Race, Class, and Gender in the United States., Part V., Many Voices, Many Lives: Some Consequences of Racial, Gender, And Class Inequality. Article 17. "With No Immediate Cause"Ã¯Â¿Â½ by Ntozake Shange, p.334.
"every 3 minutes a women is beaten, every five minutes a women is raped/ every ten minutes a lil girl is molested yet i rode the subway today i sat next to an old man who may have beaten his old wife 3 minuets ago or 3 days/30 years ago he might have sodomized his daughter but i sat there cuz the young men on the train might beat some young women later in the day of tomorrow i might not shut my door fast enuf/ push hard enuf every 3 minutes it happens some women's innocence rushes to her cheeks/ pours from her mouth"ÃÂ¦every 3 minutes every 5 minutes every 10 minutes everyday women's bodies are found in alleys & bedrooms/ at the top of stairs before i ride the subway/ buy a paper/ drink coffee/ i must know/ have you hurt a women today did you beat a women today throw a child against a room are the lil girl's panties in yr pocket did you hurt a women today.
i have to ask these obscene questions the authorities require me to establish immediate cause every three minutes every five minutes every ten minutes every day."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Race, Class, and Gender in the United States., Part V., Many Voices, Many Lives: Some Consequences of Racial, Gender, And Class Inequality. Article 18. "When The Street Harassment Gets Nasty"Ã¯Â¿Â½ by Teresa Yunker, p. 336.
"Hey, babee! Hot lookin' chick man! Whoa-ee! Why dontcha wear somethin' tight?' "ÃÂFuck off!' I screamed, whirling around to face them. "ÃÂDamn,' said the oldest, "ÃÂcan't say nothin' to women no...