Man Must Behave Himself - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
Remaining as a daughter, a sister,
And becoming a wife and a mother,
A woman stood as a person to man.
Otherwise, she was an object in his eyes.
Women who were dancers, courtesans,
Singers and actresses were seen as objects.
Menaka and Oorvasi are beauties
That fed men's lust from the mythology..
Her face is the moon; her eyes, the faun's.
She stoops a little, burdened by her breasts.
Her heels sink deeper, burdened by her back.
In writing and reading, sex was drunk by men.
Woman wants no more to be an object.
With self esteem, she denies man access.
Man must see her as an individual,
Not a person, nor an object, and behave.
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