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Just because I love the outdoors,
With it’s hilltops and coastlines and woodlands and moors,
And I love the fresh air and the blue sunny skies,
Especially the clouds that silently drift on by,
Doesn’t mean I not female.

Just because I love being a scout,
With our campfires and hiking and laughing about,
And I always go camping in rain, snow or sun,
Because I love being outdoors and having lots of fun,
Doesn’t mean I’m not female.

Just because I’d rather stay at home watching Doctor Who,
Than go out shopping or partying with strangers like you,
And because I love Harry Potter with all of my heart,
And from these beloved fandoms I never want to part,
Doesn’t mean I’m not female.

Just because I spend my time reading historical fiction,
And painting model airplanes to fit accurate descriptions,
And I love learning about battles and wars,
Despite all of the murder, violence and gore,
Doesn’t mean I’m not female.

Just because I’d rather be playing tennis or cricket,
And would die to have a twenty one pilots concert ticket,
And I spend my summer holidays supporting my local sports teams,
Becuase I’ll only ever be able to join them in my dreams,
Doesn’t mean I’m not female.

Just because I hardly ever wear skirts or dresses,
And live in jeans, hoodies and converses,
And because I’m not afraid of what others think I look like,
When I wear sporty clothes when I go cycling on my bike,
Doesn’t mean I’m not female.

Just because I don’t bother applying loads of make up,
On to my face as soon as I wake up,
And I don’t bother straightening my wavy, messy hair,
Because I like it the way it is and I really don’t care,
Doesn’t mean I’m not female.

Just because I’m not your typical teenage girl,
And I like to be different to the rest of the world,
And I don’t fit these stereotypes which will never go away,
Because from these restrictions I dared to stray,
And stand out from the crowd and be unique,
Because I don’t want to be part of this type of clique,
Doesn’t mean I am not female.

Em. ๐Ÿ™‚

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15 thoughts on “//I am female too//

  1. This was so forthright and upfront a poem that it really clicks. Iโ€™m not a female, but what I do truly believe in is being yourself irrespective of the environment and circumstances โ€“ be the girl you want to be, Em!
    P.S. A quick word on introductions; I am Bhavya (yes, that is a guyโ€™s name), 16, completely visually impaired, from India. Do believe in equity and egalitarianism, but Iโ€™d say that I am a feminist too, simply because I am a die-heart fan of Emma Watson, and Emma started the HeForShe campaign, and I automatically become a part of almost anything Miss Watson initiates. XD Anyways, Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll be reading more of your writings in the future!
    P.P.S. Feel free to check out my own blog Hiking Across Horizons at https://bhavyashah125.wordpress.com, where I muse about disability, Model UN, general gibberish (yeah, indeed), and a lot of technical stuff that shall undoubtedly bore and boggle you.

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    1. I agree – everyone should have the opportunity to be themselves and be accepted for who they are regardless what their gender, race, orientation is etc. Thank you for you comment and nice to meet you Bhavya! Emma Watson is an inspiration! I shall check out your blog, I’d love to read more about Model UN – I’ll be studying politics at uni in September and I believe a lot of universities in the UK take part in Model UN. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. I wholeheartedly concur. Anyways, it is unfortunate that I haven’t filled the Model UN section of my blog as much as I would have liked to or had planned to, but remember that I’d be happy to help even otherwise in MUN preparation or related areas. Nice to meet you too, Em. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love this. Being a girl with a pixie cut, I’ve so many times gotten the “Aren’t you afraid to look like a boy/lesbian?” or something along the lines of “Now that you have short hair you should wear more makeup to look more feminine”. And I’m just like, no. Short hair doesn’t necessarily have to mean boy or lesbian, just like long hair isn’t solely for females.

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    1. Yes!! Exactly. I hate that certain hairstyles or clothing are stereotyped :/ but I’m glad you are happy with your hair – honestly I’d love to have a pixie cut, not sure how it would work out with my wavy hair but one day I will try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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