The Manumission of Woman

Morality's a concept that's defined
According to the mores of where we grew
And thus by place of birth we are confined
In gauging what is right or wrong to do.
Certain moral concepts do not change,
Murder, Theft, False Witness stay proscribed,
But now some concepts to "The West" are strange
And woman's slavery has not survived.
For social mores to different places heed
And what in one place is defined as sin
In "Western" lands is now a lawful deed
Of consensus to the folk involved therein.
She has the right to gain what she aspires
Be it knowledge, freedom or her heart's desires.

Petter Finne
copyright 17.10.2016
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