"bucking for a raise" Poem

Title

"bucking for a raise" Poem

Subject

Feminism, Poetry

Description

A poem written by Susan Sojourner on the topic of the gender pay gap between men and women in the workforce.

Source

Susan Hasalo Sojourner Collection, M539, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Date

1978-10-08

Rights

Copyright not evaluated.

Format

Image/gif

Language

En

Type

Text

Original Format

Written poetry

Files

Handwritten poem called bucking for a raise<br />
<br />
but dear<br />
he's got a<br />
PhD<br />
10 years less experience<br />
and the right thing dangling <br />
between his legs...<br />
<br />
couldn't expect someone <br />
with one of those<br />
to live on 12 thousand <br />
dollars a year...<br />
<br />
after all, <br />
care and feeding one of them<br />
danglies<br />
must be a whole lot more than for<br />
your six-year-old.<br />
<br />
Susan Sojourner<br />
8 October 1978

Citation

“"bucking for a raise" Poem,” Online Exhibits at Southern Miss, accessed July 14, 2024, https://usmspecialcollections.omeka.net/items/show/371.

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