'Intellectual minds' trapped in bodies by Shalom Arokianathan
A battle of intellectual minds trapped in bodies,
This is exactly how the society has automated
You and me!
Unequal pay check being absolute bigotry!
We're made to resent our very own bodies,
For mere money in the form of our salaries.
Women are undermined of their intellectuality.
We are more than our blessed feminine bodies!
We slog and work hard
No different than our male counterparts.
Yet we are denied of the rightful wages we deserve!
The wage gap is so wide, it's wider than the Pacific ocean!
Why bring proportionality?
Haven't we earned it rightfully with our intellectual ability?
Why are we being withheld of what is ours?
The percentage of wages for which we work endless hours.
Woe! To gender prejudice and it's misused powers!
My plea: Irrespective of their gender;
Remove unequal pay distribution
Treat all employees with no differentiation
Unequal pay-checks! Bitter truth:
There isn't one sector where this epidemic
Hasn't taken over from its roots...
Why am I being cut short based on my sexuality?
Are you reducing my work load based on my gender?
No! That you won't do!
Yet, you squeeze my productivity:
To it's very fine last-exhausted drop
And still have the audacity to pay me less.
Weigh the balances of responsibility and productivity,
Look for yourself in integrity
Finding stark reality of no diversion in work completion!
As an organisation,
You're in dire need of project finalization
And my acumen and apprehension should be your only concern!
Make my work space
Safe and secure
Without sexual predators and harassers.
And let my credentials and productivity
Be the requirement for my promotions
Stop suppressing my voice!
My views, my ideas and opinions!
Stop bias of choice over the man and his voice!
Women are intelligent beings
Never underestimate our brilliance
We are the epitome of balance!
We multi-task and juggle between work,
Home, family, relationships
We aren't weaker vessels
We aren't inane
We are full of wit and prudence.
Don't you dare obstruct my earnings
To undermine my intellectual ability .