We Are Not "Too Much" (A Poem for Women)
We Are Not "Too Much" (A Poem for Women)
By Koromone Koroye / medium.com
May 4, 2016

Woman (wo͝om′ən)

Defined as:

Female

Mother

Wife

Sister

Daughter

Aunty

Grandmother

Cook

Nurturer

Helper

Second rib

Seductress

Object

Unequal

Feminist


Woman (wo͝om′ən)

Defined by:

Breasts

Body

Choice of clothing

Sex

Number of partners

Purity

Weight

Height

Skin Color

Hair.


Woman (wo͝om′ən)

Also defined as:

“Too Much”:

Too dark

Too light

Too sexual

Too pure

Too prudish.

“You smile with too much teeth.”
“Your voice is too loud.”
“You laugh too loud.”
“You are showing too much skin.”
“You dance too much.”
“You laugh too much. No one is this happy everyday.”
“Your skirt is too short, pull it down.”
“You are too available.” [Men don’t like that.]
“You flirt too much.”
“You hair is too nappy. You need a perm.”
“You are too dark. You need to lighten your skin.”
“You look too light. Are you bleaching?”
“You are too fat. Eat less.”
“You are too skinny. Do you eat at all?”
“You are too much woman. Where did your hips come from?”
“You are too plain. You need more makeup.”
“You have too much makeup on.” [Men don’t like that.]
“You go to church too much.”
“You are too social. [Men don’t like that.] Stay at home for once.”
“You are too opinionated.” [Men don’t like that.]
“You are too anti-social. Go out. Meet new people. Men like outgoing women.”
“You are too unavailable. Don’t you want to get married?”
“You are too much of a feminist.” [Men don’t like that.]

Woman (wo͝om′ən)

You are not too much.

I am not too much.

We are just enough. Not for anyone else, but ourselves.

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