United States
39° 47' 18.2688" N, 86° 17' 13.0236" W

The silence slothfully smothers any hesitancies
Gone is the opportunity to right the many discrepancies.
Stereotyped in a single, cursory glance,
The human being is a she and denied the chance
To truly make something of herself.
The E.R.A. is stowed away and placed on a shelf
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is slaughtered.
The woman's purpose in life is morbidly altered
To be submissive, unequal to the man
Treated inferior across a span
Of jobs, obedience, and roles to portray
Lady Mary Chudleigh speaks with weighty sway,
"Value yourself, and men despise.
You must be proud of you'll be wise."
The bittersweet inequality is tentatively laid to rest
The woman must prove herself- test after test.


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