Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
San Miguel Nepantla / Mexico
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Arraignment Of The Men

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Males perverse, schooled to condemn
Women by your witless laws,
Though forsooth you are prime cause
Of that which you blame in them:

If with unexampled care
You solicit their disdain,
Will your fair words ease their pain,
When you ruthless set the snare?
Their resistance you impugn,
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Unnikrishnan E S 16 July 2017
Extraordinary insight; great poem peeping into the discrimination against women, meted out by the male homosapiens for centuries, without rhyme or reason. Most relevant even today, about 350 years after it was written.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 16 July 2017
Superb composition..: : Thanks for posting....
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Fabrizio Frosini 17 November 2015
Males perverse, schooled to condemn Women by your witless laws, Though forsooth you are prime cause Of that which you blame in them: - ITALIAN: Maschi perversi, educati a condannare le Donne con le vostre ottuse leggi, Anche se, in verità, proprio le donne sono all'origine Di ciò che ai maschi viene rimproverato:
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* Sunprincess * 03 October 2015
.........incredible poem and great rhyming scheme ?
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Fabrizio Frosini 12 July 2015
amazing.. as it was written in the second half of 1600..!
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