Summit: highest point of a mountain; a meeting between heads of government
Tampa Bay congressman Gus Bilirakis
formed what is called a Women’s Summit.
He is not a woman
or a summit.
Mountaintop topics include:
gardening, substance abuse, mental illness, weight, faith
What is selling out early in this free event: leadership, financial planning
Gus Bilirakis says all these topics are what women want.
Women have been told what we want forever.
We never wanted that apple, by the way
or to talk to that snake.
Like Sarah Grimke said in 1837
“I ask no favors for my sex. . . .
All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take
their feet from off our necks. . .”
So these many years later
there are still footprints on our necks,
but we climb to our own summit,
and the feet fall away
as we rise.