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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Why I Think I'm a Feminist

Because I never thought they meant it when they said “no.”*
Because I don’t define myself according to the men in my life.
Because I think I can do anything I want to do.**
Because I got back on my bike after I was thrown off.
Because I’m tougher than the day is long.
Because my mom raised me right.
Because I’ve never thought being a woman was holding me back.
Because, despite periods, being a chick rocks.
Because it’s better than the other option.
Because I gotta be.
Because it’s cool.
Because I am too.

(*Um, the comments explain this one!
**With the right work ethic, of course.)