The Little Mermaid gave up her voice so as to be near her beloved prince and that’s how little girls are taught from the earliest age that as women the price to pay for love will always be their silence.
The lion is called king of the forest for its beauty only because it is well known that the one who fights every battle is the lioness living under her hungry king’s thumb and remembered by no name at all.
Mona Lisa, mona linda, O emblem of western beauty! A hundred greedy eyes rest on you, Drinking you in.
Crowds and crowds gather To feast on your unsmiling face, Your stiff posture, your Lifeless gaze.
Within the golden frame you are Frozen in time And unable to escape those relentless gawks.
Life imprisonment With an audience of 2 million.
Adoring fans, passers-by Cry out in praise! “Beauty, beauty, beauty!”
Do they know what they see? Bland Western beauty standards served up on a plate.
Fresh from Ireland and ready to eat. Dreams of wealth and success Wrapped up in pale white skin And short blonde hair.
"mona linda" is Spanish for "pretty blonde". I recently moved to Colombia and am pursued by these shouts, accompanied by stares wherever I go. Another product manufactured for male gaze. These shouts are my punishment for having the audacity to be alive and walk down the street.
Wife-beater, drum player blower of holy pan-pipes Plumed, bejeweled in ****** plastic Inca priest, mestizo beast multi-kulti prophet (who chooses to live in the USA) where liberals kow-tow while you show them how to adulate indigenous crypto misogynous eager to pay eager to please diversity’s devotees buy your CDs
a perfect idiot from the mythic Sierra naming your brood after Andean peaks pre-Columbian pachamama freaks eat it up: your Inca schtick (but ask the battered gringa-chick about your unsustainable ways: who hits who smiles who beats who pays ?)
(based on a true story)
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