Do You Think I Don't Know?

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:23 -- MARs

Do you think I don't know that the catcalling won't cease? Don't you think I know there will be those that view me as a piece of meat? I want you to know that that's not why I am a feminist.

Do you think I don't know that the harassment we face will never go away? Don't you think I know that now that it's here, the inequality will stay? I want you to know that that's not why I protest.

I want the men on their high horses and in their white houses to admit that it's a problem. When they hear about street harassment, they need to stop them. I want them to know the struggle of being a woman.

Do you think I don't know that there will be those that will not welcome me? Don't you think I know that some will not voluntarily respect me? I just want you to know that I am more than willing to make them.

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

Comments

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

it's important to address the essence of respect

guys are prone to cat call as a form of charm, which by the way never works

more importantly , it's about respecting a woman as a human being. 

no one should not be harass in any way that creates uncomfortability.

this poem sheds light about treating women with respect

MARs

The problem is just that. So many men view catcalling as charm and compliment, when it's really street harassment. Thank you, I feel it's our duty in this day and age to take back the respect and dignity so many try to take from us. Not just in America, but in places like Saudi Arabia, Africa, China.

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

it's globally all across the board

it's about dignity where a woman deserves to be treated like a human being

always ask guys if that was their mother, aunt, sister, cousin whom were cat called disrespectfully, how would they respond?

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