Thursday Inspiration #103 Just Like A Woman

A woman who appears to be very strong on the outside can on further investigation actually be fragile like a little girl.  A lot of people like to think that they know what the Bob Dylan song ‘Just Like A Woman’ is about and there are some crazy theories out there.  I read where somebody said that this song is about a transvestite, because she looked like a woman, but she wasn’t just like a woman.  Then of course there are those who feel that these lyrics are misogynistic, saying that the things she did were just like what a woman would do.  You can take Bob Dylan’s lyrics however you see them and that is what makes this such a great song.  In my opinion, this song is about a relationship that has ended and the person has already moved on from it.  Dylan made a decision that this girl was not right for him, so he gets really harsh and tells her to pretend that she doesn’t know his name any more after they have broken up.

Women have been getting a bad rap from the beginning of time, as is exhibited in Genesis the first book of the Bible, which was written by a man named Moses who was most likely an anti-feminist, sexist, chauvinist.  He needed to pin the blame on someone, when Adam and Eve were being evicted from the Garden of Eden.  Eve made an easy target, as back in those days, women were taught to be seen but not heard and that resulted in a severe lack of named female characters that were able to actually make it into this book.

This week’s prompt is breaks and you are asked to link this word to the image above a wave that breaks on the shore line, or perhaps you can listen to the 1966 Bob Dylan song ‘Just Like A Woman’ and be sparked to write something.  You could write about that person who was so ugly that the mirror would break anytime they looked into it.  Remember that there is a difference between the homophone’s “break” and “brake”, so you should not make this about getting your car’s brakes repaired, or that you always brake for unicorns.  Break is a verb that means to damage or destroy, so you could make this about that time when your leg did break, or some bad breaks that you had in your life, or what you would do when the levee breaks.  As a noun, a break would be a pause or an interruption of continuity like taking your coffee breaks, or going on a bathroom break.

She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

15 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration #103 Just Like A Woman

  1. I like that you’ve made the connection between brakes/breaks – really nice; adds a new level to Dylan’s number.
    Ha, does make me chuckle…some people’s interpretations of songs! 🙂

    she brakes just like a little girl.

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