The Passionate Woman and The Appeal of Partying

The Passionate Woman
The history of human art is the celebration of passionate women. Painting, literature, music, sculpture are (predominately) inspired by or created for passionate women.

Why, then, do we (generally) discourage women from being passionate? Girls are not supposed to be amorous. We have harsh names, that we readily use, for women like that. We wait, vigilant, ready to proclaim someone “Slut”, “Whore”, “Cheap”.

But why? Is there a sense that a woman who enjoys her body and uses her body is taking the easy way? That’s the easy, lazy way to get attention and get what you want.

However, if Plato is right (and he is), we are all in the cave, so our perspectives, especially our shared perspectives, are incorrect. What if the passionate woman was worth celebrating? Even necessary for thing to be as they ought?

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The Appeal of Partying (a pantoum)

Sometimes some teens talk about partying
by which they mean drinking
as though it were the ultimate way, the only way,
to experience fun

by which they mean drinking,
adults talk about their last party
to experience fun
and laugh about what they say they don’t remember doing

adults talk about their last party
and re-live their drinking as though it were an accomplishment
and laugh about what they say they don’t remember doing
and vow to never do it again

as though it were the ultimate way, the only way,
and re-live their drinking as though it were an accomplishment
and vow to never do it again
sometimes some teens talk about partying

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