Can’t help but coming back to these, after 2016 I had to do a lot of thinking about us as a species…
Inspired by all the things I have seen and heard after the US election a month or so ago.
I suppose one could see this as my entry in the debate that never seems to end.
Imagine that you are a young woman, walking through your neighborhood, the place you have lived for all of your life. Perhaps you’ve had moments when you haven’t felt completely safe, all women go through that now and then especially at night, but nothing you have experienced thus far prepared you for the man that suddenly walks up to you, slams your head into a nearby car and yells racial slurs at you, telling you that you don’t belong here.
This thing happened to a young woman in a suburb to Stockholm, Sweden this past Friday. What was her only crime?
She wore an Islamic headscarf, or hijab.
A poem with a bit more of a bite today. Honestly can’t tell what I prefer, essays or poetry as vehicles to express my political opinions.