Once Upon A Time...
There was a little girl, born in the Land of The Free,
and the Home of The Brave.
She was taught that she could become anything, even President,
though no girl had ever done THAT before.
She was taught the importance of education,
and read many books by Great Men.
She was told to get a job,
But to expect less pay then her male peers.
She was told to climb the Career ladder,
and bumped into a glass ceiling on the way.
She learned that misogyny
is oft ignored by the law.
She was expected to marry,
to Love, Honor and Obey.
She was taught to pray
to God the Father, and God the Son
She was told that bearing a child,
was punishment for Original Sin.
She was expected to be a good mother
while putting her children in daycare.
She learned that powerful men are Leaders
while powerful women are Bitches.
She was told to wave the flag and support a war
against the ones who "hate us for our Freedom"
And she wondered, if that war
might be better fought right here.
-Written by Kelley Bell 2006
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