Chorus of cats


We have come so far
Since jobs were found
In the ‘women and girls’
Section of the newspaper.

Where self doubt and sexism
Continue to fuel our fears
About what others are thinking.

Where our former Prime Minister
Was evaluated on what she wore
And not what she said.

Where schoolyard bullies
Now live on social media,
Criticising post baby bodies.

Where the age of a woman
Is more important than
Her strong voice and attitude.

Where a nation can only find
One capable woman
To sit with the men in government.

Where a young woman’s views
On her body and personality
Are formed by others.

Where a creative, intelligent voice
Is not heard because nobody
Can see past her breasts.

We have come so far,
Yet have so far to go.


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