If only manly traits
Were sexy in a woman
I'm smart, funny, and confident
I have a job and I'm ambitious
I'd make a great husband

But, as a woman,
I'm perceived as bitchy
And pushy and weird
I'm not pretty enough
I'm not docile enough
I'm not an object of desire

The flip side?
Being unattractive
Means I'm not prey
Men don't catcall
They don't leer
They don't stalk
At worst they ridicule

But I'm confident enough
That I don't care
I'd rather be happy with me
Than try to be someone else.

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