You’re a man – a song by Ali Bee

This awesome song (widely miscalled a ‘limerick’ in the media) was retweeted by Harry Miller aka @HarryTheOwl, earning him a police investigation with the end result that his retweet was recorded as a ‘hate incident’.

I kid you not.

See Ali singing it here.

You’re a man.

Your breasts are made of silicone
Your vagina goes nowhere
And we can tell the difference
Even when you are not there
Your hormones are synthetic
And lets just cross this bridge
What you have you stupid man
Is male privilege.

You’re a man, you’re a man
We can say it, yes we can
That you’ll never be a woman
Even if that is your plan
Every cell is coded male
From your birth until the grave
You are simply a man
Neither stunning nor brave

Your penis isn’t womanly
Your wig is poorly made
Your idea of womanhood
Just doesn’t make the grade
You think we are just caricatures
Or porn tropes for your use
You pretend that you can be us
But it’s merely more abuse

You’re a man, you’re a man
We can say it, yes we can
That you’ll never be a woman
Even if that is your plan
Every cell is coded male
From your birth until the grave
You are simply a man
Neither stunning nor brave

Your great big hands and manly head
Are difficult to hide
A hand in front of Adam’s fruit
Proof does not provide
That you have changed your actual sex
Because your brain is pink
It’s laughable to those of us
Who actually can think

You’re a man, you’re a man
We can say it, yes we can
That you’ll never be a woman
Even if that is your plan
Every cell is coded male
From your birth until the grave
You are simply a man
Neither stunning nor brave

Ali Bee