8th March, 2016 (International Women’s Day, Mansplained)

by Brendan Strong

International women’s day
Should be celebrated in so many ways
While the day belongs to women
Men don’t need to be afraid

Too easy to say we covered it
And equality has already been achieved
If we just say “Men and women are equal!”
We avoid the questions we need:

We got the content but not the context,
So we have to question the message –
Why is equality so elusive
Even when we imagine the world we live in:

Instead of crying “If he can do it so can she!”
Why don’t we ask “If he can do it, why can’t she?”

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