Bizarre English! - Poem by Ajit Das
A school-going girl living upstairs
dons whatever her clothes
In class rooms and common parlance,
she displays sparks
Her teachers and admirers
see her blossoming
into a ‘genius' in the future.
But, hold on.
These terms may be sexist;
so says a lady academic
They show qualities
assumed to be male;
not gender-neutral, they are
mismatch for female.
label of genius for Einstein,
but not for Marie Curie,
Helen Keller or Jane Austen!
*a Cambridge academic finding words:
flair, brilliance, genius steeped
in gender inequality
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