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complicity

April 12, 2019

in days of yore
when I was a child
little girls were told
that they could not do real push-ups
they should push from their knees
reduce expectations
settle for less
let the boys be boys

now
two generations later
everyone does the same pushups
boys and girls in cadence
and
lo and behold
the girls can do more
many more
twice as many

which frustrates the boys
and terrifies the fathers of the girls
who wonder how they unconsciously constrain
these powerful persons
historically limited
in a million ways
God forgive us

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