I won’t condemn Islamic fashions
On how a woman should be dressed,
Until the Christian man refashions
The sizes to which he’s obsessed.
Till western woman’s manumitted
From how her body is outfitted,
She’ll never be free from the sense
She dresses purely to serve gents.
This Christian form of domination-
That men control a woman’s form;
That what they want should be the norm-
Is really just a degradation.
A perfect girl does not exist
Except as advertising’s grist.
- ► 2011 (199)
- ▼ November (9)