Women as Properties of Men

FatimaBy Shamim Fatuma

Poor women! Poor women! Poor women!

Taken as men’s properties,

Just because the man

Paid a dowry.

 

Poor women! Poor women! Poor women!

Cared for when wanted,

Abandoned when unwanted,

Just because they are said

Not to know anything

 

 

Poor women! Poor women! Poor women!

Denied education,

Just because men

Say that women were

Created for home work

 

Poor women! Poor women! Poor women!

Let’s fight such discrimination,

Let’s join hands and promote girl child education

Elect responsible, caring and uncorrupted leaders.

I think this will promote women’s development in communities.  

Fatuma (1)

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