Oh hai. Have you seen the amazing little hat that @therealbethdunn made me? #stylinbaby
Taking a little girl home today. :)
Social work (LISW), writer, blogger, quirky primate
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.
Was wondering if you ever got your money back from Summer Plum? She's on twitter asking for money and for people to buy her things daily.
Asked by Anonymous
Yes, I did last year. After years and years of relentlessly tracking her down and publicly shaming her on the internet, she paid me back. I remain absolutely appalled by her as a person and would recommend that NO ONE give her a dime. EVER. She is a scam artist through and through.
Jim: “It’s really frustrating to me when you use things like fuckin’ logic and scientific facts to shoot down my ideas.”
[Issue: he wanted to coax the baby out with brownies and then feed her one. I unhelpfully pointed out that newborns can’t have brownies and why.]