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advantages to wearing oversized sweaters:
- instant cute outfit with minimal effort
- it enhances the coziness when u drink hot beverages
- sweater paws are guaranteed to make u feel 43% more adorable
- u can unbutton ur jeans and no one will know
disadvantages to wearing oversized sweaters:
Guys think they’re totally not cute lol
the day i dress for a man is the day they dress me in my coffin to see jesus
I’m not sure if I’m gonna do t-shirts. They’re expensive to make and take up a lot of room to store. I’m thinking stickers and patches, though. Does that sound cool to everyone? You can sew the patch on whatever you want, and stickers can go anywhere.
You absolutely may, and I’d love to see a picture when it’s done!
You’re lucky then, because I’ve had some harsh gay chicks trying to take down my look. Some under the banner of feminism, some claiming I’m trying to “pass for straight” by not dressing “queer enough.” The idea that I take my clothes off in front of men (as if it’s only men, as if it’s for men) apparently takes away my lesbian cred.
I mean, some lesbians can’t even handle that bi women are human. They can be a very judgmental bunch. I’m lucky enough to be in a place where I can find more people who support me than not, which is helpful towards me not letting those words find a home inside my head.
You think you know burlesque? You haven’t seen anything yet.
Kalamazoo and Chicago, come get a taste of our unique take on the art. Live band, all original music, skits and comedy, stunts and prizes, and striptease like you’ve never seen it before. You’ll have a super happy funtime for sure! Two shows this weekend.
Come to our show!
Reminder that the Kalamazoo show is tonight. It’s at Bell’s at 8:30pm. I am in a very naked mood tonight.
I want to get both a mermaid and a reverse mermaid (fish on top, legs on bottom), I want to get a pincushion, and I want to extend the roses further down my back, maybe down one of my legs. But I also want to leave some canvas for future-me to use if she thinks of something cool.
I always wait at least a year after coming up with a concept before I get it done, otherwise I’d have a whole bunch of shitty tattoos because I’ve had a lot of shitty ideas for tattoos throughout the years.
The post has now reached far enough away from me that the messages have gone from thoughtful and supportive to “OMG ew I don’t wanna see your vagina!” and “Islam and the veil are fundamentally misogynist and we need to protect those poor weak brown women.” I’m paraphrasing, but not as much as you would think.
It doesn’t bother me, though. Because I’ve also gotten messages of “Oh wow I didn’t even realize I was acting like the girl in the middle. I’m gonna try to be conscious of this from now on.” And that right there, even if it was just one person, is enough.
If only I had time! I probably won’t until… next year? But on the plus side, my art will be even better next year!
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
Can we not address that n>1 women that wear the veil do so not out of their own choice, but because the consequences for not doing so can be horrendous?
You know, don’t rip the veil off women in the street, and if someone is happily advocating for wearing it, whilst wearing it, then yeah, whatever floats their boat. But some women DO wear the veil solely because they’re oppressed, just like some sex workers are only sex workers because they’re forced (I’m using that as an example because I AM a sex worker, and I will draw the distinction between SSWs and sex-workers-by-choice and people-involved-in-sex-related-human-trafficking).
So many people seem to pretend that *everyone* who wears the veil does it because they’re more comfortable in it and it’s all a beautiful spiritual choice, rather than (anonymised example from someone I used to know) because their uncle will stop paying their tuition fees and kick them shitless if they don’t.
Obviously there are tons of women out there who have to dress and act a certain way because they’re forced to. I’m not saying every woman gets to choose. But 1: for those that do, it’s not for anyone to criticize their choice, and 2: for those that don’t get to choose, yelling at them soooooooo doesn’t solve any problems. I would argue that the weight of the patriarchy forcing them to do something, plus feminism guilting them for doing it, is going to be twice as heavy.
If you think the patriarchy is forcing women to act/dress a certain way, take it up with the patriarchy, not with individual women.