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Your inherent nature
Doesn’t need to be purchased
But you don’t go
Beneath the surface
Question the ways
The fashion and porn industries
Have co-opted feminist ideology
Used marketing language subversively
To make you think
It’s an expression of your
Freedom of choice and autonomy
To purchase high heels cosmetics and lingerie
As an expression of your
Beauty and sexuality
You don’t need money
To be free
You just need to
Work internally
Do the questioning
That allows new perceptions and possibility
To emerge organically
From deep within
So the healing and self discovery
Can begin

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