Everything Just Stays the Same by Jennifer Lagier

The white male talking head

on my television gushes

over Bruce Jenner’s sex change,

proclaims once she transitions

to Caitlin, she can serve

as a strong voice for women.


I pick my jaw up off the floor,

wonder what attribute qualifies her

to speak for generations

of marginalized females.

Is this a role she ever

wanted, envisioned?


News anchors fixate

on her altered appearance,

couture and makeup.

She is now officially

one more gal

to be judged solely

on the basis of looks

rather than substance.

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