It’s a Girl

It’s a girl!

A girl who will be judged by her appearance,

By the size of her breasts,

The length of her eyelashes,

The label on her clothes.

It’s a girl!

A girl who will play with Barbies

Until she becomes one.

A girl who will wear dresses and curl her hair

Because that is what being a girl means.

It’s a girl!

A girl who will never get the highest marks

Because her teacher just wants to look down her shirt

Or up her skirt,

Not in her eyes.

It’s a girl!

A girl who will become an expert chef,

The epitome of obedience,

The image of fragility and weakness.

It’s a girl!

A girl who will love

And lose,

Shed tears over the boy

Who forced upon her

The loss of her innocence.

Shed tears over her so-called friends

Who called her

A girl.

It’s a girl!

A girl whose tears will become her armour

Against a system dying to find her weaknesses,

Against a world dying to label a girl

As a girl.

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12 thoughts on “It’s a Girl

  1. It sure seems like girls can’t win sometimes — thank goodness that the world is getting more progressive and equal (in some respects). I can’t imagine what it was like to live 100 or 200 years ago 😦

    Great work. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Agreed! Although I am very thankful to live in this generation where gender equality is discussed, it’s definitely different around the world!
      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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      1. We still have a ways to go, in some respects (and in some places!). So true 😦 But I hope we’ll get there one day! My novel is about gender stereotypes, so this is a topic particularly close to my heart.

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  2. It’s a girl who has penned down this,
    It’s a girl who is now breaking the stereotypes,
    It’s a girl who is going to bring about a change!

    I Know it’s totally different all round the world,yet we are trying our best to make a change. Probably that fine day will bring something positive

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