A Tribute to Womanhood

Welcome to "I Am Woman"...a tribute to all those women who had the courage and perseverance to stand up and fight for their rights. Thanks to those who came before us we enjoy a freedom unknown to women not too long ago. But, sadly, in many parts of the world, women continue to be repressed. In fact, even in this country there are women living today under the threat of violence...completely controlled by a violent spouse. Some may make it; others won't. Hopefully, one day ALL women will be free. May that day come soon.


Locked Inside

She beats upon her bolted door,
With faint weak hands;
Drearily walks the narrow floor;
Sullenly sits, blank walls before;
Despairing stands.

Life calls her, Duty, Pleasure, Gain–
Her dreams respond;
But the blank daylights wax and wane,
Dull peace, sharp agony, slow pain–
No hope beyond.

Till she comes a thought! She lifts her head,
The world grows wide!
A voice–as if clear words were said–
"Your door, O long imprisonéd,
Is locked inside!"

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

1 comment:

  1. Time to escape? I read a book once about a high ranked Moroccan family imprisoned after the patriarch was executed ... and how they literally scraped themselves out the prison walls in millimeter by on millimeter via a metal spoon ... it took them months/ years ... but they did it ... sorry I don't remember the title of the book as sumtimes blockin out certain things works for a while ... anyway ... awesome post ... friend woman ... smiles ... Love, cat.