By Charmy Jayashree Harikrishnan
A poem responding to some social media chhee-chhee and tut-tut on a young woman’s Facebook post about masturbation.
The men on my timeline
And some women too
Writing on Facebook since two thousand one nine
The gents who believe they are intelligent —
Artists, writers and filmmakers, they vent —
Oh what’s that post on female masturbation?
Doesn’t she know we are a swacch nation?
Their knickers in a knot
Their blood turning to a clot
They cry, “Chee chee
How dare you show us a vee vee
Write like us, silly girl, big meaningful sentences
On politics, economics and superior dog ticks”
They get an angina
When they see a vagina
Get that finger off the clit,
They rage, it is not art or lit
Their tongues belong to T-Rex
They don’t talk about sex
My Facebook is a nation
That needs sex education