Feminism: Nine Woman-Rooted Chinese Characters

Yuan Changming

好:wo man combined as one word simply means good

妙:young woman together are always wonderful

妇:lady is a woman who has overthrown a mountain

嫁:to marry a man is for a girl to have her own family

妖:weird would be a woman if she goes broken

姣: handsome is a woman standing with her legs crossed

婢:maid is a girl who is by nature humble

婵:beautiful is she who remains single

娘:mother is defined as a woman who is good and kind

Yuan Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include Pushcart nominations, Jodi Stutz Award in Poetry (2020) & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17),and BestPoemsOnline, among others across 45 countries.