Often, when women proudly call themselves a feminist, their ideology is considered synonymous to hating men i.e anti-men. However, that’s one of the very wrong conceptions many of us hold. It’s time to get that straight, stating reasons what makes a feminist, a feminist. Read this piece of poetry.
I am a feminist because I demand equality,
Trying to surface a human,
Hiding behind your toxic masculinity.
No doubt, you might be the hero of your mama,
But, for us, you are close to a monster,
Lacking sensitivity and humanity.
I am a feminist because I prefer to share the domestic chores,
Not the set-up where I am slogging in the kitchen,
And you are enjoying the delicious whiskey pours.
I also reject the arrangement where a woman endures,
Bear the relationships’ burden,
Drained of everything, left with compromise and sacrifice as the only cures.
I am a feminist because I have an ambition,
My career as an individual and a woman, right in front,
Preferred over and above any goddamn situation.
And, you might say, that’s not the tradition,
But let’s get that straight,
Given your gender history, you as a man, owe me a big compensation.
I am a feminist because I don’t let other women down,
We support each other and ourselves,
And don’t run like a baby to get help from you, across the town.
I am independent and can take care of my affairs,
Filled with confidence,
Just an inch away from winning that marvelous crown.
I am a feminist because I earn my money,
If you are wondering how I sleep,
It’s with a dream in my head and not alongside a pink bunny.
Women are literally establishing themselves each second,
They are the bosses, the leaders of the world,
And you are officially permitted to call us something other than “Honey”.
I am a feminist because being a feminist is not so unearthly,
You can be one too and try bringing some progressive change,
And better now, because the more later, the more ugly.
I am a feminist because there is no better option,
And I call it the best too,
As the treacherous cycle of oppression is already in motion.
I am a feminist because that brings meaning to me,
Giving me hope when we women face an existential crisis,
Deciding in a man’s world, who and what to be.
I leave it to you now,
Whether you too wanna be a feminist or not?
If yes, you don’t need to ask me How!
If not, then in the Italian language, you call a GoodBye ‘Ciao’.
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Udisha Srivastav is a Freelance Content Writer with Femsay.com