what i believe

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:57 -- Aws

Women aren’t better than men
we stand on the same ground
we can do what they can 
women aren’t weaker 
or less important 
we want to be treated the same
human is all of our name
we don't want to be judged by our physical traits
our body parts aren't to be used as baits
equality is all that we seek 
for everyone to see
what we can be
a girl shouldn’t be stopped by her looks
A girl shouldn't be afraid to chase her dreams 
because of society’s screams
if she wants to be president she shouldn't be stopped 
because her opponent is in a suit and she's in a dress
they say she can't be trusted with such big choices
because women's judgement is worth less 
women are too emotional 
they make everything so personal  
they overreact 
they’re weak 
too soft

we're supposed to look at  kings

but there can not be kings without queens
there can not be peas without beans
men need women to stay alive 
why is it so hard to be the same
to be equal 
what kind of pull 
does it take 
for everyone to finally to open their eyes and see
your insides are the same as me 
black, white,short, tall,men, women
none of it means anything at all 
it doesn't matter what you wear 
it doesn’t matter how much you care 
about what others think 
women want the same things
they just want to be able to reach everything life brings
they just want to be free 
to be what they want to be 
I don't want something as small as gender to limit what i can say
i want to live my life in my own way 
gender shouldn't define me or you
it shouldn’t limit your dreams
or your life goals
women shouldn’t be set aside 
women weren’t created only for men’s pleasure
to be used whenever
they aren’t to be used for shame 
they say she chose to wear that 
so she's the one to blame 
if she didn’t want it to happen maybe she should not have worn a hat

you can't talk 

They tell you to continue to walk
schools dictate what girls wear 
because schools care more about their clothes 
than if they learn 
or what the teacher actually knows
no shoulders can show
your shorts have to be this long 
spaghetti straps are wrong 
leggings reveal too much 
they persuade boys to touch 
but maybe if boys were taught 
that girls weren’t toys 
it wouldn’t matter what i wear 
or how i do my hair 
you wouldn’t pull me out of class 
because you think my outfit looks like trash 
all we ask for is respect 
to be equal 
we achieve the same feats 
we walk the same streets 
yet women are inferior 
men are superior 
but men and women were created on the same day
created in the same way 
we eat the same things
in school we swung on the same swings
gender doesn't determine who could be friends 
didn't matter who was by your side 
but as you got older 
it started to change 
your priorities started to rearrange 
men became dominant 
women submissive
women suddenly became not permissive 
The kitchen is the place for you
Cooking and cleaning is what you do
home makers is the woman's way
Women aren't just a piece of dirt
Women aren't to be just thrown back when you're done
Thinking you have won
Women aren't to be forced to their knees 
As you ignore their pleas 
Just because you say she's a tease 
Doesn't mean women were created to just please
women have been mistreated
and to get them men have competed
they've been used 
thrown on the ground 
bruised, dreams trampled on
Everyone has times where they are wrong
Women and Men should be free to feel strong
its why all we want is to be equal 
Gender equality isn't here to dictate your life 
It letting you finally use your voice
gender equality is seen as a woman’s issue
but it concerns men too 
It's the woman’s right 
as much men 
to continue to fight 
another name people call it is feminism 
but that name is considered bad 
because many see feminists as women who are just mad
Mainly because they don't know the truth
it's actually the right to receive social, economic and politicalequality ,

it's really not diacritical 
It's more about doing what you believe to strive to achieve 
Am I a feminist? 
sure it's not a sin
to stand up for what i believe in

This poem is about: 
My community
Our world


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