As a Father Asks His Daughter: Why should you study? Read What She Said.

As a father asks his daughter:
Study? Why should you study?
I have sons aplenty who can study.
Girl, why should you study?

The daughter tells her father.
Since you ask, here is why I must study.
Because I am a girl I must study.

Long denied this right, I must study
For my dreams to take flight, I must study
Knowledge brings new light so I must study
For the battles I must fight I must study
Because I am a girl I must study

To avoid destitution I must study
To win independence I must study
To fight frustration I must study
To find inspiration I must study
Because I am a girl I must study

To fight men violence I must study
To end my silence I must study
To challenge patriarchy I must study
To demolish all hierarchy I must study
Because I am a girl I must study

To mold faith I can trust must study
To make laws that are just I must study
To sweep centuries of dust I must study
To challenge what I must study
Because I am a girl I must study

To know right from wrong I must study
To find a voice that is strong I must study
To write feminists songs I must study
To make a world where girls belong I must study
Because I am a girl I must study

: Kamla Bhasin

Kamla Bhasin is an Indian feminist, humanitarian, and poet from Rajasthan, India. She has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the freedom from hunger campaign and has dedicated her life to helping the poor in rural areas in India. She also has her own women’s empowerment organization.

She wrote a poem called, “Because I am a Girl, I Must Study,” which refers to the importance of education in women’s empowerment. I thought this poem is worth sharing with all of you.

Let me know if you like this poem in the comment section.

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5 thoughts on “As a Father Asks His Daughter: Why should you study? Read What She Said.”

  1. Greetings! This is amazing!! Enjoyed reading every single bit and look forward to reading more! I was wondering if you could checkout my new piece on Anti-abortion feminists and reproductive rights and comment some feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you. – Kiran
https://kiranninprogress.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/a-war-on-women-who-want-a-choice/

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  2. Thank you kiran. I loved your post. I cant agree enough with your point. As you said: “Abortion isn’t murder. A clump of cells is not an unborn victim. There’s nothing immoral about having control over your own body. Period.” .

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