UNBALANCED CUTS

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This country stands on the shoulders of women

Where gendered job roles,

Still exist, still control

Give way to pay gaps and discrimination

Minimum wage stagnates

As the cost of living inflates

While women still make up most low paid positions


This country stands on the shoulders of women

As privately educated male politicians

Write the laws that worsen women’s conditions

Women lose most to the welfare cuts

that should be a provision

Paying twice for a banking crisis

caused by men in finance positions

Failed by the state

And instead made to pay

For mistakes made without our permission


This country stands on the shoulders of women

Women for whom tax credit loss

and childcare costs

are a constant suffocation

Single mothers who’ve lost

more than a sixth of their income

To Cameron’s ConDem coalition

The same administration

That’s cut nurseries, cut legal aid,

cut domestic violence provisions

Of the 15 billion saved

11 billion’s been made

By cutting the income of women

Driving inequity in the name of austerity

In this country that stands on the shoulders of women


By Sarah-Jane Gay

Artwork by Georgia Flowers

@georgia_foxglove

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the topic of women’s rights. I believe that women should stand up for themselves. 🙂

  2. I of July says:

    so much good content on this site

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