A Century Of Suffrage

The LGBT Poet Laureate shares a poem to celebrate #Vote100


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A Century Of Suffrage


Hurrah for the Suffragettes,

Who, one hundred years ago,

Fought for the right of women to vote.

Struck inequality a deadly blow.


Let us not forget their struggle,

Against the gender discrimination,

Of every woman, of every race,

Of every female in this nation.


Let's remind employers & unions,

That equal job means equal pay.

Let's change the law & enforce it,

To make sure it stays that way.


Sexual harassment in the workplace,

Is something that has to end.

A woman's right to feel safe at work,

Is a right we need to defend.


The success of our country's economy,

Relies on women to work.

Professional success & opportunity,

Is not just a masculine perk.


In honour of the Suffragettes,

Let us, men and women agree,

Sexual discrimination thwarts potential

It's Equality that sets us free.




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