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The mannequins are misogynists

Pass me a coat hanger
so I can try it on for size
and hope the clothes slip off my curves
in pro-anorexic style

All the mannequins are misogynists
coat hangers masquerading as women
telling me what I should like
in subliminary whispers
never mind that Iím not built like a skeleton
dieting my ass off in the vain hopes
that I can one day be a model for a biology class
and kill the next generation
with my suicidal aspirations

Iím so painfully aware
that Iím not a boutique buyer
that my curves donít fit the contours of fabric
not made for hips like mine
and thereís nothing quite as damaging
as thin envy
that destroys all my self-love
in the mirror

Because the good days are the ones
where I donít cringe at my reflection
wishing my body would conform
to a shape that only anorexia could love

All the mannequins are misogynists
and I donít need to look far
to where I donít fit
when every fashion magazine
dictates that reality
in the glorious contradiction
of love yourselfÖ
but look like this

In a world where thin is in
Iím not at the height of beauty
Iím not the girl other people look twice at
for all the ďrightĒ reasons

So, if I canít be the prettiest girl in the room
at least allow me to be the weirdest
because I half fear that itís better to be noticed
for all the wrong reasons
than not to be noticed at all

All the mannequins are misogynists
and Iím not a skinny girl

© Indie Adams 2013
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