Some old, white dude in a coach’s uniform
Is mentoring me on how to act like a girl
But all I want is the pretty girl in the soccer uniform
To notice me for the boy that I am
Coach Chester peels the rape culture over my ears and says, “You’ll get used to it.”
Everyone laughs at the way he teaches me to hide the obvious
They laugh at my fierce resistance
Isn’t it funny how the old man dominates the sexes?
How he dismisses the only supporting woman of color time and again?
It’s such a fucking riot that white wealth is power!
You can be a boy later, he says
We’re trying to win a game here
A trophy in a case
A marriage in tact
And I have no voice for rebuttal
Just a sick obedience
And a muffled way of hearing
"All My Pretty Ones" Tour 2014 #rachelmckibbens #aireadeematthews
Excerpt from the interview I did with Autostraddle. I’m just really glad I got to get GEBO in there. Hoping it catches on :) I learned so many words tonight! We need all the words we can get.
LET ME SEE YOUR GEBO
I WANNA SEE YOUR GEBO