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Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:31 PM

"I swear it to you on my common woman's head, the common woman is as common as ~

"I swear it to you on my common woman's head, the common woman is as common as a common loaf of bread -- and will rise"

Borrowed from seabeyonds sig line.

To illustrate~

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"Dear America - Fuck You" Love - A Black Woman In America who knows PRECISELY what you are

Borrowed from JustAnotherGen's sig line.

To illustrate~

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Borrowed from BainsBane's sig line.

To illustrate~



NEVER ASSume what my intent is with any post on DU. You are NOT a mind-reader. ASK me before you ATTACK me! I don't tolerate abuse or harassment. Republicans who *think* they're in disguise here or knuckle-dragging, chest-beating, woman-hating, gungeon-dwelling apes are particularly likely to be ignored/blocked by me.

Borrowed from Triana's sig line. Whoosh. Woman, I never read this, your sig. So AWESME! Thank You!

To illustrate~


Still We rise.

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In the end~

I see you~

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I see you~

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We see you~





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Reply "I swear it to you on my common woman's head, the common woman is as common as ~ (Original post)
sheshe2 Jan 2015 OP
giftedgirl77 Jan 2015 #1
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #15
seabeyond Jan 2015 #2
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #5
brer cat Jan 2015 #3
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #16
niyad Jan 2015 #4
Iliyah Jan 2015 #6
Cha Jan 2015 #7
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #9
Cha Jan 2015 #10
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #12
ismnotwasm Jan 2015 #8
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #11
ismnotwasm Jan 2015 #13
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #14
Name removed Jan 2015 #17
jwirr Jan 2015 #18
F4lconF16 Jan 2015 #19
Cha Jan 2015 #20
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #21
nomorenomore08 Jan 2015 #22
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #23
eridani Jan 2015 #24
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #25
gwheezie Jan 2015 #26
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #28
guillaumeb Jan 2015 #27

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:38 PM

1. K&R

 

Beautiful post SheShe2...

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 01:16 AM

15. Thank you gifted girl~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:05 PM

2. clearly.

 

we see, .... clearly. hence, all the fear, and rage, and hostility and hate.

we see.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:56 PM

5. we see, sea~ clearly.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:55 PM

3. Beautiful, sheshe.

Thank you! K&R

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Response to brer cat (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 01:22 AM

16. brer~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:55 PM

4. k and r and thank you for those beautiful images.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 11:17 PM

6. K & R!!!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 11:18 PM

7. Stunning Images to illustrate the beauty and soul of Women who will not be held down, she..thank you





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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 11:33 PM

9. And~

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 11:46 PM

12. Yes Cha.

Yes.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 11:20 PM

8. BIG kick and Recommend

Absolutely stunning.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 11:44 PM

11. Hmmm~

posted this before. the pics at the link are broken.


Women, oh yes we are.

We are proud and strong and fearless.

We have been humiliated and hurt, sometimes grievously. We have been beaten both physically and verbally. Our rights over our bodies are being taken away from us. We have been told our voice does not matter, that our voice is shrill and hurts some sensitive ears. Aaaah, such sensitive ears, so sorry that the truth hurts.

Yet in the end, we rise. We will not be beaten. We are gaining strength and our fathers our brothers our sons and our friends have our backs. The color of ones skin does not matter here, it is for every woman that we stand for. We have each others backs.

What matters is that we all stand together, we all rise together. If one group is denied equality then every single one of us will lose our integrity and our humanity.

Let's Break that Chain! All of us it is time to stand up and be heard. We have your back and you have ours!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024805722

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 12:02 AM

13. I love that poem

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 12:21 AM

14. It is beautiful and ~in a sense calming.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 10:40 AM

18. Great art. Thank you SheShe.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 12:17 PM

19. Love the last two--stunning.

Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

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Fri Jan 30, 2015, 12:19 AM

20. Under the Brooklyn Bridge, she..


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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 12:42 AM

21. Magnitficent Cha.



Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 10:06 PM

22. "You are NOT a mind-reader. ASK me before you ATTACK me!"

There's a large chunk of DU that needs this advice IMO.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 12:00 AM

23. Boom!



take a bow~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 03:52 AM

24. The Common Woman poems are by Judy Grahn. Check her out.

http://www.judygrahn.org/

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237422

III. Nadine, resting on her neighbor’s stoop

She holds things together, collects bail,
makes the landlord patch the largest holes.
At the Sunday social she would spike
every drink, and offer you half of what she knows,
which is plenty. She pokes at the ruins of the city
like an armored tank; but she thinks
of herself as a ripsaw cutting through
knots in wood. Her sentences come out
like thick pine shanks
and her big hands fill the air like smoke.
She’s a mud-chinked cabin in the slums,
sitting on the doorstep counting
rats and raising 15 children,
half of them her own. The neighborhood
would burn itself out without her;
one of these days she’ll strike the spark herself.
She’s made of grease
and metal, with a hard head
that makes the men around her seem frail.
The common woman is as common as
a nail.

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Response to eridani (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 12:44 PM

25. Bookmarking, thank you eridani.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 12:51 PM

26. Thank you

I was feeling a little frayed around the edges, fearful of completely unraveling and the images, poems and posts are like a thread pulling it all back together.

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Response to gwheezie (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 10:00 PM

28. you are welcome gwheezie.

so glad it helped.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 12:56 PM

27. great photos

My youngest daughter is a dancer. Those photos really resonate, but all the photos and text in this thread are great. When people feel the need to insult others, on this site or elsewhere, do they act from anger, or fear, or what?
It is really hard to listen when you are screaming at someone.
I do not want to live in a world where everyone looks, acts, and thinks like me. (Even if I am always right.)
Peace be upon you

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