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I’m The Boss And I Refuse To Apologise For It

Why is it so hard for some men to accept a female boss, no matter how competent she is? Deal with it!

Why is it so hard for some men to accept that a woman can be a boss? Deal with it!

I am at a superior position, I hope you realize

For that I do not have to apologize

I have spent more years, acquired more grey hair

In this profession compared to you, thus it is fair

That, despite my gender and stature petite

I call the shots, why do you aim to compete

With me, or argue with me at every step of the way

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You would not dream of doing that any day

If your superior were a man, I guess

I am disheartened that you cannot process

The fact that your boss can a woman be

This is still a patriarchal society…

I have proved my mettle by working my way

To the top, yet I feel compelled every day

To prove my competence emphatically

 

Only to be labeled automatically

As bossy and difficult to work with-

While I keep trying to tackle the monolith

Of male dominance at positions highest

There are times when I feel the zest

For my profession diminishing, but then I remind

Myself to ignore your behaviour of this kind

I know I am capable, I have set my eyes

On the glass ceiling – the ultimate prize

That I aspire towards; your criticism unfair

Cannot deprive me of my rightful share

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Whether you like it or not, know it is true

In your career you will encounter women bosses too!

Top image via Unsplash

First published here.

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Shuchita Gupta

I am a woman, a physician, a mother and an aspiring writer rolled into one. I write about various aspects of my life, and my preferred form of writing is poetry (or rhyming verses). read more...

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