Say it loud

Say it loud
and speak it out,
without compromise
and without fear.

Say today that we’ve
had enough
and that we can
no longer shut
our mouths
when we hear
the sexist jibes
and all the inappropriate
subtle gendered talk
that make women and girls
tread a certain way and
live their lives
with less than quality.

Say it long
and make it clear,
for we are men
who want what women want,
and that is equality, not fear.