Gender Roles


Born into the earth
Our lives determined by our gender
Women are to give birth
Men are to be the defender

Parents refuse to give their daughters' boyfriends a look
But to their son's girlfriends they say, "Bring em' to dinner!"
Women are expected to be the cook
Men are expected to be the breadwinner

A woman not married are taught to be afraid
A man not married are considered to be undecided
But we pay no mind to the women unequally paid
And leave the check for the men undivided

But we should not remain still while society's interests are unjust
It should be our own interests who define us

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