No Less

We say mainstreaming
You pay lip service
We say inclusion and rights
You label angry, single feminist
We say quotas
You shout get a dream- like Sarah J
We say career
You demand kitchen service

You say head
We shout neck
You say cooks and servants
We say you’re courting hunger
You say it’s your rib
We say we’re made of the same stuff
There are so many things you want to say
But we don’t want to hear

You want a clean pant after soiling many- we love cleanliness too
You want to pat your ego- can we get a suite for ours?
You want to do as you want- we want resources too
You want entertainers and cheerleaders- we want to be on the high table too

You can
But who says we can’t?

Author: ifeadedeji

I am a graduate student in African Studies at the Center for International Studies, Ohio University where I work as a research assistant and Editor of Africa@OHIO Blog. I hold a bachelors in political science, and use this space as a container of my thoughts.

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