Let me be the beta male
or, better yet,
because there is
a great strength in softness,
a seismic power in nurturance,
and a mighty force in empathy.
Huge credit to Everything, Everywhere All At Once and Pop Culture Detective’s analysis of it for helping me see this more deeply.
“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”-Gloria Steinem
“Your life doesn’t need to have any dicks in it to be rich and fulfilling.”-me
This poem is an excerpt from a series of poems about dreams of preventing and healing trauma and creating a better culture around sexuality.
My deepest sex dream
is that one day
we will create a world
in which it is safe for
women and girls
to discover and explore
values women with smaller bodies
over women with bigger ones.
it values women with quieter opinions
over women with louder ones.
What does it say about a culture
when its image of the ideal woman
is one who disappears?
Reference/credit: This poem is a paraphrase of one of Glennon Doyle‘s ideas.