© Don’t Exclude Me from Full Subjectivity

Rebellious Mimi

© Don’t Exclude Me from Full Subjectivity
and so from artistic ability, knowledge,
and sensibility; in doing so,
you relegate me to an egoless,
bodily impressionism!
I’m no Friedan or Steinem,
but I have fought
against the “value of a woman”
being dependant on her
“trading” her physical purity
to a man in exchange for
his assuming/taking some
life-long responsibility for her.
I battled locally and nationally
for women’s rights to qualify for
credit—addressed our right to
break free of social and
economic subservience so
we gained the same equality as
any male when time to purchase
an automobile or a house…
without the signature of a male.
I chaired the task force on
Publicity and Public Relations
in order to prevent and stop
women being used as a sexual objects
in advertising. My essay for women’s
right to find personal fulfillment
outside traditional roles was
published and read at educational symposiums.
I challenged sexism, fought for
free access to legal abortion,
believed women must have
a greater role in the political process,
and was part of a national task force
that analyzed and worked hard
to overcome the oppression of women.
Not every female wanted/wants to be
A June Cleaver Replicate. I fought for
your right to be able to think and
act like Mina Loy, to be
Today’s Renaissance Women
if that was what you wanted/still want.
Don’t exclude me from full subjectivity.

Mimi Wolske (American Writer, Painter, and Renaissance Woman)
All Rights Reserved