“ROSES AIN’T CUTTING IT”
Today is International Women’s Day or as we like to call it: Intersectional Feminism Day.
We joined forces with ChatGPT, which seems to take the world by storm and wrote and created this poem called: “Roses ain’t cutting it”.
Roses ain’t cutting it on Intersectional Feminism Day,
For our struggles are diverse in every way.
We need more than gestures that cater to some,
We need a world where equity can come.
We need a world where all voices are heard,
Where intersections of our identities aren’t ignored.
Where we can proudly live in our diversity,
And celebrate the beauty in our multiplicity.
We need a world that embraces trans lives,
Where gender identity is not met with knives.
Where intersex people are not the target of hate,
And aren’t forced to live in a state of debate.
We need a world that acknowledges the pain,
Of women of color who face constant restrain.
For we carry the weight of racism’s hold,
And the intersection of misogyny’s mold.
We need a world that’s accessible to all,
Where disability isn’t seen as something to appall.
Where barriers to inclusion are broken down,
And all talents are acknowledged and renowned.
We need a world where body size doesn’t define,
And fat phobia doesn’t leave us feeling confined.
Where we’re not judged or shamed for our weight,
And our worth isn’t tied to the shape of our frame.
We need a world where Iranian women are safe,
From violence and harassment, their lives not at stake.
Where they can walk the streets without any fear,
And their bodies are respected, their dignity clear.
We need a world where children don’t have to suffer,
From the aftermath of natural disasters, so rougher.
Where they can find hope amidst the rubble and dust,
And their futures aren’t compromised by politics’ and mother nature’s thrust.
We need a world where we don’t look away,
When media coverage fades, and the news is passé.
Where compassion and care extend our own kin,
To those beyond border, beyond our own skin.
Roses ain’t cutting it on this Feminist Day,
As the struggle for justice is a long, wearing way.
We need more than just flowers, sales, and leisure,
We need action, allyship, and collective measures.
Let’s keep on fighting those systems of oppression,
As well as the status quo of hate and aggressions,
Cause we need a world where we’re free to exist,
Without the pressure to change and persist.