Big Black Dog
He whimpers and yelps
Its Me who owns him
Yet He dictates my moods
(c) T. Altman 2017
We want equal pay and equal rights
Who cares about fucking traffic lights
Tax Payers forking out the cash
To look at female signs whilst they dash
There needs to be more gender equality
But this my friend is simple council polity
(C) T. Altman, 7/3/2017
Inspired by the news that Melbourne council is adding female walking signs:
News Article Link: Victorian Pedestrian Crossing Equal Walking Signs
I wrote this poem and submitted to the Festival for Poetry and is now featured on their site:
I have always been inspired by stories by and of women and I recently re-read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.
I have to start off by saying this book was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad she did as its become one of my favorite all time books.
The scary thing is that our current political climate can potentially lead to this dystopian world where women’s rights and reproduction are controlled by men in power and with that in mind its quite a thought provoking read.
This book has had a deep impact on me and my personal connection to feminism and the resulting treatment of women and their bodies.
Hulu has created a tv series based on the books airing in March and I look forward to seeing this great novel on the small screen…until then: