Think about the first name you were ever called,
and then think how long it took until you got called a pussy
or a slut
or a bitch
or a whore
all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’
Think about the first time you got called a ‘girl’
and they said it with a sneer
like it was a bad thing.
For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse.
Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt.
They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out.
Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood.
We’re the ones who do the necessary work,
dirty our hands,
fuck or fight
We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target
as we slink close and sink our teeth in.
Remember, we’re deadly.
You should be proud to be called a girl."