Poetry Monday: Feminism Isn’t Scary

Guys are dumb
Because the word has “Fem”
They think it means
Anti-man

It means pro-equality
Anti-patriarchy
The goal isn’t to create
A matriarchy

However, feminism
Should not be a label
To throw on someone
Negatively or positively

Leave titles and labels
And statistics
And classifications
To the scholars

If a woman hates men
Don’t call her a feminist
Ask her why she does
Always ask questions

If she says men did this or that
To the world, not to her
She has a right to be angry
But take it with a grain of salt

If she tells you a story
Of something someone did to her
Listen and thank her
For having the courage to share

If you don’t understand the anger
Even after asking why
You’re one of the people
Feminism fights against

Stop judging the anger
Stop feeling attacked
Ask to hear the stories
Maybe you’ll learn something

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.

One Reply to “Poetry Monday: Feminism Isn’t Scary”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s