I’ve been reading quotes from successful women:
‘Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams.’ Gabby Douglas.
‘Power is not given to you. You have to take it.’ Beyonce Knowles.
‘I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.’ Estee Lauder.
These are the cosy thoughts of women raised in a modern western society. None of these women come from a place of subjugation; where misogyny is legitimized. A woman hailing from a society such as that makes no choices – NONE. She has been deprived of the knowledge to make decisions. If she should manage to think independently she’ll be beaten, at the very least, for audacity. For the spoiling of male pride. And if there is any sense of self remaining, she’ll be stoned to death.
This is the reality Abrins Wife comes to realise after being stolen from her home. When she returns to it with that knowledge, she finds herself reaping a very singular form of revenge.
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