Body Image Issues
All women have problems with their body image!
So they say.
They put this message on like,
Billboards and shit.
Everywhere you go–
“Diet and exercise yourself to worthiness!”
“BE EMPOWERED IN YOUR BODY”
“DOVE YOURSELF, BOOTIFULL”
As if I’m not, already, somehow–
Do you know how much power is in this body?
This one– the one I’m in right now.
The one with the titties and the
More power than some fucking billboard message has !
I guess brainwash is very powerful
I’ve been brainwashed to care about these issues
What issues, Becky?
Your body issues?
I’ve been brainwashed to care
About everyone else’s issue
With my body.
I’ve been programmed
To see myself
Like a product on a billboard
An appliance for my husband to fix
Freeze off my problem areas…
Might I suggest freezing off my face
Starting this shit from scratch
Ya’ll got problems with all of it
I’m just some lady living
I’m my own goddamn cheerleading squad
Leave me the fuck alone
When you imply that I have to change my perspective
I am so confused
Do I hate myself?
Is that what you think I do?
Why, because I don’t look like you?
Am I supposed to?
Am I a bad little girl for thinking
That I’ve got nothing to improve?
That’s what it seems to me.
Don’t worry, I have a lot of things I want to do
But they’re like,
And “testosteroney” things
Not weight watchers, Keto,
slimming fast, wasting away.
I kind of like having a body that works
Not a body
That’s in the works.
Stay out of my way,
I’m in charge of myself
Don’t believe me?
I can throw you.