Feminism is not a bad word It is more than four words If you are a woman if you are a man If you believe that gender equality Is important, if you stand by your mother When she shouts, “I am equal!” Then you are a feminist. And I’m tired, I’m tired and I’m frustrated That the patriarchal society we live in Would rather demonize equality Rather than let it stand tall as the statue It deserves to be. All it means Is you believe that women and men are equal That they deserve to be treated both fairly and just And I trust- That the only image of a feminist in your mind Is one that hates men, that burns bras, that simply get in the way. And sure there might be a few of those, yes But I would like to ask you Since when did one represent the whole? Since when were all white Christian men Devalued, dehumanized because of Jeffery Dahmer? If I were to follow your logic If we were all to follow your logic We’d have to lock up every single one of you All because a few of your fellow men Perverted an ideal that at the heart of it was good And please be good To your feminists please know that it is not a movement To strip people of rights but to grant rights to those who have been denied Feminism isn’t a bad word It’s a word that holds an ideal That genetics that genitalia do not dictate Whether or not a human being is held to the American standard of equality.