John and Jane

Running, swimming, biking,

Climbing, fishing, or hiking,

I can do it all just as good as you, 

and sometimes prove to be better too.

You view me as a human being,

someone equal to you is what you're seeing.

I can wear jeans and throw rocks,

I can run with the guys and not be mocked.


Or that's how it used to be

when we were kids and just didn't care.

Now a girly female is what you see,

Equality is something that we no longer share.

No longer children, we say that we have grown.

But your learned arrogance and alter ego has shown.

John, you may be a grown man now, but I am just the same.

Don't discriminate against me just because of my gender, just because I am Jane.



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