Is Girls Who Read the new feminist anthem?
See, some guys prefer asses/ Some prefer tits/ And I'm not saying that I don't like those bits/ But what's more important/ What supercedes/ For me/ Is a girl a with passion, wit and dreams/ So I want a girl who reads.
British poet, writer and actor Mark Grist has been propped on the metaphorical shoulders of women and paraded through town, since a video of his poem Girls Who Read began doing cyber rounds.
In a world inundated with lyrics and images that relentlessly sexualise and objectify women, Grist's words are certainly refreshing.
The poem is funny, sweet and will warm the hearts of bookworms - but surely the suggestion it's a "feminist anthem" is a stretch?
So, a guy (and yes, he seems like a nice dude and if I bumped into him at the library I'd totally say 'hi') writes a poem that isn't sexist but actually celebrates women's imagination rather than their breasts and bottoms and we swoon?
Here's the video so you can judge for yourself: