Anyway, check out this great book from American Poets Project, which accumulates poems from the WOMEN's MOVEMENT like a tampon accumulates sweet earthmother blood. Read this poem from the collection, edited by honor moore (cool use of no-caps!)
Spot the conceit! I REALLY like this poem, but don't you think, equally she could, like, NOT wear the dress? And personally, I don't run unless I'm being chased. Maybe that's the point of the poem? I mean, she's obviously not out jogging or she'd tell the MAN (aka reader) to wear tracksuit bottoms and comfy shoes. Oh dear! Exegesis crisis!
An Answer to a Man’s Question,
“What Can I Do About Women’s Liberation?”
by Susan Griffin
Wear a dress.
Wear a dress that you made yourself, or bought in a
Wear a dress and underneath the dress wear elastic,
your hips, and underneath your nipples.
Wear a dress and underneath the dress wear a sanitary
Wear a dress and wear sling-back, high-heeled shoes.
Wear a dress, with elastic and a sanitary napkin
and sling-back shoes on your feet, and walk down
Wear a dress, with elastic and a sanitary napkin and sling-
back shoes on Telegraph Avenue and try to run