In a hundred wars across the earth
Men and guns are thought to prove their worth
Women stay behind and grow the food
Placing soldiers in a dangerous mood

Women around the world at work
Working, working

There's a man who must be sixty-five
Makes his living running other lives
Tells them when they can't and when they can
They're so busy they don't give a damn

Women around the world at work
Working, working

In The Daily X, May '81
Back-page human interest story runs
"Girls of twelve still sold for love today"
Just so men can have their bloody way

Women around the world at work

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"Women Around the World at Work" as written by Mark Gane

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    General CommentIt's a general comment about the pervasive sexism of the time, and how in many places, women were often seen as only good for having children. We know better now, of course, but some people are just very stubborn and refuse to change ideas no matter how wrong they are.
    quampon January 05, 2020   Link

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