To Be A Woman Is Not A Crime.

Stephanie C. Odili
Aug 20, 2019 · 2 min read
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To be a woman is not a crime.

To bleed monthly and soil my clothes, body or wherever as a woman is not a crime.

To have hair in our underarm, on our face, chin, neck, nipples, chest, arms, legs, vagina and butt hole is not a crime.

To be a woman of color is not a crime.

To be a woman who wants autonomy over her body, choices, and life is not a crime.

To refuse to cover my hair is not a crime.

To refuse you as a man is not a crime.

To refuse your suppressive culture and religious practices is not a crime.

To be a woman who doesn't want you to love her and does not want your advances is not a crime.

To be a sexual woman is not a crime

To be a woman that loves another woman is not a crime.

I am a woman, and I not a crime.

What is a crime is your subjugation, suppression, and subdual of our voices, bodies, and lives.


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