He For She

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That boy you saw with tears in his eyes?
He was told that men don't cry
His mother gave him a slap across his cheek,
Told him to toughen up like how a big boy should be

Gender inequality is a problem in our world,
Why should a boy be any different from a girl?
It's not an individual's job to stand up for their rights,
Together as a race we must fight

When a girl is born, her wings are clipped,
Her mouth is taped and her freedom stripped
Despite her protests, her desperate cries,
She is still unable to fly

Gender inequality is a problem in our world,
Why should a boy be any different from a girl?
It's not an individual's job to stand up for their rights,
Together as a race we must fight

A boy can be beaten, abused and mishandled,
It's not only women's rights that have been trampled
Expectations on men are higher if you compare,
Failing to meet them, they wouldn't dare

Gender inequality is a problem in our world,
Why should a boy be any different from a girl?
It's not an individual's job to stand up for their rights,
Together as a race we must fight

A girl child is underestimated, not known for her power,
But one day she'll prove herself and her gifts she'll shower
No more will her intelligence and capability be undermined,
All through the land it's her light that will shine

Gender inequality is a problem in our world,
Why should a boy be any different from a girl?
A woman can be strong, intelligent and brave,
And a man has the right to be afraid

One day the girl child will spread her wings and fly,
One day it won't be a sin when a boy child cries.

~Via

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