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When people have a problem
seeing my picture in social media
because I am a girl

When people have an issue with me laughing
loudly in the street
because I am a girl

When I get a chance for a scholarship
and my family won’t let me accept it
because I am a girl

When I lose my favorite job for not being allowed
to travel across the provinces
because I am a girl

When I go to a meeting and am welcomed by men
handing me phone numbers
because I am a girl

When I reject his proposal
and am blackmailed
because I am a girl

When I wait on the street
and people judge me by how I look
because I am a girl

When I arrive a bit late
and must answer questions
because I am a girl

It hurts me when being a girl
means facing all this

By Sayara