"Malechildren get in the way" Poem

Title

"Malechildren get in the way" Poem

Subject

Feminism, Lesbian culture, Poetry

Description

A poem written by Susan Sojourner on her thoughts towards lesbian-feminist separatism against mothers who have sons.

Source

Susan Hasalo Sojourner Collection, M539, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Date

1978-06-22

Rights

Copyright not evaluated.

Format

Image/gif

Language

En

Type

Text

Original Format

Typed poem

Files

Typed poem<br />
<br />
Malechildren get in the way<br />
of serious feminists<br />
especially lesbian-feminists:<br />
(line break)<br />
I get depressed <br />
when I think of the future.<br />
<br />
I get depressed <br />
when I think.<br />
<br />
I get depressed.<br />
<br />
Today with my baby<br />
I realize that<br />
Tomorrow and tomorrow<br />
he'll be bigger and bigger, <br />
more manly every day...<br />
<br />
the enemy.<br />
<br />
NO!<br />
<br />
a greek tragedy<br />
in a 1978 world.<br />
<br />
clytemnestra mama susan (sojourner)<br />
22 june 1978

Citation

“"Malechildren get in the way" Poem,” Online Exhibits at Southern Miss, accessed July 14, 2024, https://usmspecialcollections.omeka.net/items/show/368.

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