Shrouded in black the women hurried home, away from the hawkish eyes that roamed the streets. Fear accompanied these hidden heroines for they knew, and understood, their enforced positions in this patriarchal society.
The broadcasts were frequent but did nothing to dispel the truth of the situation.
"So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm", blasted the masculine loud speakers. "We will be fair and open to all women. Now go home to your husbands and children for that is your duty."
Thus the Doctors, the Teachers, the Scientists, the Politicians, and the University Professors, all hurried home to 'do their duty'.....
A dverse prompt to write a prosery of 144 words, or less, using the line from William Blake's poem "The Chimney Sweep". The line is 'So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.'
Here is the link ~ Duty