(“Every real woman feels…” – Speech by almost any congressman)
I’m old fashioned, and I think that’s right
That man should know, by the eternal laws of Nature,
The right way to rule, to win, to fight,
And exercise these so-called paternal functions;
But even I rebel a little
Seeing that he also knows my work.
At least he’s always ready to expose it,
Especially in the legislative hall,
The joys, the worries, the halos that surround him,
“How women feel” – he knows better than anyone.
In fact, his thesis is that no one can
Know what is feminine except a man.
I’m old fashioned and I’m happy
When he explains the world of art and science
And the government – to him divinely sent –
I drink it with feminine complacency.
But I can’t listen – no, I’m only human –
While he teaches me to be a woman.