I find it remarkable that it’s 2016 and yet gender roles are still so concrete. Sure, we’ve made strides toward gender fluidity — take Jaden Smith, for example. However, the majority of people still seem to subscribe to the same old gender roles that we have always been confined to. Bearing that in mind, I wrote the following poem. Please note that I do not seek to criticize anyone here, but rather to comment on the negatives of the social construct of gender roles.
For Nolan, My First Cousin Once Removed, Age Five
Did you know that men can be Covergirls now?
It’s true – James Charles, at 17 years old
was the first male Covergirl, which sounds like
an oxymoron, but when you think about it,
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