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March is Women’s History Month, but my thoughts are on a Future in which the tables will be turned.


The female majority in the U.S. Congress
In retaliation for legislation passed
By their male predecessors
Have not only stricken down all measures
Limiting access to birth control and
Reproductive healthcare, they have
Imposed a 72-hour waiting period
On heterosexual sex.
During this time the male is required
To attend pregnancy prevention counseling
At a licensed facility
Where he can expect
To encounter aggressive protestors
And endure cruel taunts regarding his moral
And physical fitness to perform the act
Before entering.
When women were asked if this
Would be a sort of punishment
For them as well,
69 percent said
Not really.

–Zelda Leah Gatuskin, 2015 ©