Double Standard: The Creative Corner

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By Amanda Parisse 

You walk the streets late at night with ease

I speed walk, gripping my pepper spray tight


You take off your shirt in 90 degree weather and go about unscathed

I wear a tank top and get groped on the subway


You fight for a promotion tooth and nail and are praised for it

I do the same and get called a power hungry bitch


You get angry and no one bats a eye

I lash out and get called hormonal or am asked if it’s my time of the month


The media tells you that you can do anything

The media tells me I’m too fat and ugly  


People look at you and see a person

People look at me and see a object

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