Thursday, August 5, 2010
What's in a word?
What is a woman? I could never relate to that label, as a child or even now as an adult. Woman means so many things, so many things that have nothing to do with being a human being with female body parts. So yes, to me it is just a label. Women are either symbols of specific "qualities", good or bad, or mere objects created for the sole purpose of male entertainment.
How on earth could I relate to that? Even though I consider myself a feminist, it always came more from being someone who always stood up for the underdog than actually relating to my own gender. I never really connected to that word. I've always felt like an alien observing the humans (a psychic once told me that I was reincarnated from another dimension and that my purpose here was to "teach the humans", ha!)
Because in reality there is no such thing as a woman. The way society defines the word, I have never met a woman in my life.
There was that time, that wonderful but brief time, when you were a child and you were whole. You were considered an individual, a precious individual by the world. You had so much potential, the world was yours to explore. You hadn't yet developed that quality that robs you of your humanity...Womanhood.