And the Hey, Boo tickets go to…

Caterina Gironda, who sent in this lovely poem:

I want to tell you that I am woman,
Because I feel my womb swell once a month,
And bleed with the promise to produce a new life.
I want to tell you that I am woman,
Because I recall when my hymen bled like a head wound
with the first thrust of a man.
But I am sorry, Ms. Steinem,
I no longer know what woman and man even means.
I no longer know what brings us together and who we feminist against.
I no longer can shelter us under one umbrella,
Can find a rallying cry to bring us out to march,
Can glance in solidarity at a sister survivor.
For I have met too many who resist our definitions,
Who wear a different body, and don a different voice,
But who am I to say the she is not a woman,
Who am I, anyway?

Caterina has won two tickets to next week’s screening of Hey, Boo, the documentary about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, at the Paley Center. Other winners will be contacted by email. Thanks to everyone who entered!

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

Read more about Chloe

Join the Conversation

  • http://feministing.com/members/jlw28/ Jenn

    That’s a great poem!
    And a pretty great prize, too! :)

  • http://feministing.com/members/itsaspider/ Rachelle T

    Such a strong poem. It seems sad, but still beautiful and powerful.

  • http://feministing.com/members/alicia/ Alicia

    I normally do not like poetry, but I found this to be very moving.