Each turn of the page represents both that which as been forgotten and that which is yet to be released. While this book is a rally cry for political action, it is also a celebration of wonder and longing and love.
|Publisher:||Write Bloody Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Their work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.
Read an Excerpt
To the Men Cat-Calling my Girlfriend
While I'm Walking Beside Her
One of the biggest perks to looking the way I do is
that I virtually never have to listen to someone like you
suck your own dick, out loud, while telling yourself
I am what you're swallowing.
How do you not know when
you open your mouth like that
you would use your mugshot
as your Ok Cupid photo? Fail.
Fail is what you do
every time you think you can
ace manhood without ever
showing up to class. I mean class
as in decency, as in common courtesy,
as in the opposite of
Let me get a look at that ass, Baby Doll!
Congratulations on being another dude
who bought his catcalls from Toys R Us.
You unoriginal hand-me-down of mediocrity.
biting your own balls in a swamp
of your mother's regret. Yes, I know
it's low to call even assholes names.
But any feminist who has ever taken
the high road will tell you
the highroad gets backed up, and sometimes
we need to take a detour straight through
the belly of uncensored rage.
Sometimes we get tired
of seeing people's humanity, when they
are outright refusing to show us
their humanity. And so far
all you've shown me is that
your voice box is a Rubix Cube
you couldn't get right, even if
you peeled the fucking stickers off.
I don't think you could get all sides
clear on why
you do not own the air. Or why
not everyone takes a bullet
as a compliment. And yes,
even Hey baby can spiral
like a bullet if it is aimed
at someone who is not, in fact, your baby.
If women have to play dead to walk by
your doorstep, you might want to
do some work on why a casket
turns you on. On why her flinch
and startle makes you think
you are in charge more than it makes
you realize you own power outage.
This city is dark with men blowing themselves
out. Men burying their own spines
in the weight of what they think
into the ditch. This city
is dark with men hiding their own
hearts like bloody gloves...