My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. My Instagram is @kjcongothree. My inmate number is ND7568. This Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines.
The title of this piece is “Women’s History Month:” Societal Hypocrisy.”
First of all, happy Women’s History Month to all the women. This Women’s History Month of 2023, I’m calling out societal hypocrisy. How can society praise the weary women that they’re subordinating?
This civilization teaches woman to measure their personal importance, their personal worth, and their personal satisfaction in terms of their physical appearance. They teach woman to prize relationships with men whom they’re supposed to attract with their physical beauty. Innocent women being taught wicked expectations of how to look and how to behave.
These rules, norms, and behaviors are not produced by us the people, but they’re created by some elitists. They associate our daughters, sisters, and mothers with passitivity and subordination. How can they stand up and praise women at the same time they demand them to embrace specific roles and attitudes that confine them to social inferiority?
These social restraints come from low-down patriarchal traditionalism. Men hold a disproportionate share of managerial and executive positions and hold a disproportional share of political offices. Men hold a disproportionate share of social resources. It seems as if men hold a disproportionate share of everything.
Then they jump up to your face and tell you “Happy Women’s History Month!” How can they tell you to be happy after placing you in an unequal position of wealth, power, and privilege? The fight for women’s rights is the fight for human freedom. This Women’s History Month, I’m calling up societal hypocrisy.
This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines. Thank y’all, all power to the people.
These commentaries are recorded by Prison Radio.