boys who'd be girls, who'd be boys, who'd be girls: create an image for these words

I copied this from a piece already adapted from a poem by Nancy R Smith, done by Crimethinc. Gender subversion kit #69-B. www.crimethinc.com

I find these words very powerful and honest so thought i’d share and invite your explorations.

I’m thinking that it would be a great for RBubblers to create either a visual or written piece that reflect these words, or takes a new interpretive direction.

Interpretations will allow us to move beyond the western construct or framework of gender, and also move beyond an exclusive male / female and boy / girl approach. Gender is diverse and is inclusive of intersexuality or transexuality ;)

There are no prizes, no judging and no winners. Also there are no other criteria other than your interpretation and I have very few censorship bones in my body. This is for you to explore for the joy of creating. I’ll keep this post active for 2 weeks maximum. I’m sure that’s plenty. If there’s limited response I’ll make it a week ;)

Once you have an image just add it here to this post. I will investigate how to add an image and let you all know. Unless someone knows that already and can share that info here.

Oh and feel free to post work or words you already have. However, this might inspire new works too. I hope so…

Cheers
Robert

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For every girl who is tired of acting weak when she is strong, there is a boy tired of appearing strong when he feels vulnerable.

For every boy who is burdened with the constant expectation of knowing everything, there is a girl tired of people not trusting her intellegence.

For every girl who is tired of being called over-sensitive, there is a boy who fears to be gentle, to weep.

For every boy for whome competition is the only way to prove his masculinity, there is a girl who is called unfeminine when she competes.

For every girl who throws out her e-z bake oven, there is a boy who wishes to find one.

For every boy struggling not to let advertising dictate his desires, there is a girl facing the ad industry’s attacks on her self-esteem.

For every girl who takes a step towards her liberation, there is a boy who finds the step to freedom a little easier.

boys who'd be girls, who'd be boys, who'd be girls: create an image for these words

Robert Knapman

Adelaide, Australia

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