Now published in Resistance Poetry on Medium.
“There Ought to Be a Cap on Women Studying Science and Maths“
– This nonsense he defends,
For us fragile women do not have the mettle to contend
with the ferocious competition. We drop out because we cannot cope, shouts out
Milo Yiannopoulous, twice the college dropout.
Any soul sound in the head,
To acquiesce to Breitbart’s drivel he shall never be compelled.
Or so I held,
Until I scrolled down and beheld
Horrific ignorance unparalleled.
you highly intelligent creature,
you should receive widespread acclamation
for so astutely figuring out that we have no aspiration.
you know best,
so we should just take a rest
and let you define what we should do with our life
for we do not choose careers to contribute to mankind, improve society, seek independence
no, we just want to be a wife.
how cleverly you discern
that only men do the work their jobs require
while all women wallow in mire.
truly, I applaud you
for contributing to the discussion such a relevant breakthrough.
You deserve a Nobel
for conducting a survey so well
and applying its findings to serve all of womankind as well.
we are such liars,
to tell you that we can do science.
Only you can tell us the truth about our abilities
so why did we commit ourselves to such obvious impossibilities?
thank you for pointing out to me the reality
that Marie Cure was a fantasy.
Ada Lovelace, Lise Meitner and my fellow women at Caltech will reel with shocks
For it turns out that we don’t have the “chops”
Women everywhere, please note
that these comments and attitudes shall never denote
the breadth of your passions and extent of your capability.