I am the Woman. | Slave of a slave I stand | In every land.
A 'wage slave is the Man - | Sustenance slave am I. | Such is the tie.
We .are enthralled | By the very deeds we do. | Both me and you.
You fight for freedom: | That all men may be | From Bondage free:
Free to enjoy, Free |To possess that which they make | Their wealth to take!
While in all lands | 'Gainst slavery you rave you love your slave! | Can you gain freedom While I am not free?
It cannot be. | From womb of slave No freeman can be bred, | But slave instead.
If you want free men, | Men who are not afraid | Of laws man-made:
Not afraid of God, | Nor heaven nor hell; | Who will not sell
For gold the birthright | To the wealth they make - | Then you must take
Your bondage from us; | Let your -woman knoe (sic) | Their chains must go
I AM THE WOMAN; | SLAVE OF A SLAVE I STAND | IN EVERY LAND.
Jennie Scott Griffiths - Feminist, Pacifist and Socialist during the Great War in Australia.