What in the world is all the commotion about concerning a female version of “Lord of the Flies”? Didn’t we already live through this with “Ghostbusters”? To be honest, I recall a female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” (starring Rita Morena and Sally Struthers), but I don’t remember any uproar.
None of this is surprising in a day when Donald “Nobody has more respect for women than I do” Trump is grabbing…er, headlines…because he’s killing policy intended to help close the gender wage gap. For just one article about that, click HERE.
Of course, Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emiliy Dickinson’s third cousin, twice removed – at her request) was a pioneer for women’s rights and equal pay. He wrote about it in his now-classic poem “How odd this Lava Bed” (below on the left). His poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem “How good his Lave Bed” (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
How odd this Lava Bed
That when a fictional Boy –
Who has been filmed for all the World –
Is dressed a different Way –
By Emily Dickinson:
How good his Lava Bed
To this laborious Boy –
Who must be up to call the World –
And dress the sleepy Day –