A Rejected Women's Razor Ad
The all new redesigned Venus razor
will give you the smoothest shave
you’ll ever get and sits
in the endless repertoire of beauty
that’s expected to be performed.
It is among the youngest of its kind,
only there for a hundred of the thousands
of years that we have bled on this Earth.
Think of Boudicca’s armpits and laugh.
See Joan of Arc’s hairy legs burning and be silent.
Dream of Cleopatra’s curling pubic hair and tremble.
They made us want to be as we came; hairless,
and covered in blood.
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