Ode to Women ❤︎

Take a stand,
Together with us,
See it first-hand,
Let’s make a fuss.
Women should be counted,
Not just ignored,
We are important,
We should have input on the law.

Write a petition,
Spread the message,
Achieve our mission
Stop our stressing.
It took 11,000 signatures,
Just to make a dent.
But the big house of ministers,
In the end, were a Godsent.

But even then, this shouldn’t be happening,
Women’s rights aren’t a privilege.
The fact that this is true is saddening,
Because men’s rights are a given.
We have a voice,
We deserve to be heard.
We shouldn’t just rejoice,
Because one women’s rights issue was cured.

Saskia, year 8, Hope Christian College

Women’s Liberation badge, Centre of Democracy. (State Library of South Australia, PRG 1491/24/2/3)