Anna Becker

Her

Her


She walks down the street
Confidence lacking and steps fast
Awaiting the calls from the men on the side
“Hey baby” “”what's your name”
“be mine” “come here”
Who are you to tell me what to do,
who are you to ask that of me
she thinks
A man
A man more powerful
more meaningful
More valuable
Stronger


Lies


Lies told countlessly by the fools society
Repeated in the steps of the men calling
Shouting for the attention of an object named she


A women


Society's picture of an undermined tool
A tool used for fixing and giving
Not taking
No she never takes
She only gives


The only thing she ever takes is the smile off her face when the man on the street calls the call of humiliation
The call of shame, the call of inhumanity 

the call that brings down value of something so valuable 

something so unappreciated 

 

Her

the girl that gets called at just for simply walking down a street alone 

 

 

  • Author: Anna Becker (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 13th, 2016 14:38
  • Comment from author about the poem: This poem was created because for me personally cat calling is something that I experience so often. It is something that I will not stand for and will not tolerate. It is the uttermost disrespect and it needs to end.
  • Category: Sociopolitical
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Comments1

  • Luis_Armamdo

    Totally agree, some guy's approaches are flat disrespectful. What will you say is the best way to approach you having a legitimate interest to know you?

    • Anna Becker

      Thank you so much for showing interest in my poem, I think a really good general approach to what you were asking about is respectful conversation. For example, is you see someone that you have attractions to in a cafe, a good approach to them would be striking up a friendly conversation. On the street, where cat calling usually happens, a good approach would be a smile or friendly "hello" as apposed to cat calling.



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