Yes, I’m a feminist,

And I like the gentleness of the idea of “Ladies first!”

But I don’t see it as a compulsion.

So I don’t need any reservation!


Yes, I’m a feminist,

And I like it that you care for me.

But thanks, I can take care of myself,

Just be around and see! 


Yes, I’m a feminist,

And I know that you like keeping a watch!

But if you will, I’d rather be left alone.

Being noticed is not really my zone.


Yes, I’m a feminist,

And I like to hear our politicians say, “We need to protect our women and children”.

But sir, we can protect ourselves,

Just educate your men and bingo! You are golden!


Yes, I’m a feminist,

And I know you are afraid for me of the free romeos in the dark,

So you keep me bound,

But don’t you think, it should be the other way round?


Yes, I’m a feminist,

And I know you want to see me in a longer dress.

But my clothes are not meant to be judged, they are my choice.

So don’t give me your opinion, because I couldn’t care less!


Yes, I’m a feminist,

And I know you think I’m your responsibility.

But sorry, you don’t get to take my decisions,

My parents taught me to do it on my own with full precision.


So yes, I’m a real a feminist,

And I’m proud to be one.

Because ‘Feminism’ is so badly misunderstood,

The damage to the concept can hardly be undone.           

-Mansi Verma

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *