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The Female of the Species

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(Found this “Crying Skeletons with violins and fly” picture when researching freak shows- it has nothing to do with the story really – but too odd not to share!)


Step right up, see the stupendously strange, this morbid monstrosity, this modern marvel,  freakishly feminist, wickedly weird wonder – an independent woman!  She is free to go where she pleases, think her own critical thoughts, pay her own way, choose to take care of herself as well as others – be amazed, be very amazed – as the Cirque de Soul Food presents  – the fabulous female of the species, Freya!


Perhaps she suffered as a child from her father, and older brother, or maybe she just thought she could have higher aspirations than being an extension of her male counterpart.  Whatever her sad story, here she is – in the flesh – right before your very eyes she will say shocking statements such as, “You don’t need a man to do this job – you just need a flathead screwdriver!”  or “Poverty sucks, and big girls go to work!”  Be inspired as she announces, “I can do it!”


“She is woman – she is strong – she is invincible – hear her ROAR!”


(kerry’s circus challenge contribution – from the freak show, naturally!)

Written by kvwordsmith

May 27, 2008 at 8:47 pm

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  1. Anita Marie will love the picture.
    You know, I never faced gender discrimination as a child. As an adult, it came as a real shock that this was the unfortunate way the world worked. I married a man who doesn’t understand gender discrimination, either. When something needs to be put together or fixed in our house, I’m usually the one to do it. Except plumbing. I hate plumbing. I leave that to him.


    May 27, 2008 at 9:10 pm

  2. ….yeah, but if he wants to pay for dinner, I let him…… 🙂


    May 27, 2008 at 10:10 pm

  3. Yea: and I find my men prefer to iron their own shirts! Fran


    May 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm

  4. My sister has Jeff the wonder husband, who pays for dinner AND irons HER shirts! And when she cooks, he does the clean-up (no small feat, because she’s a gourmet cook who figures dinner isn’t ready unless every bowl she owns is dirty.) We have been trying to figure out how to clone Jeff, but have not yet been successful thus far…


    May 28, 2008 at 12:37 am

  5. Yes, every woman does wear the face of the Goddess, and all of us are freaks in one way or another!! Love this Kerry, and I look forward to more!

    Hugs and kisses,


    May 28, 2008 at 3:23 am

  6. Yay fabulous! Wonderfully wry – love the humour and, of course, the serious sentiment/s ;o).


    May 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm

  7. Yes, there are a few good men out there. The US though, on the whole is misogyinistic. Sometimes, I think, the women bring it on themselves though this is not always true. One has to look to the media’s coverage of our (US) current election process to see misogyny at work, but don’t get me started on that.



    May 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm

  8. I tend to meet men who want to cook, clean, pamper, make me comfortable, iron and fix things for me. They may not buy me expensive gifts (I usually get silly things which I adore) — however, I admit I like it that when there’s a puddle, several men will appear to see me safely across.


    May 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm

  9. Oh this made me smile…
    First I loved the picture ( wink )
    but most of my career choices have been in fields that were considered ” non-traditional ” meaning that women didn’t do things like…

    Mortuary Work
    or play Rock Guitar in bands
    or manage warehouses
    or write horror or macabre stories.

    I just did those things because I wanted to, no one could have stopped me..except for myself.

    Anita Marie

    May 29, 2008 at 7:31 pm

  10. Hmmmm, she has done mortuary work, managed warehouses, writes macabre stories, and has a blog called Cold Storage…Just what was stored in those warehouses, Anita Marie????


    May 29, 2008 at 8:07 pm

  11. Shhhhhhh, don’t tell her, Anita…. don’t tell her what’s on aisle 3, shelf 47. By the way, did you remember to punch the airholes…..


    May 29, 2008 at 8:27 pm

  12. I am afraid – very afraid!


    May 30, 2008 at 12:15 am

  13. This makes me want to go out and learn how to change a tire…

    That picture is really wild.


    May 31, 2008 at 12:24 am

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