The City Fathers worried aloud “Why?”
The women shared stories of business accomplishments,
personal achievements, a perspective of being authentic.
The women did not ask for permission for anything.
They knew their identities, cherished their wisdom
These women were not property.
The men could not tell them
what to do
what to think
how to act
what to wear
where to go
whom to see
how to control their bodies.
So now the women gather in taverns
vote in elections
have equal opportunity to be killed in action
mother the children
work for less pay
have higher education and
control their bodies, minds and spirits.
Women are whole, complete, perfect human beings.
Women gather in the tavern because they want to…
Commentary on “Tavern”
This actually happened. We had no idea that our gathering would cause such a stir. And then we decided to gather every month on a Wednesday. The city Fathers were never the same.