|is for Ocypete|
Ocypete and hOw the patriarchy determines stereOtypes
Ocypete the swift was a mythic Harpy
A bird woman, though not quite as chirpy
Whatever may be the jam
It’s always cherchez la famme
From mythology to crime to malarkey.
Why do women have to always take the rap
from epic Opprobrium to daily crap?
In literary stereotypes
and in mundane real lives
for every accident and Odd mishap.
Why must Harpies and Sirens be all females
the nastier sex in most of the tales?
If Ocypete were sometimes Pete
I for One would find that neat;if those cherchez-ed were sometimes males.
O is for Odd : As I scheduled this pOst, there was news Of the Oddest possible hijack, an EgyptAir plane was hijacked this mOrning by a man in a suicide vest, demanding a meeting with whO? the POTUS? nO, his very Own ex-wife! NOt tO pOOh-pOOh the Ordeal of the passengers Or anything, but we were all geared up in frOnt of the TV, the media of cOurse zOOming in with their chOps all licked and dripping, agOg for the terrifying drama, people all Over social media frantically trying to get messages acrOss to their lOved Ones and all, when Oops! the suicide vest turned Out a fake. Egg On everyOne's face, TV crews dispersing with tail between legs, security experts who had pOntificated earlier, going ballistic with Outrage. All round hilarity ensued, with the Egyptians laughing the lOudest. LOve their sense of humOur!
The plane was supposed tO land at CairO but was diverted tO Larnaca instead. And what has the CypriOt President said about the incident? - "..there is always a wOman invOlved." (Sigh...) Of all the cliches did he have to trOt this particular One Out just now??
Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016