Commentary: I Am Not A Woman

This is not a post where I give my approval or disapproval to the issue of abortion. It is a post that I have been giving thought to since yesterday, Friday, morning.

I ask you not to infer one way or the other of where I may stand.

“I recognize no rights but human rights – I know nothing of men’s rights and women’s rights.” ―  Angela Grimke

I am not a woman. I do not have a vagina, nor breasts.

I am not a woman, I will never know the feelings of having a life within me and carry it for nine months. I am not a woman and therefore will never give birth, vaginal or cesarean. I am not a woman and will never breast feed an infant.

I am not a woman, so I will never have a fight with post-partum depression.

I am not a woman and thus I do not know the battle that is called a “period”. Nor will I experience menopause in my later in my life.

I am not a woman and I am physically and emotionally different.

I am not a woman and I see the world with a different pair of eyes.

So, to the men who may read this post, I hope you can understand why woman are hollering at the top of their lungs, “Hands of My Body”!

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