"Yeah, sorry--I could do without the "respect" accorded Victorian women. Upper-class, well-behaved, Victorian women might have been put on pedestals, but working-class women, servants, widows, financially-dependent unmarried sisters…"
"I'm one of these women. I actually wear skirts most of the time because I have such a hard time finding pants that fit. The only jeans that fit me are the old-school Wranglers, which have high waists because they're meant for…"
"I suspect, though, that for those of us who grew up in societies where women routinely wear pants, the eyes do not go "straight to the crotch" because what we are seeing is not a novelty. Granted, I'm a straight woman, but my…"
"I have to confess that this wouldn't be my approach to simplicity. Simplicity of aesthetics, perhaps, but not simplicity of . . . well, much else.
My parallel would be jeans: I have a very hard time finding jeans that fit. …"
"Heh--I was in high school during the grunge era. If ever anything was the perfect cover for a girl who didn't want to deal with male attention, grunge was it. I borrowed all my dad's vintage wool overshirts and wore the biggest…"
"(Late to the party, as usual.)
I have to open this with the confession that I'm a sewing pattern collector, which is pretty much the antithesis of simplicity. Yes, I do sew them whenever I have time, although a few are just too…"
"My hair currently is just below my shoulders. I find longer hair easier because I can pull it up out of my face and I don't have to have it cut all the time to maintain the look (I do realize, though, that mine looks conventionally better…"
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