What Women Don't Want

Patriarchy, Misogyny, Bigotry
No it is the ignorance silly that makes us angry.
‘Oh no don’t say angry, we don’t want to be known as crazy’
Ha! No more gaslighting or other means to make us doubt our own sanity!

‘Women don’t know what they want. They’re so flaky.’
Just one of those things that make us go -Why so judgy?
So here’s a list of things that we don’t want. Listen carefully.
Blame it on cultural conditioning if none of it makes sense to thee.

We don’t want rules and boundaries
We don’t always want the pressure of being a good girl or a lady
We don’t want to be superwomanly
Sometimes we just want to be lazy.

We don’t want to be pigeon-holed as pretty, hot or sexy
We don’t want to be judged for anything but our abilities
We don’t want to miss any opportunity
Just because we got married and had a baby

We don’t want to be ignored or put down needlessly
We don’t want to deal with any biases while ascending corporate hierarchy
We don’t want to work just because we need pocket money
We don’t want to quit work just to fulfill familial duties

We don’t want to do anything just to please the society
We don’t want to be told what should be our priorities
We don’t want to be groped or touched inappropriately
We don’t want our safety to be only our responsibility

We don’t want to be pressured into suffering abuse silently
We don’t want to be doubted when we report it regretfully
We don’t want big gestures, just some empathy
We don’t want reservation, just inclusivity

In this world that is talking about big things like gender fluidity
We don’t want anything more than being able to express our identity
We don’t want to piss off anyone majorly
But we also don’t want to lose our mental stability

We may raise our voice but don’t want complete anarchy
We just don’t want unfairness and hence are pursuing equality


  1. So true firstly we do not want conditioning. Just let us be and we will evolve. Such a spirited poem.

  2. Thanks Sudha. And you are one hundred percent right.

  3. Amen woman!
    May I please add a few? We don't want labels. We don't want our feelings to be put down to PMS. We don't want to be treated as the "weaker" sex.

  4. It's just WOW. No words to describe the way you have presented it. We all know the facts,but you have bring forth it amazingly. Hope the message goes around and reaches everyone.

  5. Hi Mahak...agree with you. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope to hear more from you. :) Rashmi thank you for your constant encouragement. :)

  6. Every woman in the world should read this. It is exact and accurate. As a society we should embrace this and try to bring about a change. Not being judged for clothes, choices and lifestyle is what we desire.

  7. What a powerful poem! I loved it :)

  8. Thanks @wowparenting.com for your encouragement. Thanks Purba :)

  9. Loved it Ashwini. You nailed it. Women d3finitely dont want any of this and it read like a rap song! Good going😊

  10. Thanks Namratha. Coming from a lovely poet like you... feels real nice. :)

  11. Loved the poem, Ashwini :)

  12. Well said Ashwini people say women don’t know what they want but you have perfectly summed up what a woman wants. Do visit my blog which revolves around the same theme but takes a fictional route

  13. Thanks Seema.

    Thanks Akshata. Visited your blog and commented. :) We feminist bloggers need to show solidarity to one another.

  14. Anonymous12:15 am

    Well, who wouldn't want such a beautiful composition. Great work:-)

  15. Great piece of poetry Ashwini. So bold and strong. It's something which resonates with women of all generations and from all walks of life. This made for an awesome read.

  16. Thanks Surbhi. Glad to hear that my poem resonated with you. :) Thanks for your support.


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