Shocked by Your Demand
They're shocked by your demands:
Equal rights, equal pay, equal inheritance, equal representation.
You see, they've assigned themselves the duty
to guard your dignity, even if it violates your rights.
Native ignorance to progress breeds repression.
What is this? You want to turn into sluts?
Their offense is ready-made with pejoratives,
to degrade and to humiliate.
But, you keep persisting and, one day, they'll consent to
a cease-fire, but until then you must put up a good fight with
heroic sacrifice. Until that happens they see you as an alien.
Copyright © kaveh afrasiabi | Year Posted 2022
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