Protesterone*

If women took to the streets to protest,Sporting balaclavas and yellow vests,Journalists (by default, likely male)Would doubtless spin some amazing taleAbout fluorescent lemon being this season’s hue-accompanied by jibes about enhancing the view…Not all, but some- with constructed authority:Enough to impinge on assembled sorority.Not that women with purpose are likely to care.We also serve by […]

Secret Service*

Espionage was a game for the boys With their gadgets, magnifiers and walkie-talkie toys, While girls (back then) were traditionally led In the business of domesticity instead…* Which, perhaps. is were it all went wrong? The same-old, same old, game old song Of gender specificity Remained a mystery to me. Though maybe not so much […]

Folklore Fiasco*

Adam had an apple 1 And so did William Tell:2 You can probably guess already Which story ended well, The Biblical stalwart, a curious model For all that could happen for good or for ill, Scrumping the fruit and then in regret, Giving it to the only woman he had ever met. Will by contrast a […]

Hiatus*

Old man. Fancy car. Driving style a little bizarre…¹ Given the clear cost of your wheels (Personally, I just don’t get the appeal- Is this perhaps a conscious selection To perk up your gradually failing erection? -The only way to shore up your manhood?) Things must be tough in your neighbourhood, Your desperate desire to […]

Batman RIP*

Batman and Robin? Wow! What a team!! -With cloaks, masks and tights To conceal the Dream: A lesson in life that crossed generations Courtesy of a TV station That brought this comic-strip pair to light To educate kids on Wrong from Right, Witty adversaries setting the scene With their cravings for power A crime-fighter’s dream. […]

Double Bind*

Is sexism what it used to be? A curious question, it seems to me, Not least for the silence of assumption That regular gender-related presumption (Especially where women and girls are concerned) Is still quietly propagated, passively learned. So…whose fault is this? Who can we blame For slight, remarks, offence and shame? What do we […]

Mission, Vision and Values*

Is sexism what it used to be? A curious question, it seems to me, Not least for the silence of assumption That regular gender-related presumption (Especially where women and girls are concerned) Is still silently propagated, passively learned. So…whose fault is this? Who can we blame For slight, remarks, offence and shame? What do we […]