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Social Justice

Seven Men

03:02
Christiana Boehmer (BMI)

Story

I wrote this song in response to events in my workplace that reflected a misogynistic culture.  I see the same in halls of power in which women's voices are absent.  The audio was recorded at the Roslindale Open Mike in March 2018.

I share this recording to tell other women that you are not alone.  Please share.

Lyrics

Seven men sitting at a table talking ‘bout something I know quite well

I’m not shy and I speak up, share an idea ‘cause I want to help

Not one man looks my way, not one man says that he heard

They go on with their talk as if I’d not said a word

Am I invisible?  Am I incapable? Do I not know what I know? Do I not count?

What do I say to these men?

 

Seven men sitting at a table laughing ‘bout something not meant for me

I am stunned by the crudeness they are sharing publicly

Not one man looks my way, not one man sees if I heard

They go on with this joke and I cannot say a word

Am I invisible?  Am I ignorable? Do I not know what I know? Do I not count?

What do I say to these men?

 

Seven men sitting at a table talking 'bout funds for women’s health

Pregnancy’s not their problem, by their actions you can tell

They begrudge every dime for a sister, daughter, wife

For the birth of a healthy child, for a pregnant woman's life

Are we invisible? Are we replaceable? Do we not know what we know? Do we not count?

What do we say to these men? What do we say to these men?

What do we say to these men?

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A marriage of words and music

Oh the beauty of the broken things

Ancient glass in a museum

The brokenness or the beauty

Which do you see? 

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