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You've Come A Long Way, Baby

Women's Liberation has been long overdue,
Its history is shameful,
Women treated as painted dolls,
Pretty playthings
With neither brain nor will,
Marriage and child-bearing their lot.

They did, however, have "accomplishments".
A genteel young lady
Had to be proficient in music and art,
But not be a "blue stocking"
(Interested in good literature),
Women's Liberation has been long overdue.

No woman could own property,
She was "property" herself,
Her husband owned her body and soul,
And she could be cast out with no redress,
Women's Liberation has been long overdue,
A bitter battle not quite won.

Do not waste your vote, ladies,
Women's Liberation has been long overdue,
Your female forebears were tortured,
Some killed, for that precious vote,
"Great men" like Winston Churchill
Were implacably opposed to the women's franchise.

Fast forward to the present,
Career options for women
Are now wide open,
Women's Liberation has been long overdue,
But at last their horizons have widened,
Women have their independence.

The need now is for gender respect,
Women's Liberation has been long overdue,
But the battle has been in vain
If women become nothing but pseudo men;
Femininity need not be lost
Merely because we are no longer cuddly toys.

You've come a long way, baby,
Enjoy your freedom, honey,
It has been long overdue.


February 2 2020 - "Gender Equality" - K. M. Neumann
































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Date: 2/26/2020 8:17:00 PM
Long overdue indeed ! Alleluia to that. Congrats on your win, Beth. Well done.
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Beth Evans
Date: 2/27/2020 6:46:00 PM
Thanks, Line - it's quite incredible what used to go on.
Date: 2/2/2020 6:11:00 AM
" long overdue" in many parts of the world...but a surging powerhouse in most...Nice one
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Beth Evans
Date: 2/2/2020 6:06:00 PM
Thanks, Arturo- hard to believe what was once accepted.