Typewriter Series #682as read by me,Tyler Knott Gregson
*When I wrote this one, I heard it in my head before I typed it on the typewriter. I needed to hear it read aloud, so I did. This is the first time I’ve ever read one of my own poems to post, and I hate the sound of my voice, so it will probably be the last. Nevertheless, this is more or less how I heard it when it wrote itself in my noggin.*
"I’ve had enough with white dudes trying to tell me how to live my life" —11 year old girl to her father, 2016 re: cleaning her room
it’s funny because women calling out sexism are like whining children
No, that’s not what’s meant by the joke. The joke asks you to imagine an actual 11 year old in 2016 misunderstanding and misusing the rhetoric and principles of feminism, which are reproduced in increasingly reductive ways, which might lead to a kid of the future conflating parental authority with male privilege and trying to use the echoes of very complicated Marxist analyses of power structures to get out of chores.