“Don’t be too fat. Don’t be too thin. Score weight. Lose weight. Stop eating so much. Don’t eat too fast. Order a salad. Don’t eat carbs. You need to lose weight. Get on a diet. God, you look like a skeleton. Why don’t you just eat? You look sick. Eat a Burger. Men love women with meat on their bones. Be easy. Be a little. Be gentle. Be feminine. Be a lady, they said. Don’t talk too loud. Don’t talk too much. Don’t be scared. Why are you so unhappy? Don’t be a bitch. Don’t be so arrogant. Don’t be emotional, don’t cry, don’t shout, don’t swear. You’ll be a good wife. Will take his name. You copied my name? Crazy feminist. Give birth to his children. You don’t want kids? Ever want. You’ll change your mind”.
ó menina, 26.02.20
By Paul Maclean para a revista Girls, Girls, Girls