Friday, 8 March 2019

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow ♀

It is widely believed
that women protests
against male domination
and the quest for equality
is a modern phenomenon.
Not so. Throughout history
there's plenty of testimony
that women always battled
against male hegemony.
There are many examples
that in many a nation
females were subjected
to discrimination
but there were also some
who declined to be egg carriers
and succeeded in breaking
taboos and barriers.
From Boudica to Queen Bess,
Marie Curie, Marie Stopes
and a legion of others,
many ladies have proved
that power and success
are not the prerogative of men.
I abhor misogyny
and favour philogyny.
But while some fuss
that there is them and us
I remain an optimist.
I have faith that man
will stop being a chauvinist
and hope that no woman
will ever be a misandrist.

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi has published four collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’, ‘Poetry On Tap’ and 'Cherry on Top'. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.