Fill up your body and don’t eat too
Fill up your brain but not all the way. That’s not what a man wants
Work out till your bones show and be friendly and
For if you aren’t feminine why should you live?
I don’t care what you’re thinking inside
Find a man and the rest of your interests can hide
Now go to college and get a career
Don’t depend on a man, they don’t like that. But still give him all your attention if one
Do your best to give him your all, little one
Be the maid, accountant, and caregiver and catch yourself when you fall
Mother, who hurt you and made you feel this way?
I followed all of your advice and now I feel I’ve made a mistake.
I want to have more ambitions. A man who can keep up, not
Leech onto me sadistically and watch me rot
I’m sorry mother; he only cared about your body and he envied your brain But I
will never act the same.
Us women in the now we will move forward
And our brains won’t be forgotten for we are
And we will change the way women are socialized; so
that we can have more complex and fulfilling lives