A Feminist’s Diligence

Note: I strive to start conversations with my writing, especially when it comes to feminist or LGBT issues. This one reflects my recent thoughts about equal pay for women and the rising rates of women in STEM fields. 




Soon enough, she will reap what her efforts have sown. She is a pillar of strength, an icon of integrity.


When she stands on the brink of failure, her efforts are doubled. Working well under pressure is one of her strongest traits; everyone agrees.

She will always fight to succeed in a man’s industry. Her industry.

And if her sex is used as a weapon or some omen of her imminent failure, she will set her jaw and carry on with pride unfettered by the opinions of those who doubt her diligence.

Only she decides her fate.

© 2016 H.R. Stephens

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