MAKING MORE EQUAL
It is easier to treat woman as the equal of man
When she makes a determined attempt to be equal
Than when she insists on her womanhood.
A woman with short hair and fingernails,
No make-up, dressed in pants and low-heels,
Is more likely to strike men as equal
Than one whose appearance is traditionally feminine.
If she is well-educated and cultured to boot,
That is an even better reason
To regard her as an equal.
But too many women insist on being considered
The equals of men
When they make no real effort to be so.
This is wrong; for a woman
Will only be treated as a 'lesser man'
When she looks and behaves like one.
At present sexual equality
Still has a long way to go,
Especially when women insist on taking
The seats offered them by well-intentioned,
Though fundamentally deluded, males
In crowded buses or trains.
A truly liberated woman, or 'lesser man',
Would refuse such an offer,
Deeming it unnecessary for one man
To abandon his seat for another.
And so it is, though
Only equals would know that!
A woman who doesn't look like an equal
Is likely to be treated unequally.
If, in future, women are treated more equally,
It will be because they'll be
More masculinized than at present.
A post-dualistic society should never
Think dualistically, though there will, of course,
Be occasional lapses, not least of all
In regard to propagation!