A poem I wrote recently based on my experiences and what I’ve witnessed as a feminist; originally posted on my other blog Poclaretry
People are quick to assume when you say you’re a feminist.
They think you’re fighting for a cause that
no longer needs fighting for, because they’ll say
‘The gender pay gap is a myth’,
‘Everyone has equal rights’ and
‘What more can you possibly want?’
People are quick to assume when you proclaim yourself as a feminist.
Many believe that you hate men because
you’ve had a bad experience with a guy,
so you’re a lesbian instead and
you want to make an army of men-hating women
to get rid of all men and establish a matriarchy.
People are quick to assume when you mention that you’re a feminist.
They think that you don’t shave or wax,
so you’re lazy with appearances, or you’re a butch lesbian.
They believe that you have a vendetta against make up
and high heel shoes, basically
anything that makes women look sexy.
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