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 […]

Tagged*

What’s is a name? -Is it pride or shame? Is it your moniker That governs your fame? Or is your tagging The reason for lagging Behind in the workplace By implication of race? A curious question Of modern times, The stealth of selection A silent crime; Allegations loud and clear Suggesting that’s what happens here- […]

Existential Crisis*

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Forgive our human ways:¹ We could stand on the doorstep and argue our case For a month of Sabbath days… The people heading your English church Are leaving some of us in the lurch, Citing your Word as a justification For the self-righteous eradication Of a simple, human right […]

Media Studies

  Dear BBC, In the light of your well -reputed coverage I can’t help but notice the greater-than-average Pictorial placement of Men In The News,* This daily scenario set to confuse, Bamboozle even, the girls and the women Who also hold valid political opinion But somehow seem less worthy of place: Call me a Feminist […]

A Fine Balance*

Boys And men Fill the headlines again, Their doing of deeds All we hear of and read From terrorism to heroism, Unspoken truth to aphorism, From breathing in oxygen To kicking a ball To reaching the summit, The men do it all With trumpets and fanfares and TV crews, Leaving the women with little to […]