Do they have access to sunshine and Vitamin D? All of these women whose skin the sun doesn’t see?
I won’t be a victim – I ‘ll take the controls dig my own ditches or explore a new road.
My clothes have shrunk
No – I do not lie!
It’s not all that cake and apple pie…
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 27 – It’s cuddly dog and happy face and we have to look our best, hair always neat and in place. Skirt around what’s going down because talking like it’s okay can turn things around.
This chapter was inspired by a wonderful book on positivity – ‘I’m OK – You’re OK’ by Thomas A Harris, MD.
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 26 – As I mentioned in Chapter 24, Microwave Madam had begun practising sovereignty. This meant unlearning ideas that make women think that running on empty is ok. And learning that support is a two-way street.
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 25 – They wanted their stuff. And their ideas. Even if they didn’t work anymore because life and lifestyles had changed so much.
Will you accept your role and the part that you played, all those years that you looked away, pretended that all was well and things were okay, even though you knew she lived with fear each night and day?
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 24 – Microwave Madam learns new skills.
Practising. Some steps forward. Pushback. . .
They want to know when we’re happy but not when we’re sad
when we’re laughing out loud but not when we’re mad.
Express our feelings and they close their minds
would no more conversations really make them feel fine?
Book Review – Marie Kondo talks about the impact of tidying and ideas that keep spaces clutter free and remove the need for heavy daily tidying and cleaning. Reading it helped me as it was like meeting a like-minded soul even though I’m not yet as organized as the author appears to be, and might never get there.