Saturday, August 16, 2014

Finishing schools

Do you recall "finishing schools,"
Where young girls went to learn the rules
On how to talk, and move, and get
The finer points of etiquette?

Those schools are gone, like dinosaurs,
Now fossils of the social wars,
Institutions of improvement,
Banished by the women's movement.

Today, the feminine mystique
Has rendered schools like those antique.
They're old hat, and you won't find 'em;
Don't believe me? Ask Ms. Steinem.

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