Change

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Docile bodies are valued and esteemed.

As kids, we’re all taught to have these social constructs dreamed.

Letting dresses confine you,

All while dreaming of having it in a size two.

Femininity asks for passivity.

Which limits one’s opportunities due to lack of activity.

Sexuality is expected to follow a heterosexual path,

Unless one wants to find their way through everyone’s wrath.

Questions about our social progress must be asked.

Because they’ve been hidden for too long; centuries masked.

These gender roles, these ideals, these historical models.

Have shown just how long we’ve simply dawdled.