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Justice Week Poem

Poem by fifth year member of press team Elisabeth Lola Osikomaiya
20-December-18
Justice Week Poem

Justice week 2018

“I am a young girl,

Born and raised in society

who believes in equality.”

This was a phrase I was taught to say,

To repeat over and over again

as if

it would become a reality.

I am suppressed,

I am caught in a tangle

the web like lies

our society has created

to catch us in.

My choice of clothing is asking for it.

If you wear that you can’t blame a man for what he’ll want to do to you.

Outfit like that turns a man on.

The underwear I wore underneath my clothes,

that I did not intend on

anyone

to see, was my consent?

Where is my freedom of expression?

How am I not able to express myself through any form of clothing?

Because of the fear of ‘a man being a man’?

‘A man being a man’

I am the one,

Who has had my freedom of expression revoked,

I am the one,

Who has to live in constant fear,

I am the one,

Who is going to have to teach this disgusting truth

to my daughters

one-day.

But to teach a man to suppress urges,

to ask for consent

and wait for a reply,

We as a society, cannot do?

INEQUALITY

EQUALITY

WHO KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE ?

Elizabeth Lola O.

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