The day after International Women’s Day, I wanted to reflect on why the gender divide is still so monumental. Here are some of my thoughts:
I think chauvinism is insecurity dressed in hostilities:
the patriarchy were told they were sissies
and if for a second tears revealed the histories of emotion
written deep into skin, but hidden from sun,
trucculent emotions that sway not to the natural
ebb and flow of karmic miasma we call this world –
we brand them NOT MEN.
This is not to say they are deserving of respect
for denigrating the other sex.
Rather, if we are to move forward
in that vague positive direction that
really could be leeward or starboard
or up or down
but in reality is that wonderful place where we
If we can reach human empathy,
why, that would be something to see.