reasons for my inquisition

ASSUMING BASED ON EVIDENCE: BACKED-UP CHARGES
- REASONS WHY I THINK MY GRANDFATHER MIGHT BE SEXIST - 

1. 
you are always trying
to get me to work.
you just-
to my boy cousins,
you try to urge them to relax,
to "just be boys".
but you expect me to work hard
and you don't ever offer me a break

2. 
you seem to think
that i can only help out
inside the house - 
it's always about cleaning
or cooking, and all the
outside things are left to 
the boys and men.

3.
you're very old-fashioned. 
you call my mother
my father's "ex-wife",
instead of simply referring to her
by her own name.
and you just can't seem to 
get your head around
LGTBQA+ and Aboriginal rights.

4.
i'm not sure if you love me.
i'm... a bit eclectic, to be honest.
and you've always liked simple things,
preferred for girls to be in 
pink dresses, not jeans and an
Edward Scissorhands t-shirt.

5.
you and my grandmother
play out a perfect sterotypical
husband-and-wife relationship.
is that what you assume
that i will have in time?

BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY 
- REASONS WHY I THINK MY GRANDFATHER MIGHT NOT BE  SEXIST - 

1. 
maybe you're just
trying to do what's best for me
push me hard so i can work hard
give me a "taste of what the real world's like".

2.
you're family.
as such, i'm required to 
at least hope in vain
that you, old man, 
that you, bridge troll,
have become more "modern".

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