Comments on: Lessons for Girls, #13: You are not what you wear. http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:48:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Belle http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-368678 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 15:06:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-368678 Ignoring it doesn’t work. I don’t have the problem these days (age being what it is, as well as an over-ripe body), but I’m always horrified when I hear that kind of thing and see the woman just absorb it and keep going. I understand her reluctance to confront a group of men, but damn! T’aint right.

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By: Dr. Crazy http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-368647 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:17:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-368647 I have long fantasized about putting pligrim/indian headgear on my cats, but since they won’t even wear collars, and since they look at me with derision whenever the thought even crosses my mind, I have never tried. Similarly, I have not given them bunny ears for easter, nor have I given them an Uncle Sam hat for fourth of July, though those would be equally awesome (though, they would agree, a crime against nature).

And what you said about how “just ignoring it” as pretty ineffectual by way of responding to this sort of thing.

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By: squadratomagico http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-368495 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 08:31:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-368495 I am what I wear pretty often, actually…

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-367939 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 22:15:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-367939 As I said–”a crime against nature!”

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By: Erica http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-367700 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 15:48:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-367700 That dog-and-cat picture is really, really freakin’ me out for some reason.

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By: Lilian Nattel http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-367680 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 15:07:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-367680 “Well, pal–this is a concealed-carry state, and I’ve got a blog.”

I just love that and your response. It is awesome.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-367679 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 15:06:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-367679 Funny you should mention Thelma & Louise, Roxie. That movie came out exactly in my Philadelphia woman-on-the-street-abuse years, and I LOVED the scene where they torched that a-hole’s truck! And as I recall, there were a number of audible shrieks and whoops of approval in the darkened theater, tooo.

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By: Roxie http://www.historiann.com/2009/07/11/lessons-for-girls-13-you-are-not-what-you-wear/comment-page-1/#comment-367676 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=6201#comment-367676 Thanks for the plug, Historiann, and the exhortation to live. Love you, too, and I’m hanging in there on the whole living thing so far.

Your story about talking back to man-on-the-street assertions of verbal privilege made me wish that Thelma and Louise had had a blog, which would have afforded them satisfactions almost as deep as blowing up trucks with far less damage to property. Of course, I reckon you could say all us feisty fembloggers are sisters, daughters, and pals of T&L, doing their work by other means. Carry on, wimmins. Talk back, indeed!

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