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Courtesy Paralysis - 13sep21



“Be seen and not heard.

Do as you’re told.

Don’t make a fuss.”


These are the lies

we are taught from childhood.

For patriarchy prefers us

docile and compliant.


But what have those traits to do

with survival, no less self-actualization?


Let us take to heart the example

of Princess Leia Organa;

who when the escape

of she and her inept rescuers was thwarted,


grabbed Luke Skywalker’s side-arm,

shouted “Somebody has to save our skins”

and blasted an escape route

right through the side of the corridor.


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with a simple

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