People are quick to assume when you’re a feminist

A poem I wrote recently based on my experiences and what I’ve witnessed as a feminist; originally posted on my other blog Poclaretry

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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.

People are…

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