Chivalry

Here comes

the white knight,

valiantly defending

my honour.

 

I must be defended

at all times.

 

From women,

demanding fair treatment.

From any legitimate grievance.

From any critique.

 

I don’t know how

I would have survived

without a HIMetically sealed

echo chamber.

 

One that takes any discussion

of female suffering

and reduces it

to semantic arguments…

 

about the term ‘men’.

 

It NEEDS a preface!

‘SOME men’!!

‘NOT ALL men’!!!

‘BAD men’!!!!

 

Because I might

take it personally!

 

God forbid

I look honestly

at myself,

at my brethren.

 

Maybe

men aren’t perfect.

Maybe

masculinity is a fucking joke.

At everyone’s expense.

Maybe

women conversing doesn’t need a defence of men.

Maybe

men don’t need it.

Maybe

we could listen.

Maybe

could not squeeze into a conversation and argue for men.

Maybe

women have a fucking point.

Maybe

‘men’ and ‘being a man’ is a fucking problem.

Maybe

you don’t need that definition.

Maybe

you could be a ‘person’.

 

Women are people.

All Women are people.

 

Not some.

 

Why would I

want to be a ‘man’?

When I could be

a person.

 

Turn your steed around

White Knight.

We don’t need

your kind of chivalry.

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