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Women's bodies, minds, lives, souls... are not their own. They are expected to live, exist, just BE only for those who think they own them.
Women’s bodies, minds, lives, souls… are not their own. They are expected to live, exist, just BE only for those who think they own them.
Oh, you’ve put on weight.
Do you not take exercise?
Aww dear, your dark circles!
Is there some problem?
Do you not get sleep?
You look so pale.
Look at your pores.
And black heads
And oh, those acne.
Get something done, no?
Try this mixture.
And, for the time being
Put on makeup
Because you ain’t pretty.
So try some fakeness.
For your double chin?
Get a contour stick.
And oh, you got a hair cut?
But isn’t it too short?
Anyway, they’ll grow.
Don’t get ’em colored.
Because what if?
And that surgery scar?
Keep it covered.
It looks creepy.
And, wear a nail paint
And hey, listen.
Why are you living?
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