Among the many lies they tell to women
is the one that says they shouldn’t lift heavy things.
Not sacks of potatoes, gigantic rocks nor over-stuffed suitcases
and certainly not weights, on a bar, in a gym.
That’s dangerous, stick to the tiny pink dumbbells.
Look out! Don’t try weights!
Your muscles will bulge and
no one will fancy you.
Your fragile body will break
and you’ll only have yourself to blame.
Look out! Put it down!
You’ll grunt and grimace, it’s just not pretty.
Unfeminine and off-putting – it’ll threaten the boys.
What business have you got being strong, anyway?