Privileged

You are white—
privileged.
you are male—
privileged.
you are straight—
privileged.
just check your DNA;
find something exotic;
identify as a rampant cow.

You can try to resist;
a bigot;
a racist;
misogynist—oy vey!
Even the language is against you.
PC freak;
liberal;
feminist;
be anything you want—just not you.

From man-up to man-flu—
the language is diseased;
they want you on your knees—
wearing a pretty dress;
there’s no limit to your privilege.
Gender-fluid to gender-neutral—
the words are so contrived;
they want you to feel shame and distress.
just as long as you don’t feel yourself.

You can try to resist;
mansplaining;
manspreading;
manterrupting—oy vey!
Even the language is polluted.
PC freak;
liberal;
feminist;
be anything you want—just not you.

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