Sisterhood – the need for feminism is not dead

I was sitting with my friend

She said the need for feminism’s dead

I said honey

You need to check your head

Just last month my mum was in the courts

She was trying to sue her old work

They’d paid her less than a man doing the same

Because she wears a dress and she has a woman’s name

We’re women and we’re fighters

And we’re not afraid to be brave

 

Think of all those magazines

Read by all our little teens

If you think it’s right to sit and bitch about girls

For being slightly overweight and not owning pearls

Then you’re one of those that adds to anorexia

We need to re-evaluate how we treat our sisters

Think about how you look at yourself

Do those magazines affect your mental health?

We’re women and we’re fighters

And we’re not afraid to be brave

 

Think of a girl in the Belgian congo

Where rape is being used in war

Listen to me and please don’t let go

Of your faith

Your sisters need your embrace

They need you to say

We’re women and we’re fighters

And we’re not afraid to be brave

If we don’t stand up for each other

We’re digging our own graves

 

I’m not saying that we should hate men

Because I think men are great

But think how you’d feel living in an Islamic State

Where you can get stoned for getting raped

Because there weren’t seven men there to contest it happened

You’re husband throws you on the street for being damaged

You’re all alone, you have no one to take your hand

It’s not too bad in the West so thank your lucky stars

We’re women and we’re fighters

And we’re not afraid to be brave


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