Batter Up

Intensity grips the bat-grit interwoven with anxiety Nothing less than a home runwins approval in this boy’s game The lone girl, I am aflamewith rage of inequality (Took a coveted bat and tight fist to get me here) Dig my feet in and stare downthe pitcher, ready to ignite the field. (Image my own)

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Corporate Inequality

Wore green shoes – a shock of colour to highlight business – attire aimed to succeed. Walked ten blocks rode fourteen floors passed security, heels continually clicking. Navigating male-dominated passages, I was driven ignored patronizing comments exercised for corporate ladder But the lies, the betrayal, the dirty little secrets, they taunted me – sold me […]

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Displaced in Patriarchy

Long since dawn’s early observation, have witnessed patriarchy’s inequalities first hand second hand lack a solution, short of vengeance – perpetrate rather than end the cycle of crime – no place to call home. (Image from personal collection.)  

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Injustice

On Patriarchal watch the feminine is on trial – crimes noted, abetted, intervention and consequence murdered – suspects ride a pendulum where witnesses are criminal and the vulnerable run no peace to be had while justice sleeps.

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Day 235 “Conflict Resolution”

“It’s not rape if the girl is a prostitute, is it?”  one of my students asked me recently. “It is without consent,”  I answered sternly, but the question left me unsettled.  As a high school teacher, I am immersed in the attitudes of the young, and it is worrisome. The prevalence of sexual assault and […]

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