137. WLTM *

there’s this bird on TV banging on about how this one-way medieval mirror empowers her to be herself, safe from any potential rapist mentally creaming himself all over her glossy hair, eyelashes & lips; only doesn’t this self-regarding view assume that any woman is desirable simply for being a woman ? I wonder if, one day, she might wake up and lift the veil and feel the brush of freedom on her skin:  walls can build a home or a prison, but a gilded cage is still a cage.