This poem is meant to bring light to how many women (at least white women) get introduced to the idea of feminism, and it doesn’t include issues such as race, poverty, religion, mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, and marriage – hence the poem’s title of “Introductory Feminism” since this is usually the stepping stone that a number of people take to move on to more serious issues related to feminism and women’s rights.
Everyday it’s something new
With the topic of misogyny
And how the blame never lies with you,
But always ends up with me.
Because of the clothes that I wear
Or the makeup on my face
Or even the way that I wear my hair
Indicates that society gives me a lower place.
Well you should guess
That I’m in charge of what I wear,
Whether it be a dress
Or a pantsuit that looks like typical menswear.
Because my body is mine
And not yours to call “thine”