A Sunday Poem: “Sexualised”


It’s election time in U.S.A.


The candidate

who sees women as sex objects

cannot win.


In America of 2016

these views are intolerable,

except maybe

in MTV music videos,

cartoon superheroes,

the ads of your next

Caribbean vacation, Calvin Klein jeans, or

Axe deodorant,

and when keeping up with the



Are the results out yet?



(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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