It’s a powerful moment we’re gripped by
when Pakistani women push for change
unfettered by gender oppression,
when Saudi woman take their place behind the wheel
and make haste with their right to vote.
But wage equality remains yet to be met
in a country once admired,
and the language reserved for women
still carries the complicated connotation
of what we mean
when we say
To live in a dichotomous time
of repression and reform
feels an increasingly American Moment.