It has improved, they say….
STEM and female sports
The right to vote - and - dare I say -
A female president?
But we are the weaker gender.
In times of trouble:
We are discounted, rushed away
To live in ignorance, depend on the serpentine
Who have oppressed us for centuries
Like the stereotype
The sheltered, beautiful blonde
Who has never left her tower….
If there have been studies
We are intelligent, more so
Than the others,
Must we struggle to eat, to keep a family alive
To survive in a cold, grey-winter world that has turned its back -
With twenty-two cents less
Than our male counterparts?
I am the weaker gender.
They slander and stereotype me,
But my eyes burn with passionate flames,
And I vow
To right the wrongs.
They will know
we are truly equal
I will stride forwards
Into piercing sunlight of truth
And they will see
Beyond my stature, hair, glowering eyes
To who I truly am beneath the surface
The creeping disease of stereotype
Across our country
And finally - finally! - give us our rights
For we are female,
We, too, are America .