Get out of my head when I feel like an imposter
Get out of my head when I seek approval through my looks
Get out of my head when I cross my legs
Get out of my head when I look down on women who have made other choices
Get out of my head
Get out of my head when I question a woman's integrity
Get out of my head when I compete with my sisters
Get out of my head when I tell a young girl she's pretty before I tell her she's clever
Get out of my head when I doubt myself
Get out of my head when I say to myself not to complain, it could be worse
Get out of my head
Takes an axe to Patriarchy's head but it doesn't budge
P: oh darling you're so cute when you're angry
Hi, this is a little experiment in writing, where I will write one short play (most of which will be awful) a day for the month of February. They're not polished, there are no rules, I just write them and post them. But I have to post one a day.