There’s something I’ve always wanted
Not just for myself, of course, I’ll share
The stereotypical girl I am, I never asked for it
But today is Women’s Day
And I shall raise my voice, as the slogans say.
I went to my neighbourhood shop
And asked for a bottle, just a teeny tiny bottle
Today is, after all, Women’s Day, however,
“Too expensive for you, Madam,” is all the shopkeeper can say.
The next store told the same story
The newspapers told their own stories
Of gruesome violence and unfair discrimination.
Today may be Women’s Day,
But Equality is nowhere to be seen.
As I sat on the last bus home
I remarked to a fellow passenger,
“A woman was assaulted on a similar bus.”
“Today is Women’s Day,” he said,
“Must you make such a feminist fuss?”
Women are killed and made to hang from a tree
But I must be content with my Women’s Day lunch that’ll be free
It seems like I’ll have to buy Equality at full price.
But while today may be Women’s Day
Full price for Equality might just mean my own life.