Her great great great great grandmother did not go to school, you know
Her great great great grandmother was more fortunate though
She learnt to read and write, kept the books, taught her children ABC
Her great great grandmother could go to university
She marched to earn the right to vote snd won
A new era of equality for women had begun..
Her great grandmother lived through adversity
Became the primary breadwinner of the family
During the world war- her grandmother came of age
As women in the workforce started taking centerstage
Her mother has been a role model of independent thought
Who raised her to believe that she could not
Be made to do anything against her will by anyone
She entered the workforce after the “Me Too” movement had begun..
When her daughter was born little did she know
The world she lived in would be transformed so
That women’s freedom would be overturned overnight
Her daughter would not even have the right
That her grandmother did, with one stroke of pen
Patriarchy re-established control over women
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It breaks my heart to think of the patient/doctor conversations now.