Women, Interrupted

"Shattered Silence"
11" x 14" mixed media on canvas board

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The greatest barrier
to the advancement of women
is actually the social construct
hovering just above the glass ceiling

It demands that we mold ourselves
into life-sized Barbie dolls
of perfect attributes
few of us actually possess

So we bicker among ourselves,
a curious form of divide & conquer
where we battle to be
the last bitch standing

Yet in the end,
whether we
sport a size 6 or a 20,
use makeup or go natural,
wear a hijab or a suit,
stay single or marry,
pursue a career or a family,
we're all still superwomen
allowing men
destroying our Earth
to dictate
which choices are okay.