In our sophisticated societies
there are men
who 'breed' sons as a re-issue of themselves
for inheritance of power;
and daughters as bargaining chips
for the extension of power
by amalgamation of resources.
Children whose worth is solely dependent
upon their value in 'the Tribal Game'.
Through ignorance or denial
the value of a woman
lies in the male's preferred child production
entirely based upon his sex-deciding genes
and often upon his sperm count.
No wonder education is denied to women:
Knowledge lays waste to buffoonery.
But even in educated nations
Science can be selective, or denied.
Still, today, there are men
persuaded by rigid fundamentalism
thousands of years ancient
who believe that women exist to provide progeny;
that the birth of male offspring
is the woman's responsibility.
Who judge her, and treat her accordingly:
No son – exchangeable.
No children – discard-able.
convenient for labour