A war has been waged on women
It’s silent, but defeating.
They say worth is found in beauty
And for it we’re competing.
If you’ve got it you’re a threat
(Careful of that intellect)
Yet without it, take my heeding
You are small and unappealing.
Grieve, sisters, we’ve been tricked
By the consumerist machine
To believe we are worth shit
Without their standard glossy preen.
Photography: Mauricio Valverde Arce, from The Goddess Circle