Working Girl

There happens to be a peculiar quirk

That applies to employed womenfolk

A statement that means a woman does work

With a sultry alternative, subtly evoked

 

Two words casually placed together

That make perfect literal sense

Bound suggestively forever

In the pop culture sub consciousness

 

It’s not got the same effect of men

More proof of the gender divide

A phrase which started way back when

Some things were best left implied

 

It’s bad enough that there’s a wage gap

Keeping women down and maligned

To the womenfolk its just another slap

When these innocent words are combined

 

The words run the risk to denigrate

When the meaning twists and twirls

You might imply she’s part of the sex trade

If you call her a working girl

 

 

 

Cameron D Hamilton 19/01/2017


 

The preceding piece was inspired by a wonderful friend of mine using the phrase ‘working man’ and my nonsensical mind falling down a comparative tangent.  Thanks for the unintended prompt J, I hope you and any lovely readers passing by approve!

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