On another list I'm on, a young lesbian woman who is small of stature asked if she could consider herself an Amazon, even though she's small. To me, it doesn't matter what size or height you are. There are men who fetishize tall women who are tuff, and that has NOTHING to do with what a true Amazon is.
Here's my response:
Height has nothing to do with it, who we are inside our soul and our expression in the outer world taking up our space, power, strength not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well as working towards the empowerment of all women throughout the world, building Amazon sisterhood and going wherever we DARE to go doing whatever we dare to do without regards to men or their opinions, THAT is what makes up an Amazon, that and knowing how to kick ass either physically, mentally, psychically or all three when we must. One of the strongest Amazons I've known was my ex who was 4 foot 6 inches and took up her space wherever she went, expressed her opinion and took no shit. She was a LeatherDyke, a Witch and an Amazon, and NOBODY would silence her! She taught me alot! I brought her out into leather, and she brought me further into Wicca, we shared skills, and both definitely Amazons. She also struggled with multiple disabilities, and now she's roaring on the other side.....Yes it IS a Sisterhood, and no, it's not merely a myth....that's the patriarchal viewpoint. WE EXIST, and if you're truly an Amazon inside, you'll know, and you're not alone.
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-In DykeAmazon Sisterhood,